Alice A. McCormick

First Posted: 3/21/2012

Alice A. McCormick, 88, of Scranton, died Tuesday, March 13, at Holy Family Residence. She was the widow of Thomas “Gene” Eugene McCormick, who died May 25, 1984. The couple had been married more than 33 years.

Born Sept. 27, 1923, in Scranton, daughter of the late Edward and Mary Ellen Brown McCrone, she lived in Maryland for years before returning to live in Clarks Summit. She was a 1941 graduate of Holy Rosary High School. Before retirement, she was employed by J.C. Penney as a customer service representative.

Alice was a gentle woman and shared her kindness with others. A faithful woman, she had a great devotion to St. Ann. A devoted mother and grandmother, she loved her children and was most proud of her grandchildren. She was blessed with a great-grandson. Her smile and kind words will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. The family wishes to express its sincere gratitude to the dedicated professionals who cared for their mother. The family appreciated the gentle kindness provided by Hospice Community Care, especially Ruth Jones, R.N., the Little Sisters of the Poor and the staff at Holy Family Residence.

Surviving are two daughters, Joanne Cantafio and husband, Anthony, Scranton; and Mariellen Philbin and husband, Dr. Joseph, Clarks Summit; a son, Thomas E. McCormick Jr. and wife, Marlene, King of Prussia; two grandsons, Anthony Cantafio and wife, Jamie; and Christopher Cantafio; two granddaughters, Bridget and Melissa Lowry; a great-grandson, Luke Cantafio; nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Irene Murphy and Sarah McGuire; and a brother, John “Jack” McCrone.

Memorial contributions may be made to Little Sisters of the Poor, c/o Holy Family Residence, 2500 Adams Ave., Scranton, PA 18509; littlesistersofthe Arrangements are being made by the Jennings-Calvey Funeral and Cremation Services Inc., 111 Colburn Ave., Clarks Summit, PA 18411. To send an online condolence, visit www.

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