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May 13, 1938 - October 26, 2015
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October 26, 2015
Mary Clare “Mimi” Seechock, a lifelong resident of Scranton, died Monday evening under the care of Hospice of the Sacred Heart’s Inpatient Unit, in Dunmore. She is survived by her beloved husband, Michael Seechock. Wed on July 11, 1964, the couple celebrated 51 years of marriage.
Born in the Nativity section of Scranton on May 13, 1938, daughter of the late James (Hoppy) and Margaret McLaughlin Scanlon, Mary Clare was a graduate of South Catholic High School and earned a scholarship to Marywood College. Mary Clare worked for the Diocese of Scranton before leaving to raise her family. She later returned to work at Nativity of Our Lord and Our Lady of Snows parishes before her retirement. She belonged to St. Vladimir Ukrainian Catholic Church of Scranton. Mary Clare was active in many local organizations, including the Catholic Women’s Club, the Lackawanna Lawyers’ Auxiliary and the Scranton Prep Parents’ Club. She also served for many years as a volunteer for hospice.
A loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend, she passed away surrounded by her family. Mary Clare will be forever missed by her family and friends.
Surviving are three sons, Michael Seechock and wife, Lisa, Dalton; James Seechock and wife, Ann, Scranton; and Timothy Seechock and wife, Jen, Clarks Summit; seven grandchildren whom she adored, Michael, Cali, Mary Alyce, Grace, Kelly, Katie and Maggie Seechock; and many nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded her in death by two siblings, Margaret (Nan) Mackarey and James Scanlon.
Her family wishes to thank the entire staff of Hospice of the Sacred Heart for the care and compassion shown to them throughout Mary Clare’s stay.
Funeral services are scheduled to begin on Friday at 9:15 a.m. from the Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 125 North Main Ave., Scranton, with a 10 a.m. Divine Liturgy at St. Vladimir’s Ukranian Catholic Church, 430 North Seventh Ave., Scranton, by the Rev. Myron Myronyuk, pastor, and the Rev. John Lapera. Private interment at the parish cemetery.
Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Mary Clare’s name to either Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Drive, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 or to St. Vladimir Church Building Fund, 430 North Seventh Ave., Scranton, PA 18503.