First Posted: 10/20/2010
,Inez M. McCloskey Galvin, 75, of Benton Twp., died Thursday, Oct. 14 at home of complications after treatments for a brain tumor. She was the wife of Norman J. Galvin and a resident of RR 1, Dalton, for 44 years. The couple would have celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary on Wednesday, Oct. 20. Born Sept. 19, 1935, in Harrisburg, she was the daughter of the late Ira C. and Inez Mary McLaughlin McCloskey and was raised by her maternal grandmother, Ella McLaughlin, after her mother died in childbirth. She was a 1953 graduate of Osceola Mills High School in Clearfield County. She received a nursing diploma from Philipsburg State Hospital and worked there as a registered nurse until motherhood. She was a homemaker while raising her children, after which she returned to nursing for 14 years at Mercy Hospital, Scranton, before retiring. She was a member of Corpus Christi Church, Montdale. She was an active member of the church community and served on numerous committees, especially the Social Concerns. A devoted wife, mother and grandmother, she loved her family. She was a homemaker who enjoyed cooking, making jelly and boiling maple syrup. Her nut roll was enjoyed by many. Her gentle manner and quality of care for others will be missed by all who knew her, and all who knew her loved her. Surviving are three daughters and five sons; Karen and husband, Cleveland Johnson, Allentown, Matthew, Charleston, Mass.; Shawn and wife, Margie, Scranton, Teresa and husband, David Young, Honesdale; Michael and wife, Kim, Factoryville; Kathleen and husband, Martin Nazar, Clarks Summit; Joseph and wife, Mary Ellen, Albrightsville and James and wife, Karen Jean, Nicholson; 18 grandchildren; a great-grandson; nieces and nephews. The funeral was to be Monday, with mass at 11 a.m. in Corpus Christi Church, to be celebrated by the Rev. Michael J. Kerwin. Interment will be at St. Joseph Cemetery, Scott Twp. Memorials may go to the American Cancer Society, 712 S. Keyser Ave., Taylor, PA 18517; Friends of the Poor, Jackson Terrace, 148 Meridian Ave., Scranton, PA 18504, or Sloan-Kettering Memorial Cancer Center, New York City. To send an online condolence, visit .