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GILROY Obituaries


Frances Orr Gilroy - 19 Feb 1979
Scranton (PA) Times , Tues 20 Feb 1979

Mrs Frances Orr Gilroy, 805 N Main Ave died Mon in Moses Taylor Hospital after an illness. She was the widow of Frank A Gilroy, who died in 1962. Born in Dunmore, daughter of the late William and Anna Sample Orr, she was a member of St Patrick's Church and its women's societies. Surviving are a sister, Mrs Donald MacRae (sic) of Dunedin, FL and nieces & nephews. A sister, Mrs J Harold McDowell died in May 1978. Funeral will be Thursday from the Albert P O'Donnell Funeral Home, 2025 Green Ridge St, Dunmore; St Patrick's Church; Cathedral Cemetery.


Frank A Gilroy - 20 Mar 1962
Scranton (PA) Times , Tues 20 Mar 1962

[photo] Frank A Gilroy, 78, 805 N Main Ave, leading figure in NEPA dairry circles for years & leader in civic & charitable enterprises, died this morning in Moses Taylor Hospital. Associated with Woodlawn Farm & Dairy & Foremost Dairies, Inc, since 1 June 1920 & was vice president & general manager of Foremost at the time of his retirement in 1955. Born in West Scranton, son of the late Patrick H & Mary Finnerty Gilroy, his paternal grandfather, Patrick Gilroy Sr, was a member of the pioneer mercantile firm of Gilroy & Ward.. His father operated a grocery store on Pleasant Ave for many years. Mr Gilroy's first job was in the Lackawanna Ave store of Rose the Hatter. He established a milk route which developed into Royal Dairy, which merged in 1920 with Woodlawn Farm Dairy, then operated by Harry Jones..... Elected president of the Community Chest of Scranton & Dunmore (now part of the Lackawanna United Fund) in 1943.... Member of the West Scranton Hospital Board of Directors for 35 years, elected president in 1943 & served for 9 years... President of the Friendly Sons of St Patrick in 1929, on the executive committee for 45 years.... St Patrick's Church; Holy Name Society. [long list of organizations of which he was a member & served on their boards] St Patrick's High School, St Thomas College.... Married to the former May Mulcahy on 27 Jul 1910, she died 28 Jul 1953. Married the former Frances M Orr on 26 Jan 1955. Survived by his wife; a son Robert P of Scranton, wholesale sales manager for Foremost Dairies; 2 brothers, PJ 'Scotty' Gilroy, asst clerk of the House of Representatives in Harrisburg, & Joseph G of Scranton; 4 sisters, Mrs Mary G Murphy & Mrs Thomas Ryan of Scranton; Sr Lucretia, IHM, head of the music dept at Marywood; & Mrs Allen Crane of berwick. Funeral Fri from the Durkan FH, Adams Ave; St Patricks Church; Cathedral Cemetery.

Fri 23 Mar 1962; PB: William & Patrick F Gilroy; Attorney James Reinert; Daniel Orr; Joseph G Murphy, Gerald Ryan.


Mary Finnerty Gilroy - 8 Aug 1930
Scranton (PA) Times , Sat 9 Aug 1930

An illness of two months resulted in the death last night at home of Mrs Mary Gilroy, 566 N Main Ave, West Scranton.... Mrs Gilroy, nee Mary Finnerty, about 70, was born in North Scranton where her family had been located since the early days of the city. Her husband, PH Gilroy, who died a few years ago, was one of West Scranton's prominent businessmen. Frank A Gilroy, president & general manager of Woodlawn Farm Dairy Company is a son. .... St Patrick's Church... Also survived by 2 additional sons, Joseph G & Patrick J Gilroy; 4 daughters, Sr Lucretia of Marywood College faculty, Mrs Joseph Murphy, Mrs Thomas Ryan & Mrs Allen Crane; a sister, Mrs Andrew Doherty. Funeral Monday, St Patrick's Church; Cathedral Cemetery.

Mon 11 Aug 1930; PB: Thomas Walsh, John Reilly, Gerard Dougherty, Frank Hayes, Robert & John Gilroy.


Mary M Mulcahy Gilroy - 28 Jul 1953
Scranton (PA) Times , Tues 28 Jul 1953,

Mrs Mary M Gilroy, wife of Frank A Gilroy, Vice President & general Manager of Woodlawn Farm Dairy, died this morning at home, 805 N Main Ave. Early this morning she awakened, responded to a call from her husband, and a few minutes later suffered a heart attack & died.... The former Miss Mary M Mulcahy, daughter of the late Mr & Mrs Patrick Mulcahy of Pittston. Her father was a former prominent Pittston businessman. She & Mr Gilroy were married 43 years ago yesterday in St John's Church, Pittston. Her son, Captain Robert Gilroy served with the Air Force in North Africa, Italy & France during WWII, and more recently was in the 109th Infantry Occupational Force in Germany. St Patrick's Church; Catholic Women's Club; Century Club. Also survived by three sisters, Mrs Clyde Kelly, Miss Etta Mulcahy & Mrs William Reinert, all of Kingston. Funeral Fri from Vanston FH, 142 S Main Ave; St Patrick's Church; Cathedral Cemetery.

Fri 31 Jul 1953; PB: James Reinert, Joseph Golden, Thomas Ryan Jr, Frank Gilroy, Thomas Walsh, Gerald Dougherty, all nephews.


Patrick H Gilroy - 1 May 1925
Scranton (PA) Times , Fri 1 May 1925

PH Gilroy, 556 N Main Ave, father of Frank Gilroy of Woodlawn Dairy and PJ 'Scotty' Gilroy, was operated on at 6 this morning at State Hospital for a rupture of the stomach. He was taken ill suddenly last night. His condition is reported as favorable.

Sat 2 May 1925; [photo]; Patrick H Gilroy, 60, 556 N Main Ave, lifelong resident of Scranton, died yesterday in State Hospital. Funeral from the home on Mon, St Patrick's Church; Cathedral Cemetery. Stricken ill suddenly on Thurs night, he underwent an operation yesterday for intestinal trouble... Rallied Fri morning, but continued to grow weaker all day, closing his eyes at 5:55. Born in the Sand Bank section, but lived most of his life in West Scranton. Son of the late M/M Patrick Gilroy, his father a pioneer merchant of the city. As a young man he was a carpenter and was an employee of the DL&W. Later engaged in the grocery business and more recently employed by Woodlawn Dairy. St Patrick's Church. Survived by his widow and the following children, Sr Lucretia, IHM, stationed at Marywood; Frank A, Vice President of Woodlawn Dairy; Mrs Joseph R Murphy of Wilkes-Barre; Mrs Thomas Ryan, PJ, Joseph & Miss Clare Gilroy, all of Scranton. The following siblings survive, Thomas, John J, Frank W, Mrs Michael J Walsh, Mrs Helen Hughes & Mrs Agnes Reilly, all of Scranton.

Mon 4 May, 1925; PB: Frank & Thomas Walsh, Frank & Philip Hughes, Robert Gilroy, John Reilly.

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