LaGrange – Barbara Ann “Grammy” McAleer, 87, died on January 1, 2021 at Lutheran Care Center.
Born on October 29, 1933 in Mount Vernon, she was the daughter of Harold Charles and Helen Margaret (Whiteco) Meyer. Grammy was a devout Catholic. She was a parishioner of St. Denis Church where she enjoyed making prayer shawls. She also enjoyed gardening, knitting, crocheting and bird watching. Grammy loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
On September 1, 1956, Barbara married her childhood friend and lifelong sweetheart, William John McAleer, who predeceased her on May 4, 2002. She is survived by her children and their spouses, William John Jr. and Diane McAleer, Andrew and Beatrice McAleer, Mary and Christopher Kittrick, Elizabeth and Peter Cassels; her grandchildren, William, Caitlin and Briana McAleer, Sean McAleer, Erin Kittrick, Matthew and Brittany Ellsworth, Andrew Ellsworth and his fiancé Samantha Mortensen, Meghan and Michael Foster, and Shannon Ellsworth; her great-grandchildren, Mairead, Patrick, Emma and Eleanor; her brother, Robert Meyer and his wife Jackie; and many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday from 4-8pm at the McHoul Funeral Home, Inc., 895 Route 82, Hopewell Junction. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Friday at 11am at St. Denis Church, 602 Beekman Road, Hopewell Junction followed by interment in Rose Hills Memorial Park.
In memory of Grammy, please go to confession or pray the Divine Chaplet. Memorial donations may be made to EWTN or the Trappist Monks of New Melleray Abbey. Please visit Barbara’s Book of Memories at www.mchoulfuneralhome.com.