March 23, 2020
On Monday, March 23rd, 2020 Mary Ellen Meeley, a devoted wife of 62 years and loving mother of eight children, passed peacefully in Woodbridge, VA. Born in 1924 Mary Ellen Meeley nee McElwee departed at the blessed age of 95 and was the revered matriarch of the McElwee family. She was the last survivor of her six dear siblings. Mary Ellen is preceded in death by her husband, William Anthony Meeley, Sr. on 02/23/2009; her daughter, Ellen Ann Meeley Lepper on 01/17/2005; her eldest son Captain (Ret) William Anthony Meeley, Jr., USN on 10/26/2012; her daughter, Mary Patricia Meeley Terry on 12/24/2017; beloved siblings, their spouses, nieces and nephews; cherished extended family members and dearest friends from Montclair, NJ; Allentown, PA and locally at River Ridge, Woodbridge, VA. Mary Ellen is survived by Joanne W Meeley, wife of the late William A Meeley, Jr and three grandchildren Patricia Colene Meeley along with great grandchild Charlotte Bennu Meeley; Kathryn Wade Meeley; Elizabeth Meeley Wilson and husband Max Austin Wilson with the newest great grandchild, Oscar Anthony Wilson. Her grandchild, Daniel Brendan Terry son of her late daughter Mary Patricia Terry. Her daughter Carolyn Ann Rose and husband Charles Harvey Rose and three grandchildren William Richard Rose and wife Teresa Marie Vogelpohl Rose; Charles Linwood Rose and Caitlin Grace Rose. Her son Stephen Wade Meeley and wife Stacye Streichert Meeley and grandchild, Keara Elizabeth Meeley. Her son John Niles Meeley and wife Donna Jean Meeley and three grandchildren, Thomas Anthony Meeley and wife Jes Meeley; Lauren Elizabeth Perry and husband Michael Lawrence Perry and Colleen Tyler Meeley. Her son Robert Brendan Meeley and wife Lizabeth Christina Meeley and two grandchildren, Joseph Stanley Meeley and James Todd Meeley. Lastly her son Brian Colin Meeley and wife Sybil Aylice Meeley and two grandchildren, Clare Anne Meeley and Colin Patrick Meeley. Due to these extraordinary, unprecedented pandemic times, we shall all gather eventually to celebrate and bless this magnificent woman's life with a funeral and burial service, feasting, stories and a champagne toast. God bless.
On Monday, March 23rd, 2020 Mary Ellen Meeley, a devoted wife of 62 years and loving mother of eight children, passed peacefully in Woodbridge, VA. Born in 1924 Mary Ellen Meeley nee McElwee departed at the blessed age of 95 and was the revered... View Obituary & Service Information
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