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Eleanor L. McGrath

June 19, 1916 November 18, 2008
Eleanor L. McGrath
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PEORIA-Eleanor L. McGrath, 92, of Peoria, passed away at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, November 18, 2008 at Lutheran Hillside Village. She was born on June 19, 1916 in Peoria, IL to Laurence and Nellie Malone Farrelly. She married Philip J. McGrath on September 27, 1939 in Peoria. He passed away on October 11, 1988 in Peoria. She was also preceded in death by two sisters and one brother. Surviving include her seven children and their spouses, Terence McGrath, Laurence (Janet) McGrath, Philip McGrath, James McGrath all of Peoria, Joan McGrath of St. Charles, IL, Julie (Randy) Swenson and Mary Jo (Jim) Moehlenhof both of Peoria; four granddaughters, three grandsons and two great granddaughters. Eleanor was a graduate of Bradley University and a Kindergarten Teacher in her earlier career. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. She enjoyed her family, china painting, flea markets, church bazaars, arts and crafts. She was a great Mom and Grandmother. A Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 22, 2008 at St. Vincent de Paul Church with Rev. Jason Gray officiating. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Friday at Wright & Salmon Mortuary with recitation of the rosary at 8 p.m. Additional visitation will be 30 minutes before the mass at the church. Entombment will be in Resurrection Mausoleum. Memorial contributions may be made to Brothers and Sisters of St. John or Heart of Illinois Downs Syndrome Association. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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