H.M. Patterson & Son-Oglethorpe Hill Chapel

4550 Peachtree Road Ne, Atlanta, GA


Mary Ann O'Reilly McCrea

August 22, 1956September 13, 2019

Mary Ann O’Reilly McCrea, 63, of Castlecove, Ireland, formerly of Atlanta, GA, passed away on September 13th, 2019.

Mary Ann was born in Long Island, NY to Mary and Edward J. O’Reilly on August 22, 1956. She graduated from Marquette University. She had a passion for travel and after graduation lived in Madrid, Spain for a year. After living and working in Atlanta, in 2017 moved and lived in her beloved Ireland.

Mary Ann is preceded in death by her brother John O’Reilly and her father Edward J. O’Reilly.

She is survived by her daughter Lauren McCrea of San Francisco, CA; siblings Edward O’Reilly, Kenneth O’Reilly and Jeanne Banks; mother Mary O’Reilly of Atlanta.

Prayer service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at H.M. Patterson & Son - Oglethorpe Hill Chapel, 4550 Peachtree Rd NE, Brookhaven, GA 30319, followed by a visitation from 3:30 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.


  • Prayer Service Tuesday, September 24, 2019
  • Visitation Tuesday, September 24, 2019


Mary Ann O'Reilly McCrea

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Jean Quinn Godfrey

September 27, 2019

MaryAnn , Joan and I kept in touch by Facebook, but this last year spoke on the phone a few times a lengthy conversation she was so happy to retire in Ireland.
My sympathy and prayers for all who loved her.

Cheryl Hoyt Zambroski

September 23, 2019

Like Zan, Mary Ann and I reconnected through Facebook and our high school class reunion. Mary Ann loved to read and always could come up with great suggestions for me to add to my list

I deeply admired the courage she showed in her move to Ireland. Her photos really captured her love for the land, her friends, and her family. My sincere condolences to her family

Zan Henigan Lombardo

September 23, 2019

Mary Ann was as kind as she was beautiful. After decades of being out of touch after high school, we reunited on Facebook. I remember one time in particular when my daughter's date decided not to attend prom with her only a week before the event, Mary Ann consoled me, gave me sage advice and helped me see things from a bigger perspective. She continued to check in with me for the following week and, sure enough, another boy took my daughter to prom that year, just as Mary Ann had predicted. I hold her and her whole family in the Light. She loved you all. She will be near.