A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Ellen M. (Carney) Graham, of Highland Heights, on Thursday, December 3, 2009 at 11:00 AM, at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 4217 Bluestone Rd. (at Belvoir Blvd.) South Euclid. Mrs. Graham died Sunday at her residence.
She was born on January 11, 1933 in Cleveland. She was a 3 year resident of Highland Heights, previously residing in South Euclid and Cleveland Heights. She worked as a cake decorator at the old Hough Bakery Co., and also at the John Carroll University School of Business. She was a loyal member of the East Side Irish American Club. She was a singer, an excellent dancer, loved flowers, plants and gardening, had a green thumb and looked forward to her Thursday sailing with Laura. People were drawn to Ellens quiet understanding, kindness, ready laugh and grace.
She is survived by her children, Lawrence (Lori), Beth, Timothy (Cheryl), Martin (Christine), Margaret Peggy (Gary Salovon) and Sally (Terrence) Morgan, her grandchildren Bridget, Kate, Danielle, Lyndsey, Jon, Grace, Timmy, Ellie, Caroline, Jamie, Jenny, and Owen, a great-grandchild Kellen, her brothers John Jack (Eileen) Carney, William Bill Carney and Michael Carney, nieces and nephews and grand-nieces and grand-nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Lawrence, her parents Michael and Delia (Walsh) Carney and a sister Margaret Flowers. She was a Life-long friend to Ceil Guccion. Ellens home and heart were open to all and the kettle was always on.
The family will receive friends to pay tribute and celebrate the life of Ellen on Wednesday, December 2, 2009 from 2:00-4:00 pm and 6:00-9:00 PM at The DeJohn-Flynn-Mylott Funeral Home of So. Euclid, 4600 Mayfield Rd. (just East of Green Rd.). Fr. James P. ODonnell will officiate at the Mass. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Cleveland.Print This Obituary & Condolences