Margaret Mary McDonough Cusick

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Margaret Mary McDonough Cusick, Nativity Section of Scranton, passed away peacefully on Nov. 8 in Portland, Ore. Margaret was the wife of the late Patrick Francis Cusick.

Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late John and Ella McGoldrick McDonough. Educated in the Scranton School District, she was a member of the 1943 graduate class of Central High School. The wife of a Air Force serviceman, she traveled extensively throughout Europe while stationed in Germany and lived at various military installations throughout the United States. Margaret was a retired office supervisor at the Tobyhanna Army Depot and worked hard to raise the quality of her passions, her children and her wardrobe.

Margaret was a devout Roman Catholic and a member of the Nativity of Our Lord Church. She loved attending the St. Ann's Novena every summer. She led an active social life and was always happy to make new friends and to see old ones. She traveled just about anywhere and shopped just about anytime. Margaret loved and was loved by all. Godspeed, may you have fair winds and following seas.

Surviving are four sons, Patrick Cusick Jr., Brownsville, Texas; Jeffrey and Hugh Anthony Cusick, Scranton; and Dennis Cusick and his partner, Alan Dale, Portland, Ore.; a daughter, Ellen Sosler and husband, Richard, Campbell Hall, N.Y.; a brother-in-law, Francis Walsh, Scranton; sisters-in-law, Ann Jennings McDonough, Scranton; and Patricia Neville Cusick, Forty Fort; and her beloved numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Margaret is also preceded in death by her beloved son, James; brothers, John and James McDonough; a sister, Anne Walsh; and long time friend and companion, Robert Maloney.

Memorial Mass will be celebrated Saturday at 10 a.m. in Nativity of Our Lord Church at St. John Neumann Parish, Scranton, celebrant the Rev. Michael Bryant, pastor.

Family will receive friends at the Eugene A. Cusick Funeral Home, 217 Jefferson Ave., Scranton, Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. Interment St. Catherine's Cemetery Moscow.
Published in Scranton Times on Nov. 20, 2012