Mary Louise McCall

Mary Louise McCall

February 25, 2012

Mary Louise McCall, Scranton, died Saturday evening in the Moses Taylor Hospital after an illness.

She was born in Wilkes-Barre, daughter of the late Joseph and Louise Helfrich McCall.  She was a graduate of St. Nicholas High School in Wilkes-Barre.  She had been employed as a Bell Telephone Operator before her marriage, and later was employed for many years as a sales associate for Thrift Drug Store and later at the Eckerd Drug Store in Peckville. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church, Scranton.  She was also a den mother, a Catholic Daughters moderator, a PTA Officer, and a pianist.

Surviving are her five children Nancy Koester, Scranton; Mary Pepon and husband Daniel, Nanticoke; Margaret Bermel and husband Thomas, Long Island, NY; Joseph Brennan of Scranton; Michael Brennan of Boston; five grandchildren Robert Koester and his wife Dr. Mary Frances Koester, and Brock, Elizabeth, Alex, and Carolyn Brennan; two great-grandchildren, James and Marion; a daughter-in-law Marian Schuman.

She was preceded in death by her son John C. Brennan and her former husband John C. Brennan, Sr.

Anyone attending the funeral is asked to go directly to the church.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 9:30am in the Immaculate Conception Church 801 Taylor Ave. Scranton.

Friends may call Wednesday from 4-7pm in the Vanston and James Funeral Home, 1401 Ash St. Scranton.

Interment, St. Nicholas Cemetery, Dallas, Pa.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, 4101 Birney Ave. Moosic, Pennsylvania 18507



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