Mary Ellen McGirr

02/02/2015 9:59 PM |

Mary Ellen McGirr of Cutchogue died Jan. 31 at Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead. She was 93.

She was born May 19, 1921, in New York City to Owen and Maryann Melly and was a teacher in New York City public schools.

Locally, Ms. McGirr was involved with Southold Peconic Senior Citizens, Mattituck Senior Center and Fleets Neck Homeowners Association.

Predeceased by her husband John in 1995; and her daughter Mary Eileen McCormack in 2000, she is survived by her daughter Theresa Ann Burger of Missouri; her son, John; her brother, Frank Melly of Southold; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The family will receive visitors Tuesday, Feb. 3, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Coster-Heppner Funeral Home in Cutchogue. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, at Our Lady of Good Counsel R.C. Church in Mattituck. Interment will take place at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Cutchogue.

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