PELHAM MANOR, N.Y. -- Edna McCallion of Pelham Manor passed away peacefully on Monday, Dec. 22, at her home surrounded by her family. She was 97 years old.
Edna was born in Manhattan in 1917 to Robert and Elizabeth Johnson. She met her husband, Harry, while a student at Hunter College. Edna and Harry had four boys, and they moved to Pelham Manor from Parkchester (the Bronx) when the youngest was just a few months old. She lived in Pelham for the next 64 years. Actively involved in the community, she was a longtime member of the Manor Club and an organizer of many of the ecumenical gatherings that brought together the faithful of all creeds in Pelham.
Edna is survived by her sons Kenneth (Susan) of Mamaroneck; Donald (Penny) of Southborough, Mass.; and Peter of New Rochelle. She is also survived by her eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Harry, and her eldest son, Douglas. A celebration of Edna's life will take place at the Pelham Funeral Home on Friday, Jan. 9, from 4-8 p.m. A memorial service will be held at the Chapel at the College of New Rochelle on Saturday, Jan. 10, at 10 a.m. Interment will be at 3 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Cutchogue, N.Y. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Harry & Edna McCallion Scholarship Fund at Fordham University School of Law, Office of Development, 150 W. 62nd St., Eighth Floor, New York, NY 10023.