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Cecile Meehan

June 20, 1931 ~ June 29, 2022 (age 91)

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Riverdale, NY – Celia (Cecile) Meehan passed away peacefully on June 29, 2022  at 91 years young.  She recently celebrated her birthday on June 20th.  Cecile lived a wonderful life. She was known for her outstanding kindness, strong Catholic faith, her love of chocolate, Ireland, Irish music and her family. Her beautiful smile would light up a room. She will be tremendously missed.
Cecile was born on June 20, 1931 in Brooklyn Heights to Patrick and Celia (Mahon) Meehan.  In 1933, her parents purchased land in Carrickport, Drumcong and the family returned to Ireland.  Cecile remained in Ireland for the next 30 years. In 1962, she sailed the Atlantic back to New York. She became a lifelong resident among the Irish community in Inwood, NYC as a nurse’s aide.  In her retirement years, she moved to Riverdale, NY.  When her sister Mary became ill, she helped as her caregiver.
She was preceded in death by her parents Patrick and Celia (Mahon) Meehan, her sister Mary (Meehan) Pakruda and husband Robert; her brothers Patrick, and Frank Meehan and his wife Mary (McKenna); her nephew Charles Pakruda and niece Bernadette Pakruda. 
Cecile was a beloved aunt as she gave much joy to her nieces and nephews who always looked forward to her visits. She was always there for them as a second mother. She is survived by her brother John, her nephew Christopher Pakruda and nieces Cecilia (Pakruda) Fedyn, Cathy (Pakruda) Francis, Cynthia (Pakruda) Liapes and Agatha (Pakruda) Ruddy; three great nephews, two great nieces and their families.

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Mass of Christian Burial
July 8, 2022

9:30 AM
Our Lady of Perpetual Help
526 59th St, Brooklyn, NY
Brooklyn, NY 11220

July 8, 2022

11:30 AM
St. John's Cemetery
80-01 Metropolitan Ave
Middle Village, NY 11379

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