Marilyn Kearney

Marilyn Kearney

September 28, 2014


Marilyn Kearney, Scranton, died Sunday in the Geisinger Community Medical Center after an illness.

Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of Joseph and Pamela Kovach.  She was a 1969 graduate of Scranton Central High School and went on to become an LPN working in area hospitals and nursing homes.  She had attended the Immaculate Conception Church.

Surviving are her children Christine Leal of Pittsburgh, Thomas Durkin and his wife Yolanda of Texas and Alysia Kearney of Scranton;  grandchildren Ricardo, Joseph, Lamia and Nautica; a great grandson RJ; a sister.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 10am in the Immaculate Conception Church 801 Taylor Ave., Scranton.

Interment, private at the convenience of the family.

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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. Kevin Evanski

    Marilyn always welcomed me and treated me great. I remember my embarrassing, yet much appreciated, first communion that she coordinated. I remember her, Thomas and myself drove to NY City on the spur of the moment and had a wonderful time. She never once turned me away and I spent countless days and hours at the Kearny/Durkin Residences. She never once had a bad word to say about me, and she always treated me like family. I remember the last time I seen her at the Jewish Home and we talked. She was in very good spirits, and was laughing. She was making me turn red (really she wasn’t). I really enjoyed seeing her then, and I am sincerely saddened to hear that she has passed. God Bless the whole Durkin/Kearny family and May God grant Marilyn grace, kindness and favor.

  2. Robert Edmondson, Jr. and family

    My family and I are so very saddened by the passing of Marilyn. She was a ray of sunshine, the voice of reason and a heart full of compassion to myself, my family and especially my wife Dorothy, (who has passed now more than a year ago) while she and Marilyn were residing at the Jewish Home. Her interest in anything we talked about, comparing their nursing memories, family stories and singing together brought a small ray of joy and smiles to my wife daily. We will always remember Marilyn. God bless her family during this most difficult time.

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