Joan P. Gorny Ragen

May 27th, 1929 - December 30th, 2018

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     Joan P. (Gorny) Ragen, 89, of Erie, passed away Sunday, December 30, 2018 at St. Mary’s Home of Erie.

     She was born on May 27, 1929 in Erie, daughter of the late Cassius Gorny and Anna Marie (Konkol) Gorny and Dorothy (Gallo) Gorny.

     Joan was a graduate of St. Benedict Academy.  She was a bookkeeper at Rectenwald Blueprinting for many years.  She was a member of the St. Stanislaus Church and loved flowers.  Joan was very devoted to her family and her family was her life.

      Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Margie Lesniewski and Rita Luniewski; daughter-in-law, Sandi (Carr) Ragen; grandchild, Jamie Ragen, and sisters-in-law, Virginia Ragen and Joann Ragen.

     She is survived by her husband of 70 years, James P. Ragen, Jr. who she married on July 5, 1948; children, James “Jim” Ragen and his wife, Kim (Dougan) Ragen, Mark Ragen, Ann Russell and her husband, Mark and David Ragen and his wife, Linda (Bender) Ragen; sisters, Lucille Marawski, Christine Zapalski and Mary Alice Wilczynski; brother, John Russell Gorny; sisters-in-law, Winifred Lyons and brothers-in-law, Thomas Ragen and his wife, Rose and Richard Ragen and his wife, Donna; and several grandchildren, great grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

     Friends may call at Brugger Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1595 West 38th Street at Greengarden Boulevard on Wednesday from 2:00 t0 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and are invited to attend a prayer service at the funeral home on Thursday at 9:15 a.m. followed by a funeral mass at St. Stanislaus Church at 10:00 a.m.

     Burial will be in Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery.

     Memorial contributions may be made to American Macular Degeneration Foundation, P.O. Box 515, North Hampton, MA 01061/ or St. Stanislaus Church, 516 East 13th St., Erie, PA 16503.

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