In Loving Memory of Marien L. McDonald

Marien L. McDonald

Marien L. McDonald

Dunmore, PA July 16, 1923 ~ May 16, 2017 Date of Service: May 22, 2017

Marien L. McDonald, 93, of Dunmore, died Tuesday afternoon at Regional Hospital, Scranton. Her husband, the late John McDonald died July 30, 1995. The couple had been married for 48 years.

Born in Scranton on July 16, 1923, Marien was the only child of the late Tom and Mary Elizabeth (Mamie)  Walsh Taylor. She graduated from the former Scranton Central High School and attended Lackawanna Jr. College. She was employed at Lillian Flannery’s Dress Shop after finishing her degree and prior to her marriage.

Her father, Tom, was the founder of the former Tom Taylor’s Sporting Goods Store which was a Scranton favorite with area athletes and sports enthusiasts for over 70 years. She was a member of  Elmhurst Country Club and enjoyed traveling, golfing and her beloved Snoopy collection, which grew to be quite impressive over the years. She especially enjoyed her winters spent in Marco Island, Florida.

Marien was an avid Boston Red Sox fan and loved visiting Fenway Park. Her obsession with the baseball team started in the 40’s when the Scranton Red Sox farm team was located just blocks from her childhood home. Her love for the Sox was so great now there are 3 generations that have Red Sox fever thanks to her.  Marien was a very kind and generous woman and will be sadly missed by all who knew her.

Surviving is a daughter, Maureen Mahoney and husband Patrick, Lake Sheridan; a son, Tom and wife Gail; grandchildren, Patrick, Kerry, Erin and Molly Mahoney, and Kelly, Michael and Megan McDonald, great-grandchildren, Hannah, Ben, Ethan, Liam Katelyn and Fenian.

The funeral will Monday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore, with Mass at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church, 322 Chestnut St., Dunmore.

Interment, St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Moscow.

Friends may call Monday morning at the funeral home from 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers; Donations may be sent to The Jimmy Fund (the official Red Sox charity that helps in the fight against childhood cancer) www.jimmyfund.org/gift or Jimmy Fund PO Box 849168 Boston, MA 02284-9168

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Christine Burne Riggi
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Re: In Loving Memory of Marien L. McDonald
Reply #1 on : Sat May 20, 2017, 18:39:32
I truly am sorry for your loss. My mother the former Kitty Gilday and Marien were the best of friends at Central High School. My mom always spoke so sweetly of your Mom. My mother was married to Fran Burne and at a young age my Mom fell ill and had a stroke that left her in a wheel chair until her death at the age of 53. I would see Marien years ago grocery shopping Another friend was Kay Dwyer. Maybe you have heard these names from your Mom. God Bless