I am looking for more information on Irene MCGUIRE MANLEY, who I am pretty sure was the daughter of Thomas MCGUIRE & Mary MCHALE, though the obiituary I have for her says otherwise. I've learned to be very cautious whenever I get an obituary from the Scranton Times, as more often than not, they have inaccuracies in them.
At any rate, here is what I got from the Thursday, Oct. 26, 1995 edition of the Scranton Times:
IRENE MARIE MCGUIRE MANLEY
October 25, 1995
Irene Marie MCGUIRE MANLEY, 95, formerly of North Scranton, died Wednesday at Mercy Hospital following an illness. Her husband, Gerald F. Manley, died in February 1957.
Born Feb. 20, 1900, in Scranton, daughter fo the late John and Sarah Lalley McGuire [I firmly believe the names of her parents are Thomas & Mary McHale McGuire], she was a lifelong resident of Scranton before being a guest of the Holiday Manor Nursing Facility. She was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School. Before retiring, she was employed by Lackawanna County in the voters registration office and formerly worked as an office clerk for the Maryknoll, Clark's Summit, and as a sales clerk for Lewis and Reilly Shoe Store. She was a member of Holy Rosary Church and the Ancient Order of Hibernians.
Surviving are two sons, Thomas, Alexandria VA, and Leo, Claymont Del.; 11 grandchildren; great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a son, Gerald, who died in 1984, and two brothers. Clarence and Joseph.
The funeral will be Saturday at 8:30 a.m. from the Jennings-Calvey Funeral Home, 415 W. Market St., with Mass at 9 in Holy Rosary Church. Interment, Cathedral Cemetery.
Friends may call Friday, 7 to 9 p.m.
The SCRANTON TIMES -- Sunday, October 29, 1995
MANLEY, IRENE MARIE MCGUIRE, formerly of North Scranton, Saturday from the Jennings-Calvey Funeral Home, 415 W. Market St., with Mass in Holy Rosary Church, celebrated by Monsignor Joseph P. Kelly, pastor. Pallbearers: Michael J., James P., Patrick, James and Major Thomas F. II Manley, grandsons, John Kenneth, Thomas F. III and Jacob Manley, Jason and David Morelli, great-grandsons, and Gilbert Bunner. Interment, Cathedral Cemetery.
Please note, the reason I believe Thomas MCGUIRE & Mary MCHALE are Irene's parents is because on two different Scranton censuses (1910 & 1920) listings for the following family and the names of her brothers, Joseph and Clarence, were listed too and they match exactly what was in the obituary. My Irene's age is also a match with what is in the obituary.