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Chapel of the Valley-L.B. Hall Funeral Home

2065 Upper River Rd, Grants Pass, OR

OBITUARY

Eileen Rita Mahannah

August 4, 1924August 6, 2019

Eileen Mahannah passed on to the Lord at her home in Grants Pass, Oregon on August 6th surrounded by her loving family. She was 95 and proud of it! Eileen was born August 4, 1924 to Joseph Henry Dee and Mary Ida MacDougall Dee in Concord Massachusetts . After high school she earned her registered nursing degree from Cambridge Hospital School of Nursing in 1945 which is now Mount Auburn Hospital. In 1946 she moved to Miami, Florida with her girlfriends from nursing school. This is where she met Ray Mahannah who was a yacht captain. They married October 7, 1949. She worked as an RN periodically while raising their family. They moved to Grants Pass, OR in 1974. She was a member of St. Anne's Catholic Church. Eileen loved her faith, her large family, traveling, the ocean, reading, and the Boston Red Sox. She is preceded in death by her husband and her 7 siblings. Survivors include her 9 children Gail Mulcahey, Pat Mundy, Mary Dee Mahannah, Linda Anderson, Eileen (John) Campbell, Ray (Tim) (Clara) Mahannah Jr., Jim Mahannah, Kathleen Mahannah, and Harold Mahannah; 21 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren; as well as many nieces and nephews. Celebration of Life is scheduled for Monday August 19th 10:00 a.m. at St. Anne's Catholic Church 1131 N.E. 10th St. Grants Pass, OR. Graveside service 2:00 p.m. at Granite Hill Cemetery 2551 Upper River Rd. Grants Pass In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to: Asante Hospice C/O Asante Foundation 2600 Siskiyou Blvd. Suite 100 Medford, Or. 97504

Services

19 August

Funeral Mass

10:00 am

St. Anne Catholic Church

1131 NE 10th St.
Grants Pass, OR 97526

Memories

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Marie Vesely

August 18, 2019

Remembering those visits to Florida where we managed to cram all of our family into your and Gram & Gramps houses and the equanimity and dollar stretching ability of our mothers in dealing with such a large, noisy and hungry brood. I shall miss sending cards and notes on holidays too. Love to you all and to Eileen’s memory.
Marie

Geraldine & Norman Jourdenais

August 10, 2019

Memories of years gone by when the whole family came to visit. Also, later years when Ray and Eileen travelled by motor home to visit Canadian relatives. A few years ago when Eileen and sons visited. Great time. Five years ago when we flew to Oregon to help celebrate Eileen’s Birthday. Will miss her phone calls checking in to see how our health was. So many memories and so lucky we were related. Our deepest sympathy sympathy to everyone.

Sherry Dee Mobley

August 8, 2019

Dear Mahannah family cousins,
I feel blessed to have had Eileen as a cousin. Eileen used to phone me frequently to check on my health and well being, never complaining about her own health. We had great chats about family history and legend. Eileen was our Dee family Matriarch. I know she is in heaven with her beloved Ray together for eternity. Thank you for sharing your mom with us. God Bless!☘️☘️☘️☘️
Fondly,
Sherry Dee Mobley
Concord, Massachusetts

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY