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Mary Elizabeth Cahill, 90, passed peacefully from this world on Sunday, April 14, 2013. Born on October 4, 1922 in Orange, NJ, Mary was the daughter of the late Louis C. and Mary B. Rommel.
Mary served proudly and honorably during WWII in the United States Navy WAVES, reaching the rank of Seaman Third Class as an Aviation Machinists Mate. Mary joined the service when the country needed her the most and served from February 3, 1943 until November 15, 1945.
Mary and her husband, John, moved to Orlando in the mid 1950's and lived in Vero Beach and Palm Bay. Most recently, she resided in Jupiter. In addition to raising her five children, Mary worked for Westinghouse, Blue Goose Groves, Piper Aircraft, and Harris Corporation. After retiring, she was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose lodge 1046 in Melbourne, and active in the Harris Corporation Retiree's Club.
Mary is survived by her five children, eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Her warm, funny and loving spirit will remain forever in the hearts of her daughters, Joanne Berman and husband, Bob of Palm Beach Garden and Susan Ellis and husband, Bob of Port St. Lucie; sons, John Cahill and wife, Kim of Cape Coral, Bill Cahill and wife, Wendy of Key Largo and Michael Cahill and wife, Elena of Sunrise; her grandchildren, Stacy, Brian, John, Lee, Sarah, Kim, Brittney, and Carissa; and her great-grandchildren, Kylie, Caleb, Johnny, Charlie, Haley, and Jordan. She was preceded in rest by her husband, John and brothers, Charlie, Joe, and Lew Rommell.
The family welcomes friends of Mary to a visitation on Sunday, April 21, 2013 from 2 PM to 4 PM, including a celebration of life service at 3 PM, at the Davis-Seawinds Funeral Home, 560 Montreal Ave., Melbourne, Florida. Interment with full military honors will occur at the South Florida National Cemetery, 6501 S. State Road 7, Lake Worth, FL, at 10:45 AM on Monday, April 22nd.
In lieu of flowers, donations to The Women in Military Service for America Memorial Foundation would be greatly appreciated (Dept. 560, Washington, DC 20042, www.womensmemorial.org).
Condolences may be shared at www. www.davisseawinds.com.
Davis Seawinds Funeral Home
560 Montreal Road Melbourne, FL 32935
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