Josephine Gaffney

Josephine Gaffney, 81, of Punxsutawney , PA, died Friday, January 23, 2015 at the McKinley Health Center in Brookville, PA.

Born May 22,1933, in Rossiter, Indiana County, she was the daughter of the late Blair and Bessie Hawthorne Hawk. She was married to the late Thomas Gaffney Sr.

Josephine retired after being a home care aide for over 25 years. She attended the First Church of God in Punxsutawney.

She is survived by two daughters, Helen Latta and her husband, William of Punxsutawney and Janet Kunselman and her husband, Thomas of Summerville and her grandson, Michael Latta of Punxsutawney (he was her pride & joy). She is also survived by two nieces, Linda Orr and Sandy Caldwell of Florida; three nephews, Kevin Hawk and Kerry Hawk of Aliquippa , and Allen Lewis of Ohio; and her sister-in-law, Sylvia Hawk of Florida.

In addition to her parents and husband, Josephine is preceded in death by her sister, Edith Lewis; twin brothers, Howard and Charles Hawk; and her two nephews, Barry and Paul Hawk.

She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

Her family will receive friends on Sunday, January 25, 2015, from 5 pm – 8 pm at the Furlong Funeral Home, Gregory K. Furlong FD, corner of Broad St. and First Ave., Summerville. Friends will also be received Monday, January 26, 2015 from 10-11 am, prior to the funeral service at 11 am at the funeral home with the Rev. William Saxman, officiating.

Interment will follow in the Circle Hill Cemetery, Punxsutawney, PA.


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