June Bruce McHale
May 31, 1924 – May 13, 2019
June Bruce McHale, 94, of Springfield, VA, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 13, 2019. She was born in Carbondale, PA to Gerald J. and Catherine Gallagher Bruce. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Gene F. McHale, her parents, and her sisters Rose Marie Bruce, Catherine Trently, and Ann Dean. She is survived by her three children, Mary Alice C. McHale, Gene M. McHale (Beth), and Theresa McHale Guynn (Hugh); her six grandchildren, Kurt, Connor, Michael, Kelly, Keith, and Hannah; her sister Joan Wagner; and numerous nieces and nephews.
June was raised in Jermyn, PA where she graduated high school in 1941. As a young woman, she worked at a Poconos resort to pay for her commercial school education. She was then employed for many years in a hometown furniture store and funeral home. She married her husband, Gene, in 1961 and moved to New York City where she worked for Pan Am Airlines. The family moved to Virginia in 1964. June raised her three children and embraced her role as a homemaker. She loved to cook, was an avid reader, and enjoyed cross-stitch, creating many beautiful works for those she loved.
Mrs. McHale was a resident of Springfield, VA since 1968 and a long time parishioner of Saint Lawrence the Martyr Roman Catholic Church in Alexandria, VA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to June’s favorite charity: The Koinonia Foundation, P.O. Box 30878, Alexandria, VA, 22310-8878; (703) 971-1991; www.koinoniacares.org.
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