Lillian C. Kearney, 87, Former Scarsdale Resident

The following obituary appeared on Legacy.com:

Lillian Catherine (nee Coughlin), 87, of Mount Laurel, New Jersey, died Sunday, January 5, 2014 at Virtua Memorial Hospital, Marlton, NJ of heart failure.

Mrs. Kearney was born in New York, NY, and grew up in Scarsdale, NY. After graduating from high school, she was a career girl for several years, working in the banking industry in Manhattan until her marriage. After moving to Cinnaminson, NJ, in the early 1960s, Lillian was primarily a homemaker, raising 6 children and later working at the Sears Service Center in Pennsauken for 10 years. However, even with her family and work commitments, she remained dedicated to helping those in need around her, both through volunteer work at community charities including Zurbrugg Memorial Hospital and individual acts of kindness and compassion. After moving to Mount Laurel in 1993, she continued her volunteer work and pursued hobbies that allowed her to use her many talents such as painting, quilting, and gardening.

Lillian was preceded in death by her husband John Joseph Kearney in 2001. She is survived by her loving children, Janet Peterson (Bob), Don, David, Susan, Patty Musho (Mike), and Kathy Kearney-Esparza (Steve); sister, Peggy Frisch; 10 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild; nieces and nephews; and numerous cherished friends.

The visitation will be held on Saturday, January 11th from 9:45 to 10:45 AM, followed by the 11:00 AM funeral liturgy all at St. Charles Borromeo RC Church, 2500 Branch Pike, Cinnaminson, NJ 08077. Interment will be at Lakeview Memorial Park, Cinnaminson. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Lillian may be made to the Deborah Heart and Lung Hospital or the Animal Welfare Association of Voorhees NJ. Arrangements by Mount Laurel Home for Funerals.


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