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Susan Owens

January 1, 1916 — July 20, 2012

Susan Owens, 96, formerly of Washington Square Apartments died Friday at The Laurels in Kingston.

Born January 1, 1916 in Wilkes-Barre she was a daughter of the late Alfred and Catherine Donnelly Burke Wakeham.

Susan was a member of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union and retired from the Harris Hogan Company in Wilkes-Barre.

Susan lived in Kenmore, New York for nearly twenty years before returning to Wilkes-Barre in 1996. A member of the Parish of Our Lady of Fatima, Susan was a communicant at the Church of Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception.

Her husband, Roger Owens died in 1995. Sisters, Agnes Broderick and Margaret Toole, a brother, William Wakeham, and niece, Marguerite Gartner also preceded her in death.

Susan will be greatly missed by her daughter, Barbara and her husband Larry Rittinger of Dallas; her sister, Ada Burke of Amherst, New Hampshire; and other family members, including Agnes Mollahan of Dover, New Jersey, Sr. Joan Broderick, R.S.M. of Mercy Center in Dallas and Bernard Wakeham of Kenmore, New York.

Celebration of Susan’s Life will be held Tuesday with Funeral Mass at 9:30 AM in the Church of Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception, 130 South Washington Street in Wilkes-Barre. Interment will be in Saint Mary's Cemetery in Hanover Township.

Memorial donations are preferred and may be made to the hospice program of your preference.

Arrangements are by McLaughlin’s – The Family Funeral Service.

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Service Schedule

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Funeral Mass

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Starts at 9:30 am (Eastern time)

Church of Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception

130 South Washington Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701

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