December 11, 2011
Annie McGowan (nee Durning) died December 11, 2011 at home. She was 94. Born in Scotland, she lived many years in Forest Hills Queens before moving to Kearny 2 years ago.
Visiting will be on Tuesday from 4-8 pm at the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive Kearny (map/directions). Mass will be on Wednesday at 11 am in St. Cecilia's Church (map/directions). Interment, Calverton National Cemetery (map/directions).
Mrs. McGowan was very devoted to The Xaverian Missionaries and enjoyed her membership at the Scots and Irish Clubs. An avid ballroom dancer, she won many awards during her lifetime and had a beautiful singing voice. On several occasions, she was given the high honor of opening the Scottish Festival in Holmdel by singing the National Anthem.
Wife of the late Joseph, she is the sister of Peggy Alessi, James Durning, Katie Duffy and the late Sadie Young, Alice Pisano and Neil and Hugh Durning. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews and their families.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to The Xaverian Missionaries. Online condolences may be left at www.armitagewiggins.com.
Visiting - Armitage & Wiggins Funeral Home, Kearny - 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Mass - St. Cecilia's Church, Kearny - 11:00 a.m.
Interment - Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton, NY
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