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Elizabeth Neary

December 6, 1926 March 1, 2019
Elizabeth Neary
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Obituary for Elizabeth Neary

Elizabeth Neary, age 92 of Pottsville, died March 1, 2019, at The Gardens at York Terrace.

Born in Excelsior, PA, Elizabeth was the daughter of Peter and Anna (Suchanick) Goguts.

She was a graduate of Coal Township High School and Temple University, and she also attended New York University in New York.
Elizabeth was a member of the World War II Cadet Nurse Corps and Women in Service.

She was employed as a registered nurse at the former Good Samaritan Medical Center for more than 40 years, and was an active participant in the Harvard Nurses Health Study since its inception in 1976.

Elizabeth was a member of St. Patrick’s R.C.C. in Pottsville and its senior group, and often volunteered with the American Red Cross Blood Drive.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph J. Neary, Sr., on January 18, 2008, and to whom she was married 57 years; and six siblings.

Survivors include her daughters: Nancy Griffin (Michael), Southampton, PA; Margaret Brown (Don), Camp Hill, PA; Jane Spehrley (Jim), Pottsville, PA; Maryann Neary-Gill (John), Richmond, VA; her son, Joseph Neary, Jr. (Dee), Dayton, KY; and grandchildren: Lisa Stormont, Sara Griffin, Mary Griffin, Harrison Gill, Martha Gill, Jennifer Spehrley, and James (JJ) Spehrley; one great-granddaughter: Brielle Stormont; nephews, nieces and cousins.

A memorial mass in Elizabeth's honor will be celebrated on Saturday, March 9th at 11:00a.m. at St. Patrick R.C.C, 319 Mahantongo St., Pottsville, with Msgr. Edward J. O'Connor officiating.

A visitation with the family will be held in the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.

Internment will be held at Transfiguration Cemetery, Coal Township, at the family’s discretion.

The family request contributions in memory of the deceased members of the Goguts and Suchanick families be sent to: Transfiguration Church, 227 N. Shamokin St., Shamokin, PA 17872.

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


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