Patrick J. Cawley, 65, of Dupont, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, December 28, 2016 in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township. Born in Pittston on December 2, 1951, he was the son of the late Joseph and Lillian Mitchell Cawley.
He was a graduate of St. John the Evangelist High School, class of 1969 and Johnson Trade School. He was employed at Techniglas for many years and was currently a maintenance mechanic at Cascade Tissue Group.
Patrick was an avid fisherman and sports enthusiast. He enjoyed watching the San Francisco Giants baseball team and New York Giants football team. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend and will be greatly missed.
He was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Dupont; the Greater Pittston Friendly Sons of St. Patrick; the Polish Club, Dupont; and a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus, JFK Council #372.
In addition to his parents, Patrick was preceded in death by an infant son, Joseph Carmen Cawley.
Surviving are his wife of 33 years, Lenore Montagna Cawley; daughter, Amanda Cawley and her fiancé Jonathan Goach, West Pittston; sons, Patrick Cawley and Jennifer Doran and their daughter, Peyton, Pittston; and Matthew Cawley at home; sisters, Ann and her husband Louis Kern, Pittston; Mary Noble, West Pittston; and Kathleen (Dee) and her husband John Gonska, Wilkes-Barre; mother-in-law and father-in-law Carmen and Nancy Ferrara Montagna; sisters-in-law, Jean Montagna, Plains; Carmel and Judson Spencer, Yatesville; and Nancy and Angelo Terrana, Plains; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and cousins.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, December 31, 2016 at 9:30am in Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 215 Lackawanna Avenue, Dupont. Those attending are asked to go directly to the church on Saturday morning. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in St. John the Evangelist Cemetery, Pittston. Friends may call Friday, December 30, 2016 from 4pm to 8pm at the Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 251 William Street, Pittston. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Red Cross, 265 N. Sherman Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.