SCARSDALE, N.Y. -- Marilyn Joan McCann, of Scarsdale, died July 9 after a long illness.
A longtime resident of Scarsdale, McCann, 83, was the beloved wife of the late James McCann and the devoted mother of her seven children and 25 grandchildren.
McCann was born Aug. 20, 1931, in Huntington. As a young girl growing up, she had a beautiful singing voice, a talent that entertained many throughout her life.
She was a graduate of St. Luke's Hospital Nursing School in New York City. During the early 1950s, she worked there as a surgical nurse and as a visiting nurse.
She married her husband June 18, 1955 at Incarnation Church in Queens Village. The couple raised their family in Eastchester and later in Scarsdale.
McCann was active in the Scarsdale Woman's Club and was a member of the choral singers.
She was predeceased by her mother and stepfather, Mary and Walter King.
She is survived by her daughters, Nancy Vericker, Susan Condit, Laura McCaffrey and Debby Franco, her sons, Jim, Bob and John, and their spouses, Joe Vericker, Brad Condit, Mark McCaffrey, Vincent Franco, Tara Griffin, Suzanne McCann and Erika McCann. She also is survived by her grandchildren: Lizzy (Michael), JP, Molly, Grace, Jimmy, Gus, Reggie, William, Luke, David, Dylan, Jack, Ned, Sean, Matthew, Brian, Jane, William, Tess, Maeve, Vincent, Sophia, Olivia, Nina and Tessa.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday at the Bennett Funeral Home, 824 Scarsdale Ave. Scarsdale.
There will be a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 8 Carman Road, Scarsdale. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Scarsdale Woman's Club, 37 Drake Road, Scarsdale, NY 10583.
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