Mrs. Mary Loftus, a native of Pittston, died yesterday morning at 10:30 o'clock at the family home, 339 Scott street, Wilkes-Barre, following an illness. Mrs. Loftus, the former Mary Gilroy, was born in this city 75 years ago, but had resided in Wilkes-Barre since childhood. She was a member of Holy Saviour Church, Wilkes-Barre.
Surviving are three sons, Michael, of Chicago; Edward, at home; John, of Detroit; four daughters, Catherine, at home; Mrs. John Kelly, of Detroit; Mrs. Raymond Jennings, at home; Mrs. Bernard Purcell, of Kingston; and a sister, Mrs. Sarah Bilbow, of this city.
The funeral will be Wednesday at 9 o'clock from the home, with a mass of requiem at 9:30 in Holy Saviour Church. Interment in parish cemetery.
Pittston Gazette - January 30, 1939