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Lawrence — Mrs. Eileen L. (Jennings) McAtamney, 85, the beloved wife of the late Richard S. McAtamney, died at Lawrence General Hospital on Friday morning, July 11, 2014. She was a resident of Lawrence since 1978, and formerly a resident of Andover, where she and her husband raised their family.

Born in Utica, N.Y., on September 28, 1928, she was the beloved daughter of the late Richard and Hazel (Hamel) Jennings. Eileen was a graduate of St. Mary High School in Lawrence, and retired from Raytheon, where she was employed as an inspector of shipping and receiving for many years. A very patriotic woman, Eileen enjoyed traveling in her spare time, and was a very adventurous person. Above all, Eileen adored her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She will be very sorely missed by her loving children, Richard S. McAtamney of Lawrence, Paul D. McAtamney of Methuen, Ann-Marie and her husband, Norman P. Giroux of Rockland, Maine, and Joan E. and her husband, Kenneth R. Provencher of Plaistow, N.H.; sister-in-law, Helen Jennings of Wakefield; grandchildren, Nathan, Heather, Jenny, Joseph, Elizabeth, and Marc; great-grandchildren, Jesse, Violette and Finnigan; and many nieces and nephews. She was also the loving sister of the late Richard and Walter Jennings.

ARRANGEMENTS: Her funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Augustine Church, 43 Essex Street, Andover, on Monday, July 14, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are most welcome to attend. Visitation will be held in the Burke-Magliozzi Funeral Home, 390 North Main Street, Andover, on Monday, prior to the service, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Interment will be held in St. Augustine Cemetery, Andover. The family would like to especially thank Dr. Sunit Mukherjee of North Andover, and the ICU staff at Lawrence General Hospital for the loving care shown to Eileen. For additional information, please visit www.burkemagliozzi.com.
Published on  July 17, 2014
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