Lillian Marie Mackin, West Scranton, passed away on Easter Sunday in the Gino J. Merli Veterans Center after an illness. She was the wife of Cletus T. Mackin who died in 1998.
Born in Holyoke, Massachusetts on February 2, 1934, Lillian was the daughter of the late Russell and Eleanor McLaughlin Montcalm. She attended Holyoke schools and was a United States Air Force veteran. During her service to our country, Lillian met her husband, who was also serving in the United States Air Force, and they were married in England. After their service to our country, they built their life together in Scranton where they raised five children. Lillian was a member of St. Ann Basilica, West Scranton.
Surviving are three children, her daughter Mary Kim Courtright and husband William of Scranton; son Michael Mackin of Massachusetts; son James and wife Sandra of Taylor; daughters-in-law Ann Marie Mackin of Dunmore and Debbie Mackin of Scranton; her grandchildren Attorney William Courtright and wife Jennifer, Dr. Patrick Courtright and wife Dr. Jenni Xu, Lindsey Jones and husband Matthew; Cody Mackin and Ashley Selige and husband Stephen; Thomas Mackin and Jennifer Joseph and husband John; Kelsey Kiehlmeier and husband Jake and Paul James; six great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by two sons, Thomas C. Mackin in 2002 and Paul J. Mackin in 2014 and a brother, James Montcalm.
Due to the current health crisis, services and interment will be private at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Gino J. Merli Veteran Center Resident Activity Fund 401 Penn Ave. Scranton, PA 18503
Arrangements have been entrusted to and are under the care and direction of the Vanston and James Funeral Home, Scranton.
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