Catherine “Cookie” McDonough, 75, of Scranton died Sunday afternoon in Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore. Her husband, the late William E. died August 23, 2009. The couple had been married for 42 years.
Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Ella Shutrick Black and was a graduate of Dunmore High School. She was a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Dunmore and prior to retirement, she was a seamstress in the local garment industry.
She tended bar at the Italian American Club in Olyphant for many years and was an avid bowler. She was a Philadelphia Eagles fan and she enjoyed going for rides on a Harley Davidson. She enjoyed ceramics, painting and baking her famous Christmas cookies. The light of her life was her only granddaughter who she affectionately called “petunia”. Her best friend was her sister, Nancy. Cookie will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Survivng is her daughter; Doreen McGinnity, Dunmore. A granddaughter; Sierra McGinnity, Dunmore. Sisters; Nancy Audi, Scranton; Ellen and Maryann Black, Sugar Notch, Pa. Brothers; Robert Black and wife Evelyn, Scranton; Paul Black, Olyphant; Thomas Black and wife Margaret, Springbrook. Several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by a sister; Susan Black and brothers; Harry and Richard Black.
A funeral mass will be held on Friday at 9:30am in St. Mary’s Church, Chestnut St., Dunmore.
Friends may pay their respects at the church from 8:30am until the time of mass.
Inurnment, St. Michael’s Cemetery, Dunmore.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Griffin Pond Animal Shelter,967 Griffin Pond Rd, South Abington Township, Pa 18411 or the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22478 Oklahoma City, OK 73123
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