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Jane Feeney


Jane Feeney, 82, of Avoca, passed away on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born in Avoca September 28, 1936 and was the daughter of the late Eugene and Agnes McLane McGarry.

She was an active member of Queen of The Apostles Parish Church, (St. Mary’s Church), Avoca and was a member of St. Mary’s Avoca Altar and Rosary Society. She attended St. Mary’s Parochial School and was a 1953 graduate of the Pittston Central Catholic High School, Pittston. She graduated in 1957 from Misericordia University, with a bachelor’s degree in business. Jane educated children for over 35 years. She started her career teaching in the state of New Jersey and then taught for many years at the Avoca High School and retired from Pittston Area School District.

Jane enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She loved to travel and did so, extensively, with her family and her friends from college. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend and will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Robert Feeney, who died September 7th, 2003 and her infant brother and sister.

She is survived by her sons; Patrick and his wife Jackie, of West Wyoming and Eugene and his wife Ann, of Waverly Twp. Also surviving are her grandchildren; Katie, Molly, Patrick, Bridget, Erin and Robert. Her brother James McGarry and his wife Bernice, of Moosic, her in-laws Ellen Brown, of Exeter, and George and Patricia Marr, of Memphis TN, her best friend Marilyn Redington and many nieces and nephews.

Jane’s family would like to thank Dr. James Kosik and his staff and also Hospice of The Sacred Heart for their kindness and compassionate care.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Pittston Care and Concern Clinic, 35 William St., Pittston, PA 18640 or to the Cody Barrasse Foundation in support of organ donation at www.codybarrassefoundation.com

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday April 24, at 9:30am from Kiesinger Funeral Services, Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea with a mass of Christian burial at 10:00am at Queen of The Apostles Parish Church, 715 Hawthorne St., Avoca with Fr. Phillip Sladicka officiating. Friends may call on Tuesday, April 23rd from 5-8pm. Interment will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Avoca.

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