Irene Townsend

Irene A. Townsend
Irene A. Townsend, 95, of 443 Bayard Street, passed away Monday (November 3, 2014) at the Lutheran Home at Kane.
Born June 12, 1919, in Renovo, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Margaret Mills McCloskey. On January 31, 1942, in Port Allegany, she married Robert Townsend who preceded her in death on February 22, 2001.
Mrs. Townsend, a homemaker, had worked at Sylvania during World War II She had also previously served as a den mother with the Cub Scouts for many years.
Surviving are a son, Robert Townsend of Kane; three nieces, Donna Sok of Niles, OH, Kathleen Smiley of Port Allegany and Sharon Baker of Virgina; two nephews, Jim Farnsworth of Niles, OH and Al Pullen of Rochester, NY; and four great nephews, Mike Anderson, Jay Anderson and Jeff Anderson, all of Kane and Rob Anderson of Baltimore, MD.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Vera Thrash, Mary Farnsworth and Margaret Pullen and four brothers, Bill McCloskey, Tom McCloskey, John McCloskey and Paul McClosky.
Friends will be received from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Cummings Funeral Home, Inc. where a funeral service will follow with the Rev. Philip Pinczewski, pastor of St. Callistus Catholic Church, officiating. Burial will be in St. Gabriel’s Cemetery in Port Allegany.
Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.
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