Mary Frances Dailey McGeehin

Mary Frances Dailey McGeehin

September 12, 2014


Mary Frances Dailey McGeehin, Green Ridge Section of Scranton, passed away Friday morning at home.   She was the widow of Frank McGeehin, Jr. who passed away on April 9, 2008.

Born in McAdoo, in 1923, she was the daughter of the late Dr. John J and Mary Dever Dailey.   She was a graduate of Marywood College where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and she also continued her studies at Marywood where she worked toward her Master’s Degree in the same field.  She was a member of the St. Paul’s Parish, Scranton and attended Mass regularly at St. Clare’s Church.  For her time and dedication to the Hospice of the Sacred Heart as a volunteer for the last 5 years, she earned the honor of being the volunteer of the year in 2012.   Prior to her retirement, Mary Frances was the Food Services Director at the Hazelton General Hospital.

Surviving are her sons Dr. Frank, III and his wife Kim of Newtown Square, PA and Dr. William and his wife Jeanne of Litchfield, CT; a daughter Mary Alice Cosgrove and her husband Edward of Scranton;  grandchildren Joseph and his wife Lauren, Brendan and Colin McGeehin,  William and Grace McGeehin, and Mary and Annie Cosgrove; nieces and nephews.

Mary Frances was preceded in death by siblings Theresa Dailey, Kathleen Goldsworthy, Margaret Bruno and John J. Dailey, Jr..

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 10am in St. Clare’s Church 2301 N. Washington Ave. Scranton by Rev. Joseph Elston.

Friends may call Monday morning from 9am until time of Mass at the church.

Interment will be Monday afternoon in St. Gabriel’s Cemetery, Hazleton.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of the Sacred Heart 600 Baltimore Dr. Wilkes Barre, Pa. 18702.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to and are under the care and direction of the Vanston and James Funeral Home, Ash. St. Scranton.    


  1. Margaret Quigley

    Mary Alice,
    I am so very sorry to read about your mother’s passing. She was such a sweet, kind woman! I have many pleasant memories of her from time spent at your house. She had a a wonderful smile. I will keep you and your family in my prayers during this difficult time.


  2. Becky Schaffer Bredbenner

    My sympathy to the family of Mary Frances McGeehin. My first job at Hazleton State Hospital was in the dietary area with Mary Frances. She hired me. I was 16 ,and in high school. 1953. I went on to become an RN. We were friends for many years. One of my mentors. Wonderful memories. Perhaps Dr “Skipper” will remember me when he worked with Dr Corazza on 3rd floor at the hospital. I hope so. So very sorry to all of you. Becky Schaffer Bredbenner.

  3. Cathleen Story

    McGeehin Family
    We are so sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. We have so many wonderful memories of the time we spent together with your parents and mine. I’m sure there is a party going on in heaven with the Manhattens and Old Fashions flowing. I’m sure your Dad is so happy to be reunited with his Mary Francis. The best friends are together again. Our thoughts are with your family.
    Cathy & Bill Story

  4. Chris Getz

    Mary Alice I was so sorry to hear about your mother. Just wanted to let you know I am thinking of you at this difficult time. Take care. Chris Getz

  5. Dan Ice

    My condolences to the family of Mary Frances McGeehin. May the Lord bless your family during this difficult time. –Dan Ice and Katie Stewart

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