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In Memoriam

Margaret Mary Burke

Margaret Mary Burke

Margaret "Meg" Burke of Pelham Manor, New York, passed away on Thursday, March 15, 2018. She was 76 years old.

Born in New Rochelle NY to William Telford and Kathleen Dooley, Meg was the eldest of two and was raised in Pelham Manor with her brother Bill. She graduated from Pelham Memorial High School before attending the Brockport State teachers College. After attending Brockport State Meg began working as a travel agent for AAA. Meg loved to travel with her late husband Walter. Through her life long career as a travel agent the couple would travel the world. When Meg wasn't on an international excursion she could be found at the Shamrock House in East Durham or spending time at the Irish Benevolent society where she had served as president. Margaret will be remembered as a straight shooter with a great personality. She was giving and was always ready to help. Margaret is survived by her brother William "Bill" Telford (Janet) of CT, her sister-in-laws Eileen Lunberg of the Bronx and Theresa Brosnan of Florida.

A celebration of Margarets life will take place at the Pelham Funeral Home, located at 64 Lincoln Avenue, Pelham, NY, on Thursday, March 22nd from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM. A mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Catherines Church, located 25 second Avenue, Pelham NY. on Thursday, March 22nd at 11:00 AM. Interment will follow at Beechwood Cemetery In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Margarets Memory to a charity of your choice.

Kathleen “Kay” Brennan

Kathleen “Kay” Brennan Brennan, Kathleen "Kay" C. WATERVLIET Kathleen "Kay" C. Brennan of Watervliet, passed away peacefully on February 21, 2018, at 88 years of age. Kay was born in County Kildare, Ireland and immigrated to Tuckahoe, N.Y. as a young girl, where she lived until she was 75. She then moved to Albany and resided for the last four years at Shaker Pointe in Watervliet. Kay was predeceased by the love of her life, George K. Brennan, with whom she shared 37 years of marriage before his untimely passing in 1988. She was also predeceased by her daughter Ann P. Shoureck of Poughkeepsie; her grandson, Christopher McCormack of Latham; and her sister, Anna Barlow of England. She is survived by three daughters, Eileen (Tom) Murphy and Kathy McCormack of Latham, Peggy (Chris) Martin of Newtown, Conn.; and her son, Kevin (Alison) Brennan of Portchester, N.Y. She also leaves behind 12 grandchildren, Caroline, Jack and Patrick Murphy, Kevin and Sean McCormack, Ryan, Conor and Brendan (Colleen) Martin, Caitlin and Meghan Shoureck and Zoe and Jayden Kim; as well as a great-granddaughter, Elodie Martin; and five cherished nieces and nephews in England. Kay will be remember as a loving wife, mother, aunt, sister and grandmother and a friend to many. She embraced her Irish heritage, and along with her husband, was a founding member of the Eastchester Irish American Social Club. She was an inspiration to her family and friends and had a zest for life right up until her passing. She loved to travel the world, seeing new and old places and meeting new people. She was employed for many years by Concordia College in Bronxville in the Bursar's Office where she loved interacting with college students. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her. A special thanks to Kay's friends and the staff at Shaker Pointe for their care and love over these last few weeks. Funeral Mass was held on Monday, February 26 in the Immaculate Conception Church in Tuckahoe with burial in the Holy Mount Cemetery, Eastchester, N.Y. A celebration of Kay's life will also be held on Saturday, March 10, at 1 p.m. at Shaker Pointe, 1 Bell Tower Dr., Watervliet

Eileen Courtney

One Year Anniversary Remembrance
Eileen Courtney
February 21, 1953 – March 25, 2017
You can shed tears that she is gone
or you can smile because she has lived.
You can close your eyes and pray that she’ll come back
or you can open your eyes and see all she’s left.
Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her
or you can be full of the love you shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday
or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can remember her and only that she’s gone
or you can cherish her memory and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind,
be empty and turn your back
or you can do what she’d want:
smile, open your eyes, love and go on.
An Anniversary Mass will be held at St. Barnabas Church 11:45am on Sunday, March 25th.
Mo Ghile Mear

Elizabeth Murphy

Elizabeth Murphy (née O’Keeffe) of Yonkers, NY. Born in Boherbue, Co. Cork, Ireland
May 8, 1931 - March 9, 2018 (86 years young).
Loving wife to her late husband James Murphy born in Ballydesmond, Co. Cork, Ireland.
Loving mother to daughter Margaret Burns (née Murphy) of Ridgefield, CT and son John Murphy, Newport Beach, CA. Beloved mother-in-law to John (JB) Burns and grandmother to Kiera Burns and Claire Burns. Loving sister to the late Denjoe O’Keeffe and to Connie O’Keeffe, Noreen O’Keeffe and Sheila Breen of Ireland and William O’Keeffe (Mary) of New Fairfield, CT and Margaret Powell of Nanuet, NY. Loving sister-in-law to Sheila Allen and the late Barty Murphy of Co. Cork, Ireland. Loving Aunt to nieces and nephews from Australia to Ireland and across the USA.
Visitation was Sunday, March 11, 2018 at Hodder Farenga Funeral Home,
899 McLean Ave, Yonkers, NY 10704.
Funeral Mass was Monday, March 12, 2018 at St. Barnabas Church,
409 East 241st, Bronx, NY 10470
followed by interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Valhalla, NY.
A heartfelt thank you for all who offered prayers and masses, and for those who came to visit and be with Mom and all her family at the hospital. An enormous debt of gratitude to her devoted doctor, Dr. Commentucci and the loving and caring nurses, doctors, and staff at St. John’s Riverside Hospital in Yonkers.
We are eternally grateful. 

Mary M. Houlihan

Mary M. Houlihan
Bronxville - Mary M. Houlihan, 90, of Bronxville NY and Palm Beach FL, died peacefully on February 3, 2018 at Calvary Hospital after a long illness. She is survived by her beloved husband of 66 years, James G Houlihan. A long-time resident of Bronxville, she previously resided in the Bronx, graduated from Our Lady of Angels Grammar School in 1939, Cathedral High School in 1943, College of Mount St. Vincent in 1947 and received her Master's degree from Fordham School of Social Services in 1949.
She worked as a social worker at Catholic Charities and then devoted herself to raising her children and serving as a volunteer and Eucharistic Minister. She served at Calvary Hospital, St Patrick's Home, The Pregnancy Care Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital. Many years later, she returned to the study of social work, earning a doctorate in gerontology from the Fordham University School of Social Service in 1986.
Her dissertation, entitled "Family Caregivers of the Terminally-Ill and Elderly" was forward-thinking and ultimately had relevance in her own life.
She was predeceased by her parents, Rose and Joseph Murray, a sister, Rosaleen Sage, and three brothers, Msgr. James J Murray, John T Murray, and Patrick Murray.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by one sister, Sr. Mary Rose Murray, SU., her children: James J. (Patricia), John (Judy), William (Claire), Mary Coleman (James), Thomas (Genevieve), and Patricia MacRae (David).
She is also survived by eighteen cherished grandchildren: Christie Houlihan, Michael McEvoy, Kelly Buckley, Meghan McEvoy, Bryan Houlihan, Erin Flanagan, Kerry Salvatierra, Siobhan Houlihan, Katharine Houlihan, Ellen Houlihan, Terence Houlihan, Mary W. Houlihan, Caitlin, Kara and Kevin Coleman, Emily Houlihan, Timothy and Elizabeth MacRae and their respective spouses and seven great grandchildren: Kieran, Maggie and Grace Salvatierra, Molly and Josie Flanagan, and James and Charles Buckley.
The funeral was held on Wednesday, February 7 at St. Joseph's Church, Bronxville.
In lieu of flowers, donations are requested for Calvary Hospital

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