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Constance Gore Killeen, affectionately known as Connie, cherished as a daughter, sister, aunt, great-aunt and friend to many, peacefully passed away in Taylor, Pa., on May 28 at the age of 78. The youngest of four children of Dr. Thomas Gore and Marguerite Killeen, Connie was born on Oct. 28, 1945, in Scranton, Pa. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Gore Killeen; her sisters, Mary Lou McDermott and Gayle K. Davis; her nephew, Joseph A. Eagen III; and brothers-in-law, William Davis, Joseph A. Eagen Jr. and Lee McDermott. She is survived by her sister, Peggy Eagen, of Kingston; her nieces and nephews, Thomas (Megan) Eagen, of Kingston; Katherine (William) Thornton, of Wyomissing; John (Maureen) Eagen, of Philadelphia; Robert (Jennifer) Eagen, of Los Angeles, Calif.; Michael (Cindy) McDermott, of Barrington, R.I.; Gayle McDermott of New York City; and Nicky Davis, Scranton. Connie was an employee at the Scranton Lace Company and spent much of her free time with friends at the Deutsch Institute where she loved arts and crafts, dancing, and enjoying day trips to explore nature and wildlife. The family extends their heartfelt gratitude to Susan Malar, both a treasured caretaker and a beloved family friend, for her unwavering dedication and compassionate care over the span of many years. A memorial service will be scheduled at a future date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made in memory of Constance Killeen to Deutsch Institute, 835 Jefferson Ave., Scranton, PA. Arrangements entrusted to the Thomas J. Hughes Funeral Home, 1240 St. Ann’s Street, Scranton, PA.



The Deutsch Institute has been serving the Northeast Region of Pennsylvania since 1979. We are dedicated to developing and expanding resources and opportunities in order to improve health and well being for persons with special needs. The Deutsch Institute makes use of existing resources and facilities as well as volunteer services to initiate pilot programs as well as cooperative community ventures with social service agencies.

The Deutsch Institute supports ODP's mission, vision, values and quality framework, and adopts the self-determination initiatives of PA.


The Deutsch Institute also hosts events throughout the year, bringing people together to partake in enjoyable activities.


The Deutsch Institute also provides the Verve Vertu Art Studio, which serves the community through varied classes. On the Verve Vertu gallery page, you will see some of the artwork at various locations.


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