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Ethel Louise (Heasley) McNamara

September 18, 1937 ~ December 4, 2017 (age 80)

Ethel Louise McNamara, 80, of Penn died Monday December 4,2017 at home. She was born September 18,1937 in Penn a daughter of the late David and Margaretta (Herrholz) Heasley. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Donald J. McNamara, sisters Elsie Grabowski and Ruth DeLuca and a daughter in law Dawn M. McNamara. Louise was a member of Penn Lutheran Church and prior to retirement worked as a secretary at the First Presbyterian Church, Jeannette. She is survived by her sons: Donald McNamara and fiance Debbie of Manor, Scott McNamara of Penn, and Michael McNamara and Shelly of Jeannette; two daughters Jane Christafano and Bob of Jeannette, and Melanie Skwara and Mitch of Latrobe, a sister Priscilla Wahl of Penn, grandchildren Donnie Christafano and Jenn, Ryan McNamara, Shannon Dornauer and Jim, Amanda Casagrande and Ron, and Zachary Skwara, Stephany, Katie and Ashley McNamara; two great grandchildren Lorenzo and Bruno and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 2-4 & 6-8 PM in the Mason-Gelder Funeral Home, Inc. 201 N. First St. Jeannette. Addition visitation will take place on Thursday from 9:30-10:30 AM in the funeral home. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM in Penn Lutheran Church with Rev. Roger L. Steiner and Rev. Robert Marks officiating. Interment will follow in Brush Creek Cemetery, Irwin. To send online condolences visit

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