Catherine McDonnell, Hilton Head Island, S.C., formerly of Scranton, died Friday at the home of her daughter. She was the widow of Major James McDonnell, who died Nov. 8, 2002.
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Born in Scranton, daughter of the late John and Mae Harris Davis, she was a member of United Baptist Church of Scranton and its Women's Association. Educated in Scranton public schools and a graduate of Scranton Technical High School, she was employed in the local garment industry before retirement. Catherine was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother who will be deeply missed.
Surviving are a daughter, Karen Loud and husband, George, Hilton Head Island; a son, James P. McDonnell Jr., McLean, Va.; a granddaughter, Kelly Cleary and husband, Andrew, Washington, D.C.; two great-grandchildren, Maggie Cleary and Colin Cleary, both of Washington, D.C.; nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was also preceded in death by a brother, John Davis; and a sister, Mary Osterhout.
The funeral will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Davies-Jones Funeral Chapel, 135 S. Main Ave., with services by the Rev. Earl O. Cassel, pastor of United Baptist Church. Interment, Washburn Cemetery.
Friends may call Tuesday, 4 to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to United Baptist Church, 213 S. Main Ave., Scranton, PA 18504.
Published in Scranton Times on Feb. 10, 2013