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Margaret C. Lavin Callahan

November 12, 1934 - May 6, 2024

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Margaret “Peg” C. Callahan, 89, a longtime resident of Moosic, died Monday morning at Geisinger Community Medical Center, Scranton. Her husband of 45 years was the late Francis A. Callahan, Jr., who died on March 25, 2000.

Born November 12, 1934 in Scranton, Peg was the daughter of the late Anthony and Mildred Doyle Lavin. A graduate of South Catholic High School, Peg was employed as a floor manager with Mayflower in Scranton and then Old Forge, prior to its closure, and then went on to work for McDonald’s in Old Forge until her retirement at the age of 82. An active member of Queen of the Apostle Parish, Avoca, Peg was a member of the Choir, Womens Guild, a eucharistic minister, and the first to be called when baked goods were needed.

Peg was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and sister, who always put family above all. Spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren brought her so much joy. Peg was a wonderful seamstress, cook, and baker, and for a Irish girl, she made an amazingly delicious sauce and meatballs. Peg will be deeply missed and always remembered by all who knew and loved her.

Surviving are: her loving children, Deborah Callahan, Moosic, Francis Callahan, III, Mountville, and Patrick Callahan, Hanover Twp.; Grandchildren, Erin, Ryan, and Patrick, Jr.; great grandchildren, MacKenzie, Makayla, and Jackson; sisters, Lois Carra, and husband, Joseph, Dunmore, and Ann Marie Fortese, and husband, Benny, Scranton; and many nieces and nephews.

Siblings, Joan Messina, Donald and Edward “Butch” Lavin preceded her in death.

A special thank you to Comprehensive Medical Home Care, especially Tina, Michelle, and Brianna, for the care and compassion shown to Peg and her family. You were “angels” in human form and your kindness will never be forgotten.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday at 10 AM in Queen of the Apostle Parish, St. Mary’s Church, 715 Hawthorne Street, Avoca, to be celebrated by Rev. Phillip J. Sladicka, pastor. Interment at a later date will be in Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton with her husband.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Friday from 9 AM until the time of the mass in the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Queen of the Apostle Parish, 715 Hawthorns St., Avoca, PA 18641. Arrangements are under the care of the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 517 N. Main St., Old Forge.