Cover photo for Mary Lee Callaghan's Obituary
Mary Lee Callaghan Profile Photo
1927 Mary 2016

Mary Lee Callaghan

March 24, 1927 — May 26, 2016

Mary Lee Callaghan, age 89, passed away on May 26, 2016 at Vassar Brothers Hospital with family and friends at her bedside.

She was born on March 24, 1927 in Saranac Lake, NY, a daughter of Leah Muncil Meagher and Cornelius Meagher. A graduate of Albany Business College, Mary worked as a legal secretary for the law firm of McCormick and LaPan in Saranac Lake for many years. On July 20, 1963, Mary married Lawrence Callaghan. He predeceased her in 1997.

A beloved mother, Mary is survived by her son Kevin Callaghan and the children of Lawrence: Thomas (Peggy) Callaghan, Charles (Kim) Callaghan, Margaret Petrone, and Barbara Darrah along with many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. She is also survived by her nephews Richard (Patricia) Meagher and Neil Meagher.

Mary was predeceased by her twin sister Helen Meagher, her brother Neil Meagher, and Lawrence’s son William Callaghan.

Prior to suffering a debilitating stroke, Mary was a member of St, Martin DePorres Parish and also attended Mass at St. Mary’s Parish in Poughkeepsie. She was a devoted Roman Catholic.

The family wishes to thank Mary’s wonderful caregivers who brought her joy and comfort in spite of her health issues: her granddaughter Anastasia Callaghan, certified nurse’s aide Shakima Parker, and most especially her devoted nurse Maria Spranzman who was like a daughter to Mary and treated her with exceptional love and kindness.

Calling hours are at the Michael Torsone Memorial Funeral home in Poughkeepsie on June 1 from 6:00-8:00 PM. Additional calling hours are being held on Thursday, June 2 at the Fortune-Keough Funeral home in Saranac Lake, NY from 5:00-8:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial is being celebrated at 10:00 AM on Friday, June 3 at the Church of the Assumption in Gabriels, NY.
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Mary Lee Callaghan, please visit our flower store.


Visits: 0

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree