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October 11, 1928 - January 10, 2023
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Margaret C. McHale, a resident of the Minooka section of Scranton, died at home Monday after a brief illness. Born in Archbald, she was the daughter of the late T. Francis and Marguerite Fink Seifring and the widow of Thomas J. McHale, former director of the Scranton Public Library.
She was a graduate of St. Patrick’s High School, Olyphant, and received a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Science degree in Librarianship from Marywood College. Later, she received a Reading Specialist Certification from the University of Scranton.
Her career as a librarian included working as assistant librarian at Penn State University, Rutgers University, Marywood and the Scranton Public Library. She served as librarian at South Catholic (later Bishop Klonowski) High School until it closed in 1981. She then entered the Scranton School District as a reading teacher and retired from the District as a teacher-librarian.
Margaret was a member of Divine Mercy Parish at St. Joseph’s Church. At one time she taught CCD and more recently served as a Eucharist Minister.
She is survived by nieces and nephews Mary Ann Creegan, Scranton, Sean Creegan and wife Patricia, Carlisle Pa., Marilyn Seifring O’Day, Piscataway, N.J., Robert Seifring and wife Christri, Atlanta, Ga., Donna Seifring Vincent and husband Wes and son Robert Edward and granddaughter Madison, Garland Tx.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at noon in Divine Mercy Parish, 312 Davis Street, Scranton, to be celebrated by Rev. Francis Pauselli, Pastor. Burial will follow the Mass in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.
Family and friends my pay their respects on Friday in the church from 11:00 AM until the time of the Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Margaret’s name to St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen, 500 Penn Ave., Scranton Pa. 18503.
Margaret’s family would like to thank Dr. Anees Fogley for the many years he cared for Margaret. The family also would like to thank Margaret’s kind and dedicated caregivers.
Arrangements are under the care of Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 517 N. Main St., Old Forge.