2011-08-11 / Obituaries

JEANETTE C. MCNAMARA

Jeanette C. McNamara, of Brewster, died Saturday Aug. 6, 2011, in North Salem, at the age of 89.

She was born April 22, 1922, in Chattam, NY, daughter of the late Peter and Mary (Richardson) Bals. She graduated from St. Mary’s High School in Katonah.

She married Peter Fagan, who predeceased her in 1962, then married Joseph McNamara in 1966 at St. Joseph’s Church in Croton Falls. Joseph also predeceased her in 1983.

Mrs. McNamara was the first female Town Clerk and first female Supervisor for the Town of North Salem, serving as Town Clerk from 1963 to 1979 and Supervisor from 1979 to 1985.

Mrs. McNamara was a member of St. Joseph’s Church, the North Salem Democratic Club and Democratic Delegate to N.Y.

Mrs. McNamara is survived by her two sons Kevin (Joan) Fagan of Brewster, and Joseph (Mariann) Fagan of Gloucester, VA; two daughters, Eileen and Maureen McNamara, both of Marietta, GA; fifteen grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a daughter, Ann Marie Mueller, and a son, Peter Fagan. Love of and for her family was very important.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Joseph’s Church in Croton Falls on Wed. Aug. 10. Interment will be private. Arrangements were handled by the Beecher Funeral Home, 1 Putnam Avenue, Brewster.

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