Saturday, November 21, 2009

Edna Mae Van Zandt McNally

Edna in 1983

Aunt Edna died earlier this month at the age of 84. She married Uncle Jack on November 25, 1950. This photo of him in 1949 with Aunt Peggy as Jane's godparents shows what a catch he was.

Edna was a catch herself. She was an outgoing woman who stood out in a family of outgoing people. In a recent email, her sister-in-law Aunt Ronnie said she'd been living with her daughter Lorraine in Huntington,

"enjoying her time at the Huntington Senior Citizen Center playing pool with all the guys. (Isn't that just like her?)"

 Edna Mae Rita Van Zandt was born in Brooklyn on June 30, 1925. Here is her obituary from Newsday.

McNALLY - Edna Mae, on November 8, 2009. Beloved wife of the late John "Jack" McNally. Predeceased by daughter Gloria. Loving mother of Lawrence, Lorraine Taylor, Daniel, Kenneth, Dolores Murray, Diane Piomelli and Theresa McNally. Cherished Nana of many grandchildren. Survived by brother George Van Zandt and sister Lillian Carnella.... Edna will join her husband and daughter at Long Island National Cemetery.

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