Margaret Dunton Gerrity

 Margaret Dunton  Gerrity

September 23, 2014


Margaret Dunton Gerrity, Clarks Summit, died late Tuesday night in the Dunmore Healthcare Center after an illness.   She was the widow of Frank R. Gerrity who died in 2009.  At the time of his passing the couple had been married 61 years.

Born in White Stone, Virginia in 1923, she was the daughter of the late Raynor and Margaret Treakle Dunton.  She attended school in Virginia and earned an associate degree in business.   Her primary occupation was as an agent of the Internal Revenue Service in Manhattan.   She was of the Catholic faith.  

The family would like to thank Debbie Muracco and Jene Lyndsay’s (aptly named) Loving Angels Nurse Registry and all their care givers especially Teri, Pauline, Lacey and Marie. Their diligence and respect enabled Margaret to live her last years in comfort and with dignity. 

Surviving are daughters Eileen Ranieri of Scranton and Meg Gerrity of Phoenixville;  a brother Raynor Dunton of DE; a sister Peggy Croft of VA;  grandchildren Thomas, Allison and Benjamin Ranieri and MacKenzie and Liam Snead;  great grandchildren Gabriel, Thomas, Bernard, Clare, Augustine and Cecelia.

She was also preceded in death by a sister Pauline Paul.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 12:30pm in St. Michael’s Church 1703 Jackson St. West Scranton.

Interment, Cathedral Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family encourages contributions be made to National Stroke Association
9707 E. Easter Lane, Suite B  Centennial, CO 8011

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

One Comment

  1. George "Porgie" Simmons

    Eileen and Meg,
    You may not remember me, but we met and used to hang out at Jones Cones in White Stone when we were all much younger(about 1970-72). We corresponded for a while when you’ll were living in New York, then lost touch when I was drafted. I was reminded of you when I happened to have a customer named Eileen in the store where I work a few weeks back. Today I read your mothers obituary in the Rappahannock Record, and felt compelled to send my condolences and best wishes.

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