Gill Joyce Genealogy

Sarah Joyce Gavin (1836-1913)

Mrs. Sarah Gavin Dead

Mrs. Sarah Gavin, a well known resident of Upper Pittston, died last evening at the family home on Main Street, following a week’s illness. Her husband preceded her in death several years ago. She was a devout Catholic and a faithful member of St. Mary’s R.C. Church. She is survived by two sons and two daughters Mrs. Michael Lynott, Miss Margaret Gavin, Daniel and John. She was an aunt of P.F. Joyce, manager of the Howell & King Co.

   Wilkes-Barre Record - March 26, 1913

Funeral of Mrs. Sarah Gavin

The funeral of Mrs. Gavin of Upper Pittston was held this morning from the family home and was largely attended. At 9 o'clock the funeral procession moved from the home to St. Mary's R. C. Church, where a mass of requiem was celebrated by Rev. P. J. Gough. The following acted as pall bearers: John Kern, Thomas Harrop, John Lynott, Patrick Devers, John McAndrew and Thomas Roach. Interment was made in St. Mary's cemetery.

   The Times Leader (Wilkes-Barre, PA) - March 28, 1913

Brief Pittston Items

The funeral of Mrs. Sarah Gavin of Upper Pittston was held yesterday. It was one of the largest funeral processions witnessed in Upper Pittston in some time. A mass of requiem was sung in St. Mary’s R.C. Church at 9:30 and Interment was at St. Mary’s Cemetery. The pall bearers were John Kearns, Thomas Harrop, John Lynot, Patrick Devers, John McAndrew and Thomas Reap.

   Wilkes-Barre Record - March 29, 1913

Pennsylvania Death Certificate

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Death Record

Name Sarah Gavin
Place of Death Pittston, Pennsylvania
Date of Birth "blank"
Age 70
Occupation Homemaker
Father Patk Joyce
Birthplace of Father Ireland
Mother "don't know"
Birthplace of Mother Ireland
Informant John Gavin
Date of Death March 23, 1913
Cause of Death "Apoplexy"

   Death Certificate Information from Commonwealth of Pennsylvania -

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