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Updated: 11/20/2013 08:00:03AM

Elizabeth Mary Kearney

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Elizabeth Mary Kearney, 77, of Kingston, Pa., and a former resident of South Plainfield, N.J., entered eternal rest Friday, Nov. 15, 2013.

She was born Sept. 22, 1936, in Kingston, the daughter of Joseph A. and Kathleen O’Malley Smith.

Elizabeth earned her baccalaureate degree from Misericordia University. Before retiring, she taught in the elementary schools in South Plainfield for 35 years. Elizabeth spent several years in South Carolina and Florida, before returning to live in Kingston.

A loving mother and grandmother, some of her fondest moments were time spent with her grandchildren and animals.

She will be greatly missed by her children, Frank J. Kearney of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Maureen Wilson and Louis Licciardone of South Plainfield, Beth Lindsey and Cynthia Eckel of North Port, Fla., and Joseph M. Kearney of Kingston; grandchildren, Colin and Brendan Wilson, and Caitlin and Taylor Lindsey; and nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Elizabeth was preceded in death by her sisters, Kathleen Wood and Ann Smith; aunts and uncles, including Alice O’Malley; and her parents.

A Celebration of Elizabeth’s Life, with a Funeral Mass, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, at Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, 339 N. Maple Ave., Kingston. Interment will be at St. Ignatius Cemetery in Pringle, Pa. Permanent messages and memories can be shared with Elizabeth’s family at

Arrangements are by McLaughlin’s — The Family Funeral Service, Wilkes-Barre.

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