Mary Rose "Molly " Heffron, 88, of Yatesville, passed away at home on March 8 with her loving family by her side. The youngest of ten children, she was born on January 19, 1934, to the late Michael and Catherine Crane Connors.
She was born and raised in the Browntown section of Pittston Township and was a 1951graduate of St. John's High School . After graduating from Pittston Hospital School of Nursing in 1954, she began a long and rewarding career as a registered nurse at Pittston Hospital. She worked at Pittston Hospital until it closed in 1981 and along with many of her colleagues, continued to serve patients at the new NPW hospital, which later became Geisinger Medical Center. She truly loved taking care of her patients and enjoyed working alongside her professional colleagues, many of whom were also friends from nursing school. During the latter part of her fifty plus years in the field of nursing,, she also worked as a visiting nurse and in the office of Dr. John Callahan. In 1958, she married the love of her life, James J. Heffron. They enjoyed 57 years of marriage together before Jim passed away in 2016. Molly was a lifelong member of St. John the Evangelist Parish in Pittston. She was an active member of the choir and she especially enjoyed singing at the liturgies during the Easter and Christmas season. She served as past secretary and member of the Altar and Rosary Society, served on the planning committee for the 125th anniversary of the parish and volunteered at the annual summer bazaar. Spending time with her family and friends was always a joy. Molly was an enthusiastic fan of Notre Dame Football and traveled regularly to South Bend with Jim and their good friends for home games. She was an avid reader, enjoyed all types of music and looked forward to annual trips to New York with her daughter to see Broadway musicals. Proud of her Irish heritage, strong in her faith, and devoted to her family, Molly was a loving wife, selfless mother and loyal friend. Her generous spirit and outgoing nature will be missed by those who knew and loved her. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers: Thomas, Harry, Joseph and John (Jackie)Connors, sisters: Rosemary Spohrer, Nan Brown, Regina Luke, infant sisters: Margaret and Elizabeth. She is survived by her daughter, Anne, North Wales and her son James, at home. She is also survived by sister-in-law Jane Doran, Arizona, many loving nieces and nephews and her dear friends.
A special thank you to the kind and compassionate care Molly received from the staff at Hospice of the Sacred Heart, the angels of Geisinger`s PCU and Dr. Guy Fasciana.
The family will receive friends and relatives Monday,March14, 2022, from 9amto11am in St. John the Evangelist Church, 35 William Street, Pittston. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 am. Interment, parish cemetery. Donations in Molly's name may be made to Care and Concern Ministries, St. John the Evangelist Church, 35 William Street Pittston, Pa.18640. Arrangements are entrusted to Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC, Pittston.