Edward J. McGonagle

  • Died: May 19, 2016
  • Location: Bensalem, Pennsylvania

Dunn-Givnish Funeral Home

378 South Bellevue Avenue
Langhorne, PA 19047

Tel. (215) 757-3331

Tribute & Message From The Family


Edward J. McGonagle, of Bensalem, passed away on May 19, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family. He was 92 years old. Edward, who has been retired for many years, was a long-time member of the Plasterer's Union Local 8 where his plastering was showcased at many of the elaborate churches and hotels in Philadelphia. He also served his country with distinction in the US Army as a Combat Engineer during WWII. He loved to play pinochle and do jigsaw puzzles. As a hobby, he also made statues for many family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth "Betty" (nee Guenther), to whom he was married to for 68 years, and children, Frederick (Debbie), Edward (Marge), Elizabeth Iskra (Robert), Thomas (Betty) and Patricia Baker (Jeff). Edward was pre-deceased by his son, Robert and grandson Shane. He is also survived by 23 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.

Family and friends are invited to Edward's Life Celebration, Wed May 25th , from 9:30-10:30am, at the Church of St. Ephrem, 5400 Hulmeville Rd., Bensalem and to participate in his Funeral Mass at 10:30am. Interment will follow in Resurrection Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Holy Redeemer Hospice,12265 Townsend Rd., Phila, PA 19154 would be appreciated.

Life Celebration services provided by Dunn/Givnish of Langhorne.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Uncle Eddie: I remember your charm and your wonderful Irish sense of humor. I remember happy memories on family vacations at Pomona and Gandy's Beach. Say hello to Mom for us, I am sure your big sister will take good care of you. Your beautiful family and your sweet wife, are testimony to a life well lived.

Posted by Betty Ann McMullen, Moody - Hammonton, NJ - Family   May 24, 2016

Mr.McGonagle,

Thank you for your service, you are a true American hero. I salute you with respects sir.
Slow Hand Salute.

To the family & friends of this Patriot, my sincere condolences.

Warriors' Watch Rider
Bucks County, PA

Posted by DANIEL RUTZ - BUCKS COUNTY, PA   May 24, 2016


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