Lillian M. McGee
FUNERAL HOME
Cherubini-McInerney Funeral Home
1289 Forest Ave
Staten Island, NY
Lillian M. McGee Native Staten Islander, retired educator and avid traveler, 81 Lillian M. McGee, nee Decker, 81, sadly passed away after a brief illness on Saturday, July 10, 2021, at Richmond University Medical Center. Born and raised in Staten Island, Lillian worked as a substitute teacher while raising her children and pursuing her Master's Degree in Education from St. John's University as well as receiving her BA from St. Peter's College. Lillian worked as a second grade teacher at P.S.45 for nearly 22 years. She spent 45 years volunteering and serving in many forms at St. Micheal's and St. Clement's Parish. She was a proud native Staten Islander. Lillian was an avid traveler having visited with her husband most of the 50 states including Hawaii and Alaska as well as parts of Asia, Europe and Australia. She also enjoyed quick getaways to Atlantic City as well as trips to many parts of NJ, NY, CT, and PA. Lillian was very active with the NY Organ Donors Association and the Juvenile Diabetes Association. Lillian was predeceased by her parents, Henry and Marie Decker; her son, Edward J. McGee, Jr.; her brother, Robert Decker; her son-in-law, Ivan Hernandez, and brother-in-law, Anthony Olivieri. She is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Edward J. McGee, Sr., and her children, Maureen (Thomas) Van Dusky, Marie (Ignacio) Robledo, Nancy Hernandez, Lt. Col. Dennis (Christine Arzt-) McGee, Lillian (David) Languilli. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Colleen Van Dusky, Lizzie Robledo, Claire and Claudia Languilli, Christina and Chloe Hernandez, Ryan and Maggie Arzt-McGee. Also survived by her brother, Henry (Ruth) Decker Jr., and sister, Dorothy Olivieri. Lillian is also survived by 14 more brothers and sisters-in-law on the McGee side of her family and dozens of nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Funeral will be on Friday, July 16, 2021 at Cherubini McInerney Funeral Home, 1289 Forest Ave., at 9:15 am with a Mass at St. Michael's R.C. Church at 10:00 am followed by a burial at Moravian Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be on Thursday from 2-4 pm & 7-9 pm. Cherubini McInerney Funeral Home 1289 Forest Avenue Staten Island, NY 10302 (718) 442-9047
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Published by Staten Island Advance from Jul. 12 to Jul. 13, 2021.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
Jul
15
Visitation
2:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.
Cherubini-McInerney Funeral Home
1289 Forest Ave, Staten Island, NY
Jul
15
Visitation
7:00p.m. - 9:00p.m.
Cherubini-McInerney Funeral Home
1289 Forest Ave, Staten Island, NY
Jul
16
Funeral
9:15a.m.
Cherubini-McInerney Funeral Home
1289 Forest Ave, Staten Island, NY
Jul
16
Mass of Christian Burial
10:00a.m.
St. Michael's R.C. Church
, NY
Jul
16
Burial
Moravian Cemetery
, NY
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Dear Mr. McGee and family Mrs. McGee enriched the lives of all who knew her. A tireless person, a wonderful teacher and a devout wife, mother and friend. May God eternally bless her and you in your time of loss.
Elaine Marchi and family
Friend
July 16, 2021
Lillian was in my water aerobics class at the Staten Island YMCA. She was always so cheerful and enthusiastic: definitely an asset to our class. Her locker was near mine and we had many conversations. She was so caring; we have missed her. Our deepest sympathy to her family.
Laney Dahl
Other
July 13, 2021
Ed and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Jane and George
Jane Samuelson
Family
July 13, 2021
She taught one of my sons, Ryan. She was a true educator and a wonderful teacher...thank you, Mrs. McGee...Rest in the Lord.
Michelle Gibbs-kozlowski
School
July 12, 2021
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