Mrs. Eleanor M. Conway a long time resident of Hyattsville, MD. Died peacefully on Monday June 28,
2021 of natural causes.
Mrs. Conway was the widow of Neal T. Conway, Sr., the mother of five children, eight grandchildren, ten
great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren. She also is survived by her sister Ann
McDonald; sister-in-law Margaret Conway and brother-in-law John Conway, Sr.
Mrs. Conway was born in Scranton, PA on June 2, 1924. During WWII she worked in Washington, D.C.
She and Mr. Conway were married in Scranton at St. Peter’s Cathedral on April 19, 1947. The couple
moved to Easton, PA. where they raised five children, Mary Catherine, Neal Jr. (Anne Healey), Patrick
(Janet Whitmer), Helen (Steve McLeary), and Diane (Orville Brown).
Mrs. Conway later worked in IT for Ingersoll Rand Company. After the death of her husband she moved
to Maryland where she became active in many volunteer activities connected to the Catholic Church;
first at St. John the Evangelist in Silver Spring and then at St. Jerome in Hyattsville.
As the longest resident of Friendship Arms Apartments in Hyattsville, Mrs. Conway became known
throughout the building as a gracious and caring woman. She served as a sacristan in the apartment
building when the Pastor of St. Jerome celebrated a weekly Mass for residents. When public space
became unavailable she opened her apartment to all who sought to gather for a weekly Communion
Mrs. Conway was the heart of her family and was one who kept all of its members in touch and praying
for one another.
A Wake Service will be held on Sunday, July 4 from 3 – 5 p.m. at Gasch’s Funeral Home, 4739 Baltimore
Avenue, Hyattsville, MD 20781.
A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, July 5th at 11 a.m. at St. Jeromes Church, 5205 43rd Avenue,
Hyattsville, MD 20781.
Mrs. Conway will be buried next to her husband on Tuesday July 6th at 10 a.m. at Gethsemane Cemetery in