Elena Grant Cahir

September 26, 1975June 22, 2013

Elena Grant Cahir 37

Elena born September 26, 1975, Pasadena, CA, and died June 22, 2013, Arlington, VA. Survived by husband Michael P. Cahir, daughter Carol, parents Maria and Richard Grant, sister Gillian Grant, parents-in-law Mary Alice and Michael B. Cahir, brother-in-law Matthew Cahir. Elena was a dedicated educator. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Ann Catholic Church, 5312 N. 10th St., Arlington VA on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 11:00 AM. Memorial contributions may be made to Consortium of Catholic Academies, Archdiocese of Washington DC (


  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Elena Grant Cahir

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Meredith Larrabee

July 4, 2013

I carry you with me every day.
Love you sweet pea,

June 26, 2013

MIchael Patrick, I am so sorry and devastated that I can't be with you to give you a Michael Brooks bear hug. I know your loss is tremendous because Elena was such and extra ordinary person. Thank you so much for bringing her into our lives. Cousin Jen and the boys.

June 26, 2013

Paul and i and our family hold you each in warm embrace and celebrate with tears of missing the vibrant good life of Elena. always, Margie and Paul

Akilah Davis

June 26, 2013

My family and I send our sincerest condolences. I was deeply saddened by the loss of Mrs. Cahir. Our prayers are with you and your family.

June 26, 2013

My heart goes out to you with love and caring. Joan Thompson

Lenna Aoki

June 25, 2013

My daughter Saule had the great fortune of having Elena Cahir as a math teacher during Second Grade at Eaton Elementary School. Elena also served on a team that ensured my younger daughter would be able to access help that she needed to suceed in school. Words cannot adequately convey my appreciation for all of her efforts on behalf of my children. I also remember fondly the conversations we shared about motherhood and the joy in her face when she talked about Carol. I want to express my condolences to her family. Thank you for sharing such a special person with all of us, especially all of the children whose lives she touched and changed. I also want her beloved daughter to know that nothing in the world made Elena more happy than becoming "Carol's Mom".

carol henry

June 25, 2013

Warner and I send our love and deepest sympathy to Mike and Carol and to Maria and Richard. Elena fought a valiant battle which was an inspiration to all. Please know we grieve with you and for you in your loss. Carol Henry

June 25, 2013

I was saddened to hear of the passing of Mrs. Grant Cahir. Our prayers are with you and your families.

The Scales Family

Bill and Nancy Brady

June 25, 2013

Words fail at expressing our sadness at your loss. Our thoughts are with you. We will always treasure our memories of Elena.. her laughter and ability to take pleasure in all things.

Cindy Wyrick

June 25, 2013

May God's blessing for peace be with you Mike and Carol as you create a new "normal". I will keep you both in my prayers.