Loretta M. Growney (Teacher)

Loretta M. Growney (Teacher)

Miss Loretta M. Growney

Miss Loretta M. Growney, 98, of Summit Street, a school teacher for 46 years prior to her retirement, died Monday, August 24, 1992, at St. Luke's Manor, where she had been a resident for a brief time.

Miss Growney was born March 6, 1894, in Bergen, a daughter of the late James and Nellie Fitzsimmons Growney.

She had taught in Batavia publlic schools from 1916 to 1962, when she retired. She was a member of St. Joseph's Church, its Rosary and Altar Society, Catholic Daughters of the Americas, and New York State Retired Teachers' Association. She was a graduate of St. Joseph's Academy, Batavia High School, Buffalo Normal School (now Buffalo State Teachers' College), and Canisius College in Buffalo, where she received her master's degree.

Surviving are a sister, Genevieve M. Growney of Batavia; two nephews, Patrick and Michael Neville, a niece Moya Peterson, and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was a sister of the late Monsignor Francis A. Growney, the Rev. Vincent Growney and Helen Neville.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Bohm Mortuary. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph's Church, with burial in St. Joseph's Cemetery.