Gill Joyce Genealogy

Margaret Bonner Gilroy (1858-1927)


Mrs. John J. Gilroy, a respected resident of this city during all her useful life, died early yesterday morning at the family home, 241 South Main street, after a short illness. Mrs. Gilroy had been confined to her home for the past week, but it was not generally known among her friends that her condition was serious and news of her death has come as a severe shock to them.

The funeral will be held Wednesday morning at 9:30 o’clock from the family home. At 10 o’clock a solemn requiem mass will be held in St. John’s R.C. church and interment will be in St. John’s Cemetery.

Mrs. Gilroy was a native of Inkerman, Jenkins Township, where she spent the early years of her life. Her parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. William Bonner, were substantial pioneers of Inkerman. After her marriage the family home was established on South Main street, this city, where Mrs. Gilroy endeared herself to her neighbors by the exemplary traits of character she possessed. She was a devout member of St. John’s R.C. Church congregation and the Altar and Rosary Society.

Surviving are her husband and the following sons and daughters: Rev. Leo V. Gilroy, curate at St. Paul’s R.C. Church, Scranton; Sister Mary Madelena and Sister Mary Ethelbert, members of the Order of the I.H.M. stationed at convents in Masontown and Scranton, respectively; William F., of Vine street, well known real estate dealer; Martin, prominent plumbing contractor; Elizabeth, Mrs. Thomas Gill, of Parsons; Mrs. Raymond Cosgrove, of Swallow street; Joseph, John and Raymond. Two brothers, William and James Bonner, of Inkerman, also survive.

   Unknown Newspaper (Sister Marita’s files) - May 16, 1927


More than fifty Catholic priests of this locality were present at the funeral services held in St. John’s R.C. Church this morning for Mrs. John J. Gilroy, mother of Rev. Leo F. Gilroy, of Scranton. There was a large attendance of relatives and friends also and a wealth of floral offerings. The funeral procession left the family home, 241 South Main street, at 9:30 o’clock.

Rev. Father Gilroy, son of the deceased, was celebrant of a solemn requiem mass in St. John’s at 10 o’clock. Assisting him were: Deacon, M. F. O’Rourke, of Carbondale, sub-deacon, Rev. John E. Lynott, of Wilkes-Barre; master of ceremonies, rev. John P. Kelly, of this city. The final absolution was given by the pastor, Rev. Doctor P. C. Winters and the “Benedictus” was sung by the priests led by Rev. Father Kelly.

Interment was in St. John’s Cemetery, where the final blessing was given. The following nephews were pall bearers: Dr. R. C. Gilroy, George, Frank and Joseph Gilroy; Frank and James Bonner.

During the mass Miss Mary Kilcoyne, of Scranton, sang “Thou Knowest Lord” and Paul Kane of this city, sang “Agnus Dei”.

The following clergymen were in attendance: Reverends J. J. Cox, Bonaventure McHugh, C. P., J. F. Carroll, Scranton; J. P. Walsh, White River, S. D., V. J. Hahon, Plymouth; J. W. Loftus, Kingston; C. J. Gallagher, Dunmore; J. R. Reilly, Avoca; Regis O’Boyle, C. P., Joseph Kerr, St. Ann’s Monastery, Scranton; W. A. Gorman, Sugar Notch; M. F. Corrigan, Parsons.

R. D. Jordan, Wyoming; J. J. Podkul, Exeter Borough; Hugh Kelly, Scranton; J. F. Holmes, Taylor; M. A. Hughes, Kingston; Francis McHugh, Glen Lyon; John Vaughan, Scranton; John E. Walsh, St. Joseph’s; P. J. McHugh, Tobyhanna; G. J. Dixon, city; J. J. O’Donnell, Nanticoke; R. R. Fitzpatrick, Wilkesbarre; M. E. Lynott, Kingston; H. J. Ruddy, Forest City; D. W. McCarthy, Wilkesbarre.

John J. McCabe, Wilkesbarre; T. J. McHugh, Scranton; Father Patrick, C. P., Scranton; P. J. Boland, Scranton; C. A. Murray, Mountain Top; P. a. Hopkins, Old Forge; H. P. Burke, Avoca; M. F. Manley, Archbald; P. E. Lavelle, Minooka, J. V. Miliauskas, Duryea; A. T. Boylan, Wilkesbarre; J. V. Hussie, Ashley; M. E. Loftus, Dunmore; Father Aloysius, C. P., A. G. Rafferty and John King, Scranton.

   Unknown Newspaper (Sister Marita’s files) - May 18, 1927

Death Record

Name Margaret Gilroy
Place of Death Pittston, Luzerne County, PA
Sex Female
Color or Race White
Marital Status Widow of John J. Gilroy
Date of Birth "blank"
Age about 65
Birthplace Pittston
Occupation House Work
Name of Father William Bonner
Birthplace of Father Ireland
Maiden Name of Mother Anna Temple
Birthplace of Mother Ireland
Informant Elizabeth Gilroy, Pittston, PA
Date of Death May 15, 1927
Cause of Death "can't read"
Place of Burial St. John's
Date of Burial May 18, 1927
Undertaker Chas. F. Donnelly
Address Pittston, PA

   Death Certificate Information from Commonwealth of Pennsylvania -

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