PEARL RIVER, N.Y. -- Mary Ellen Gildea, of Pearl River, died Friday Aug 5. She was 89.
She was born March 17, 1927, in Ireland.
She worked as a beautician teacher for the Wilfred Academy before retiring in 1992. She was a member and past secretary of the County Monaghan Society.
She is survived by her son, James, his wife Tara Gildea and granddaughter Caitlin Rose of Pearl River; sisters, Kathleen, Annie and Josephine; brother, Edward of County Monaghan, Ireland; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Margaret’s R. C. Church, 115 W. Central Ave., Pearl River. Entombment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx. Visiting will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday at Wyman-Fisher Funeral Home Inc., 100 Franklin Ave., Pearl River.