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Grace Irene Sheehy


1915 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Grace Irene Sheehy Obituary
June 12, 1915 - November 24, 2016 Born at home on June 12, 1915, as Grace Irene Kenmir, she died at home in South Gate, California, on Thanksgiving Day, November 24, 2016, age 101 years and 5 months. Raised in Las Vegas and East Los Angeles, she was a resident of South Gate for nearly 75 years. Grace was active into her 90s with the Women's Club, local politics and civic affairs, and a volunteer for the L.A. County Dept. of Child and Family Services. She was the widow of John F. Sheehy, decorated army officer in WWII, former postmaster of South Gate and twice its mayor. She is survived by her children, Maureen, John and Gregory, daughters-in-law, Linda and Lissy, grandchildren, John, Matthew, Edward and Kathleen, granddaughters-in-law, Colleen and Kristen, and great granddaughters, Audrey and Emma Kate. She was known in her family as "Amazing Grace" for her many talents, accomplishments and unfailing kindness and generosity. Funeral at Downey United Methodist Church, 10801 Downey Ave., Downey, CA 90241, at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 10, 2016
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Dec. 2 to Dec. 4, 2016
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