Mary
McEniry, Mary Elizabeth, a 53 year resident of Redondo Beach, passed away on Monday, May 26th 2008 in Torrance. Born in Rocky Ford, Colorado, Mary was 87. Mary was a parishioner of St. Lawrence Martyr Church since 1955, active in the Church Guild while sending her three children to the school. Mary spent her childhood in Phoenix, Arizona, attended business college and during WWII, worked at Luke Air Field all in Arizona. She moved to Sedalia, Missouri to care for a sick aunt and in 1948 met her future husband Joe McEniry. They married in 1950 and went on to have 3 children. The family moved to California in 1955 settling first in Palos Verdes and then Redondo Beach in 1960. Mary was busy with her family and church and in 1970 started work at the Torrance Unified School District. She was a volunteer for Las Amigas with Torrance Memorial Medical Center. Mary lost her husband Joe in 1976 but continued to stay busy with her neighbors, church, coworkers, children and grandchildren. Her kind words, prayers, sense of humor and leadership will be sorely missed by her family and all who knew her. Left to mourn her passing is her son Jerry (Margaret) McEniry of Vista, CA; daughter Mariann McEniry of Redondo Beach, CA; son Mark (Karen) McEniry of Seal Beach, CA; grandchildren Anne McNulty, Colleen McEniry, Catherine Day, Angela Glassman, Christopher Glassman, Celeste Wilson, Ryan McEniry and Sean McEniry. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Francis "Joe" McEniry, and parents Josiah and Concha Bowers. A gathering of family and friends will be held Friday, May 30th from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at McCormick Mortuary in Redondo Beach, 1998 So. PCH with Vigil Services beginning at 7:00 PM in the Mortuary Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, May 31, at 2:00 PM at St. Lawrence Martyr Catholic Church, 1900 So. Prospect Avenue in Redondo Beach. A reception will immediately follow in the church's hall. Burial services will be held Monday, June 2nd at 11:00 AM at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, CA.

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  1. Dear Mark, Mariann, Angela, Celeste, and Chris, I was so sorry to hear about Mary Elizabeth’s passing. I was unable to attend her funeral service (I had already moved to Houston). and didn’t find out for a couple of weeks. Sending you all much love and blessings, please stay in touch. Nickie Jones & family

  2. Mariann, Angela, Celeste, Chris and Family, We are so sorry to hear about your mom (and grandma). You are such wonderful, kind and generous people that there is no doubt that your mom (and grandma) must have been a wonderful lady herself. We are thinking of you and wish you peace during this very diffucult time. Our prayers are with you. We love you guys. Mary & Jeremy Whaley and Ken & Jackie Laski

  3. To the McEniry Family: We have very fond memories of our Helberta days. The many picnics at Torrance Park; the boys taking all day to prepair for their sleepovers in one of the garages; Little League; the summer recreation at Tulita; our Saturday night bridge games with Joe and Mary Elizabeth; the Bridge games with the girls; and all of the other wonderful neighborhood family times we shared. The McEnirys, Crowes, Larimers and the Eberhards did have some great times, and our kids still think that was the “best of times.” Your Mom was a real “lady” and she will be missed by all who knew her.

  4. To the McEniry Family: We have very fond memories of our Helberta days. The many picnics at Torrance Park; the boys taking all day to prepair for their sleepovers in one of the garages; Little League; the summer recreation at Tulita; our Saturday night bridge games with Joe and Mary Elizabeth; the Bridge games with the girls; and all of the other wonderful neighborhood family times we shared. The McEnirys, Crowes, Larimers and the Eberhards did have some great times, and our kids still think that was the “best of times.” Your Mom was a real “lady” and she will be missed by all who knew her.

  5. Mary and I worked together in the Torrance School District. She was a valued and loyal member of the staff, and I count myself fortunate to have known her. My sincere condolences to Mary’s children and grandchildren. She will be missed by everyone whose lives she touched.

  6. Mariann and the McEniry Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Your Mom was a great lady whom you will always carry with you as part of heart. My thoughts and prayers are with you all through this tough time.

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