Leona C. (Lee) Irvin
Leona C. (Lee) Irvin, 87, of Philipsburg, died on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at her residence.
Born on December 6, 1928 in Osceola Mills, she was a daughter of the late James and Mary (Magensky) Bagrosky.
Mrs. Irvin was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Philipsburg, where she was also a former member of the Altar & Rosary Society. She enjoyed gardening, was a voracious reader, and relished her career in the nursing profession.
She was a 1945 graduate of the Osceola Mills High School and a 1970 graduate of the Bellefonte Vocational and Technical School, where she received her credentials as a licensed practical nurse.
She had worked for four years at the Benson Sanitarium in Philipsburg and after receiving her nursing training, had worked for twenty years at the Philipsburg State General Hospital, until retiring.
On June 18, 1949 in Osceola Mills, she married Thomas A. Irvin, who survives at home. They would have celebrated 67 years together this year.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Irvin is survived by a daughter, Mary Jo Irvin-Pruitt of Anniston, Alabama; three sons, Thomas J. Irvin and his wife, Luanne of York, Philip J. Irvin and his wife, Laurie of Naples, Florida, and Alan J. Irvin and his wife, Denise of York; eight grandchildren, Michael Irvin and his wife, Melissa of Milton, Ontario; Jeremy Irvin of Naples, Florida; Janelle Kessler and her husband, Brett of Bonita Springs, Florida; Garrett Irvin of Naples, Florida; Michael Rooney of Austin, Texas; Jonathan Irvin and his wife, Michelle of Jacksonville, Alabama; Matthew Irvin and Maelee Irvin-Pruitt, both of Anniston, Alabama.
She is also survived by five great-grandchildren, Callum and Ella Irvin of Milton, Ontario; Jade and Brielle Kessler of Bonita Springs, Florida; and Embry Irvin of Jacksonville, Alabama; a sister Mae O’Neill of Bellefonte; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Irvin was preceded in death by two brothers, David and Al Bagrosky, and a sister, Edwina T. O’Neill.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, June 17, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Philipsburg, with Rev. John M. Gibbons as celebrant. Interment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery in Osceola Mills.
Friends will be received on Thursday, June 16, 2016 from 4 – 7 p.m. and on Friday from 9 – 10 a.m. at the Beezer-Heath Funeral Home, Philipsburg. A vigil service will be held at 4 p.m. followed by the rosary on Thursday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Altar & Rosary Society and Eucharistic ministers at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 400 S. 4’th St., Philipsburg, PA 16866 or to the Holt Memorial Library, 17 N. Front St., Philipsburg, PA 16866.
Family and friends may sign the guestbook and share memories at www.beezerheathfh.com