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Agnes E. Reiley

September 27, 1936 January 12, 2017
Agnes E. Reiley
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Agnes E. Reiley, 80, of Pottsville, passed away on Thursday morning in Manor Care, Pottsville.

Born in Port Carbon, on September 27, 1936, she was a daughter of the late Ellen A. (Toole) and James J. McGowan.

Agnes was a 1954 graduate of St. Stephens High School, Port Carbon and Sacred Heart Hospital, School of Nursing, class of 1957. She worked as a head nurse for the Good Samaritan Hospital, Pottsville and King's Daughters Visiting Nurse Society.

She was a member of St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, Pottsville.

Agnes was a member of the Pottsville Area School District Board for 5 full terms; the Pottsville Free Public Library Board; and the Pottsville Band Boosters. She was very instrumental in the Pottsville Winter Carnival for over 50 years. Agnes was a great cook and enjoyed playing bridge with her card club.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 sons: Joseph in 1964 and Terence P. "Terry" in 2000.

Agnes is survived by her husband, John D. W. Reiley, to whom she was married 54 years;
son, Hugh M. Reiley, of Pottsville; granddaughters: Caitlin M. and Erin T. Reiley Goodman; brother, Hugh McGowan, of Port Carbon; and several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, January 16th at 12:30 p.m. at St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, 319 Mahantongo St., Pottsville, PA, with Father Robert Reiley MM as celebrant.

A visitation with the family will be held on Sunday evening from 6-8:00 p.m. at Lord-Bixler Funeral Home, Inc., 1818 Mahantongo St., Pottsville and Monday from 11:00 a.m. until the procession will leave for church.

Interment will follow in Our Lady of Calvary Cemetery, Pottsville.

The family request contributions in Agnes' memory be sent to the Schuylkill Area Community Foundation, c/o Lasting Legacy, 216 S. Centre St., Pottsville, PA 17901.

Lord-Bixler Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences may be expressed at lordbixler.com.

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