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Painesville Location

1000 Mentor Avenue Painesville, Ohio 44077

Willoughby Location

38001 Euclid Avenue Willoughby, Ohio 44094

Mentor Location

6330 Center Street Mentor, Ohio 44060

Margaret Anne McNamara (nee Gray)

10/21/1933 — 05/19/2021

A close-up photo of Margaret Anne McNamara formerly Gray smiling with loved ones at an event

Margaret Anne McNamara (nee Gray), age 87, passed away at TriPoint Medical Center in Concord surrounded by her family. She was born October 21, 1933 in Cleveland to the late Howard and Anne Gray.

Marge retired from City of Willoughby’s finance department. She enjoyed playing pinochle at the JFK and Willowick Senior Centers. She was a parishioner at St. Justin Martyr Church.

Marge is the loving mother of Michael (Julia), Rose (Jack) Ambrose, Thomas H. (Andrea) and Eileen McNamara; beloved grandmother of Heather (Charles-fiance) McNamara, Sean (Jessie-fiancee) McNamara and Chris Ambrose; sister of the late Fr. Howard J. Gray S.J.

The McNamara family will receive friends 2:00-6:00 PM Sunday, May 23, 2021 at The Abbey of Willoughby, 38011 Euclid Ave. (located on the grounds of McMahon Coyne Vitantonio Funeral Home). Funeral Mass will be held Monday at 11:00 AM at St. Justin Martyr Church, 35781 Stevens Blvd., Eastlake. The funeral service will be live streamed at www.stjustin.net Due to construction, please read these direction to St. Justin Martyr Church for the Funeral Mass. Go North on Route 91. Turn Right on Glenn. Turn right on Jean. Turn left on Hobbie, follow bend which turns into Eastlake Drive. Go past the Road Closed sign. Church driveway is on right.

Private burial at Mentor Cemetery at a later date.

The McNamara family would like to thank Starkey Place in Painesville and TriPoint Hospital for the wonderful care she received.

Arrangement have been entrusted to Jeff Monreal Funeral & Cremation Services.

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4 Replies to “Margaret Anne McNamara (nee Gray)”

  1. Maureen Corrigan May 20, 2021 at 8:19 pm

    God bless


  2. Tom, Rose and your families
    I am sorry to hear about your mother.
    I always loved when she called into the
    office and joked with Tom.
    Prayers for all of you as you celebrate her life.


  3. Mike, Heather, Sean and family, I am so so sorry for your loss. Love, hugs and prayers to all.


  4. John O'Malley May 21, 2021 at 7:03 pm

    Dear Extended McNamara family,
    I jusst found out about Marge’s death and want to express express my condolences. I knew her only through Howard and only in that indirect way come to admire and esteem her. May shw now pray for us and keep us on the fight path! John


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