Regina G. Newcomb, of River Street, Forty Fort, died Monday night in Wilkes-Barre General HospitalBorn in Exeter, she was the daughter of the late John F. and Mary Walsh Gilroy. She was a graduate of the former St. John's High School, Pittston.
She was a resident of Forty Fort for the past 50 years. Prior to her marriage, she was employed as a legal stenographer.
She was a member of Holy Name of Jesus Church, Swoyersville, and its Altar and Rosary Society. She was a member of the Reginas of King's College.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Edmund, in 1969; sister, Romayne Brislin, in 1992.
Surviving are her husband, Joseph J.; sons, John, Cherry Hill, N.J.; Joseph, Pitman, N.J.; daughters, Mrs. Mary Lou Kren, Manassas, Va.; Mrs. Ellenita Kern, Dallas; Mrs. Carol Niewinski, Forty Fort; sisters, Mrs. Agnes O ' Hara , Wyoming; Sister M. Ellenita Gilroy, I.H.M., Scranton; brothers, Joseph and Jack, both of Gainesville, Fla.; 16 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday from the Hugh B. Hughes and Son Inc. Funeral Home, 1044 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort, with a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in Holy Name of Jesus Church, with the Rev. John J. Sempa, pastor, officiating.
Interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Carverton. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.
Memorial donations may be made to the St. Jude's Children's Hospital, Memphis Tenn., 38101; or to St. Anne's Monastery, St. Anne's Street, Scranton, 18503.
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