Obituaries

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June 23, 1945. Violet, the first Connors girl was born. Who could have known how MANY Connors girls were still to come? As the first, Vi led the way for all of us. She loved her family above all and in a no nonsense way guided the entire clan of Connors girls as each of us tried to figure out how to make our own mark in the world. We shared many wonderful times together. Like when Vi shuttled all eight of us out the front door at the same time on a Saturday afternoon so we could pose for a “surprise” family picture for Mom and Dad’s anniversary. I think Mom and Dad never even noticed!

Matthew R. Kresz, a long-time resident of Mayfair, passed away on Friday August 7, 2020 at the age of 83.

Beloved husband of Constance (nee Bedrinski) of 59 years. Devoted father to James Kresz (Debra), Jacqueline Kresz Green (Brian) and John Kresz (Julie). Loving Pop-Pop to Tristan Kresz and Alexandra Kresz. He is survived by his brother Robert, sister-in-law Theresa and nephew Robert (Debbie Snitzky).

Matthew grew up in Port Richmond, graduated St. Adalbert's School, is a proud graduate of Northeast Catholic High School; Class of 1955 and La Salle College; Class of 1962.

Matthew is a Veteran of the United States Marine Corp and was a member of The Knights of Columbus for over 50 years. He was a chemist and long-time employee of C&D Battery.

During his retirement he enjoyed trips to The Villages in Florida; taking Cruises with his wife and friends from the Senior Group of St. Jerome's Parish; visiting his grandchildren in Georgia and his brother in Houston. His hobbies included golfing and gardening. He had an appreciation of a well-made SC Manhattan.

  

Mary P. Slowey of Mayfair on August 6, 2020 at the age of 93.

Mary was the beloved wife of Joseph P. Slowey, Sr for 67 years. Devoted mother of Frances Gerry (John), Joseph (Eileen Sheridan) and Teresa. Loving grandmother of Patricia, Susan Gallagher (Kevin), Christopher Gerry (Allie), Mary Teresa, Jolene and Mike Mola. Adored great grandmother of 9.

Mary was a proud graduate of Little Flower Catholic High School for Girl, class of 1944. She lived her faith everyday and attended daily mass when able.

It is with great sadness that the family of Maria S. Borneo announce her passing. Her struggles ended the night of July 30, 2020 at age 36.

Beloved daughter of Grace and Robert Lee and Stephen Borneo, sister to Jessica Borneo-Adams, also survived by her two daughters Abey Borneo, and Elizeth Valentin.

Despite her struggles, Maria Borneo was a loving and kind hearted mother. She was a graduate of Frankford High School in Philadelphia. She grew up playing the violin and loved softball. Maria was known by many people for her outgoing and loving nature and was friendly with everyone.

Bridget P. Fernandez died peacefully in her bed on the evening of July 21st, 2020, with her daughter Eileen and son-in-law Jim by her side. She was 86.

Bridie, as her beloved husband Manuel called her, was born in Dublin, Ireland, the daughter of James and Bridget Smyth. Of her seven siblings, she is survived by her loving sister and beloved aunt, Teresa (Tossie) O’Neill, and her brother, Seamus Smyth.

Bridie married Manuel Fernandez in 1963 and moved to Philadelphia in 1964 where she spent the next 54 years raising six children and finding joy in the time spent with each of her 13 grandchildren.


Sister Catherine Murray, Missionary Servant of the Most Blessed Trinity, a native of Brooklyn, New York, died on July 15, 2020.

Burial will take place at Holy Sepluchre Cemetery on July 20, 2020..

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at some time in the future at Blessed Trinity Mother House Chapel to which family and friends will be invited.
Judith A. McKee, born August 10th, 1934, passed away peacefully at her home in St. Augustine, FL on Thursday, July 16th, 2020 after a long and courageous battle with Vascular Dementia at her age of 85. Beloved daughter of the late Walter and Frances (nee Naplacic) Schwartz. Predeceased in death by her sister, Frances P. Baehr, and her grandson Brian McKee. Loving sister of Diane Boyle, Walter Joseph Schwartz Jr., and her brother-in-laws Neil Boyle Sr. and Robert Leach Sr. Devoted mother of Harry and Ronald McKee, Diana Giumarello (nee McKee), and son-in-law Joseph (Andre) Giumarello; beloved grandmother of Ronald McKee Jr., Louis Sabatino, Dr. Joanie Krupa, Dana Giumarello, and Carmen Giumarello, and great-grandmother of Callie, Chloe, Joseph and Nicholas. Survived by nieces Frances Baehr Phillips, Donna Homiller, and Jeannie Weiss, and nephews William Cheeseman, Bobby Leach, Brian Leach, and Neil Boyle Jr.

In loving memory of:
Elizabeth McLaughlin (Christy)

Elizabeth McLaughlin, born April 29, 1940, passed away peacefully in her home in Philadelphia, on June 4, 2020. She is predeceased in death by her husband James McLaughlin, mother Elizabeth Christy, and Siblings, Charles, Mae, Dot, Cass and Bill.

She is survived by her two children, Timothy McConnell (Kathleen) and Jinger Ioven; her 4 grandchildren, William McConnell (Tamme), Timothy McConnell (Susan), Kasey McConnell-Rosinski (Christopher) and Ryan Nichole Flynn; as well as her 9 great-grandchildren, Alicen, Molly, Brigid, Billy, Timmy, Payton, Christopher, Sean and Caden.

Robert David Ray, Jr., "Bobby" passed away on Thursday, July 2, 2020 at the age of 77.

Born on January 17, 1943, Bobby was a beloved brother, uncle and great uncle. He is survived by his sister Mary Stilo, many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. He was preceded in death by his two brothers, Mike and Thomas Ray and his sister Janice Vengels.

Robert "Bobby" proudly served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.

A Memorial Graveside Service will be held on Thursday, July 16, 2020 10:30 AM at Washington Crossing National Cemetery, 830 Highland Road Newtown, PA 18940. Please arrive at the cemetery by 10:15 AM.

Due to COVID-19, please respect social distancing including the wearing of facial masks.


   

James W. McGreggor, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania passed away at the age of 66 on July 10th, 2020. James was the beloved son of the late James M. and Loretta McGreggor, brother to Diane, Joey, and Johnny, and is survived by his sons James T., Michael, and Craig, and his two granddaughters Isla and Alliyah. James also leaves behind nieces Samantha, Kristine, Kaitlin, Jamie, Margaret, Beth, and Erin, nephews Tommy, Michael, and Joey, his niece and god-daughter Amanda, his ex-wife Diane, his daughter-in-law Wendy, and his best-friend and loving partner Colette.

James McGreggor had a big personality and was known by many people for many things. To those of the Operating Engineers Local 542, James “Mad Dog” McGreggor, was a wild, hard-working, and brave soul, who operated in the most extreme environments willing to put himself at risk for his fellow union brothers. For the friends and family that James “Jimmy” McGreggor grew up with, he was known as the life of the party, as someone who loved to be the sharpest dressed man in the room but was not afraid to get into a brawl from time to time. More than that, he was known to be loyal and honest. To his nieces, nephews, children and especially grandchildren, he was someone who was a loving and devoted man who would do anything for them.


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