Mary Jane (Kenna) Gately

Born: Sun., Sep. 10, 1933
Died: Mon., May 15, 2017


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., May 17, 2017
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM, Thu., May 18, 2017
Location: Robert A. Evans Jr. Funeral Home

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Thu., May 18, 2017
Location: St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church

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Mary Jane Gately, age 83, of Pottsville, PA passed away Monday, May 15th, 2017 at Orwigsburg Center.
Born in Cumbola, PA on September 10, 1933,  she was the daughter of the late Michael and Jennie (Campbell) Kenna.
Mary was a graduate of Blythe Township High School. She was a seamstress for many of the local garment factories.  Mary later attended Penn State University, Schuylkill Campus in Schuylkill Haven.
She was a member of the St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church in Port Carbon. Mary loved spending time and taking care of her family. 
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family, being preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 60 years, George J. Gately Sr. on August 2, 2013, 3 sisters: Alice Popwich, Anna Matas, and Margaret Finley, and a brother Michael Kenna.
Mary is survived by son George J. Gately Jr. and his wife Janice A., Primrose; daughter Judy Pfeiffenberger and her husband David L., North Carolina; son Gerry J. Gately and his wife Linda S., Tremont;   6 grandchildren:  George Gately III and his wife Andrea, Janine Gerringer and her husband Keith, David Pfeiffenberger and his wife Trista, Jeffrey Pfeiffenberger and his wife Regina, Kenna J. Gately, and James W. Gately; 10 great-grandchildren:  Reagan Pearl and John Grant Gately, Maley Jane and Emmett Ross Gerringer, Braden, Abigail, and Ryan Pfeiffenberger, and Aiden, Liam, and Madelyn Pfeiffenberger; and nieces and nephews. 
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church in Port Carbon at 10AM on Thursday, May 18th,  with Rev. Christopher M. Zelonis officiating.
Relatives and Friends are invited to a viewing on Wednesday evening from 6-8PM and Thursday morning from 8:30-9:30AM at Robert A. Evans Jr. Funeral Home, 208 Pike St., Port Carbon.
Interment will be held in the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery in Annville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Stephen's Church Memorial Fund 218 Valley Street,  Port Carbon, PA 17965 or to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
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