Jean A. (Mary Regina McGarry) Conlon, 90, of Inkerman passed away Monday, January 17, 2022, at home surrounded by her family.
Jean was born January 25, 1931 to the late Joseph and Mary (Fahey) McGarry of Pittston. She was a graduate of St John’s High School, Pittston in 1948. Jean attended business school and was employed at Pittston Hospital then Middle Department Association of Fire Underwriters until her marriage.
Jean moved to Inkerman when she was 19 years old and there she met the love of her life, Jimmy Conlon. Jean married Jimmy in 1954 and they were married for 58 years before his death in 2013. The couple was blessed with five children and that was Jean’s full time job until 1970 when she took on a second job with Jimmy. They started
NE Penn Savage Co. and worked side by side, day and night for 35 years until they sold the business in 2006.
While running a business and taking care of her family, Jean also took wonderful care of her aging parents who resided with her for 8 years. Jean set an example of love and hard work in everything she did.
Jean was a member of St Mark’s Church, Inkerman, until it closed and merged with St Maria Goretti, Laflin. Jean was very devoted to her faith and church. She was always active in her parish.
In addition to her parents and husband, Jean was preceded in death by a brother, Leo P. McGarry and daughter-in-law, Colleen Conlon.
Jean is survived by her five children, James III, Inkerman, Mary Jo and her husband Richard Pacchioni, Old Boston, William and his wife Maureen, Inkerman, Maureen and her husband Joseph Fetchko, Pittston Twp. and Robert and his wife Karen, Inkerman and. Also surviving are eight grandchildren: Kathryn Conlon O’Boyle, James L. Conlon IV, Kelly Conlon Orzello, Mary Kate Conlon Johnson, William J. Conlon Jr, Michael Conlon, Megan Conlon and Molly Jean Fetchko and eight great grandchildren: Flynn James, Ainsley Jean and Nolan Patrick O’Boyle, Patrick Michael, Daniel Joseph and Rosalie Bridget Johnson and Richard Leo and Elizabeth Grace Orzello. Additionally, Jean is survived by brother Joseph McGarry (Barbara) Martinsville, NJ and sister, Marianne Roche (Frank) Martinsburg, WV, numerous cousins, nieces, nephews.
The family would especially like to thank Jean’s loving aides: Joan, Denise, Liz, Heather, Judy, Jeanette, and Ann Marie; as well as the staff of Sacred Heart Hospice.
The family will receive friends and relatives Sunday, January 23, 2022, from 4pm-8pm in Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC, 251 William Street, Pittston. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, January 24, 2022, at 10am in St. Maria Goretti Church, 42 Redwood Drive, Laflin. Those attending are asked to go directly to the church Monday morning. Interment, St. John the Evangelist Cemetery, Pittston. Memorial donations may be made to Care and Concern Ministries of St. John the Evangelist Church, 35 William Street, Pittston.