McGowan- Mary F. (Delaney) of Reading Formerly of Arlington April 9, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Robert J. McGowan. Devoted mother of Mary Alice Taschner and her husband Stefan of Lynnfield, Jane McGowan and her husband William Unrath of Havertown PA; James T. McGowan and his wife Doreen of Wakefield; Ellen M. Scoggins of Arlington; and Peter M. McGowan and his wife Kathy of Westford. Cherished sister of Paul T. Delaney of Wilbraham, Sister Alice Delaney RSM of Newburyport and the late Jessie Flanagan and Patricia LeClair. Loving grandmother of 8, great grandmother of 1 and also survived by several nieces and nephews. Funeral from the Douglass, Edgerley and Bessom Funeral Home 25 Sanborn St. (corner of Woburn St.) Reading Saturday April 13 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Athanasius Church 300 Haverhill St. Reading at 10:30 A.M. Funeral home visiting hours Friday from 4-8 p.m. Burial in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Arlington. Those who wish may make contributions to the Sisters of Mercy Retirement Fund PO Box 420 Windham NH 03087-0420.