Mary K. Colleran, known to all as "Mae" passed away on July 10th 2021. She was 74 years old. Born in Arigna Co. Roscommon, Ireland to Michael and Mary Walsh, Mae was the middle of three children. Mae was raised in Arigna and attended Glen National School. She emigrated to New York in 1965 to seek a better life for herself.
Mae would meet the love of her life Barney shortly after her arrival. She married Barney Colleran on September 23, 1972. The couple lived in Yonkers. Mae worked in the dietary department at Montiefiore North, formerly known as Our Lady of Mercy Hospital. She was a very low key person and down to earth, yet proud and strong willed. Her smile and laugh could light up a room. She could also converse about any topic.
Mae will be remembered by many for her generosity with people, especially children. She was a true caregiver and would always have your back. To say the least "Mae had a heart of gold".
Mae is survived by her brother Paddy Joe in Ireland, sister in laws; Liz and Criona, Nephews; PJ and Michael, Nephew in law Brian and Niece Michelle. She will be missed by everyone who knew her especially family, friends and her "Baby Sammy" her dog . Mae is predeceased by her husband Barney and her brother Michael.
A celebration of Mae's life will take place at the Pelham Funeral Home located at 64 Lincoln Ave, Pelham New York on Friday July 16th from 5-8pm. A mass of christian burial will take place at St. Barnabas Church located at 409 E. 241 St, Bronx, New York on Saturday July 17th at 9:30am. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. For more information or to leave a condolence please visit pelhamfuneral.com