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Raymond K. Ballard, of South Plainfield, formerly of Brooklawn, GHS Alumni, retired Air Force Sgt.
Bill Labbree Jr. Named to the Bd of Directors of the Burlington Camden County Assn. of Realtors

Mrs. Leona B. McCall, formerly of Gloucester City, age 98


Leona B.

 (nee Young), 98 years, died of natural causes on September 19, 2008 at Leona_mccall Woodbury Mews Assisted Living, Woodbury, NJ. She was the devoted wife of the late William A. Beloved mother of Bill (Joanne), Mary, Gerald and Sister Marjorie, IHM. Dear Grandmother of Susan (Niko) Ekimoglou (owners of O'Donnell's), Sharon (Patrick) McMullen, John (Karina) Sikking. Loving Great-Grandmother of Jack, Maria, Anastasia and Michael Ekimoglou and Mary Kate and Brendan McMullen. Beloved Sister-In-Law of Catherine Connaghan and esteemed aunt of 11 nieces and nephews.


Leona was born in Mount Carmel, PA on April 11, 1910. She and her husband raised their family in Bridgeton, NJ where she combined homemaking with active lay participation at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and school. Prior to moving to Woodbury Mews, Leona lived with granddaughter, Susan and her family in Gloucester City for six years.


Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Saint Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church: 64 Cooper Street, Woodbury on Friday, September 26 at 12 Noon. Visitation begins at 11 am in the church. Interment will be at Saint Mary’s Cemetery, Bridgeton. There will be no evening viewing. Expressions of sympathy can be e-mailed to the family through our funeral home website under online obituaries of Leona B. McCall.


Requiescat in Pace


Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries may be made through:

McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City, NJ. Phone: 856-456-1142