Mary Lou (Gilgallon) Schofield, 83, of Scranton, died Friday in Allied Skilled Nursing Facility. She was the wife of the late William Schofield, who passed away in 1987. The couple was married since Feb. 7, 1959.
Born Aug. 31, 1937, in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late James and Irene (Knight) Gilgallon.
Mary Lou's family would like to thank Dr. Daniel J. Kazmierski and the staffs of both Regional Hospital and Allied Skilled Nursing for their compassionate care.
Surviving are one son, William Schofield, of Sarasota, Fla.; two daughters: Karen Schofield, of South Abington Twp.; and Christine Toth and husband, Gary, of South Abington Twp.; a grandson, Connor Toth, of South Abington Twp.; brothers, James Gilgallon, of Las Vegas, Nev.; and Robert Gilgallon and wife, Kathy, of Scranton; a sister, Renee Ludwikowski and husband, Bob, of Scranton; several nieces and nephews.
Mary Lou was preceded in death by her brother, Tucker Gilgallon; and sister, Margaret McCafferty.
There will be a Mass of Christian Burial at a later date at St. Ann's Basilica, Scranton, where Mary Lou attended Novenas. A private cremation will be carried out by the funeral home at their on-site crematory.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.