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Anne M. McNelis

Obituary for Anne M. McNelis

November 23, 2017
Conshohocken, Pennsylvania


Anne M. McNelis of Blue Bell, formerly of Audubon, passed away peacefully on Thursday November 23, 2017, at her home with her family by her side. She was 71 years old. Born July 10, 1946 in Conshohocken, she was the daughter of the late William H. and Anne (nee Poysden) Carr, and the beloved wife of Kenneth E. McNelis, with whom she shared 48 years of marriage.

Anne had a real passion for education, she dedicated her life to the field as a teacher. She worked as a teacher for Whitemarsh Jr. High School, St. Mary of the Assumption in Phoenixville, taught first grade at St. Teresa of Avila, and also Chesterbrook Academy in Audubon. Anne was very involved at St. Teresa, as a Eucharistic Minister, a member of the over 55 Club and worked on the Crafts Committee for the Bazaar. Her hobbies included cross stitch and knitting, gardening, traveling, reading and playing Mah Jongg. She was proud to be a transplant recipient first in 1995 her kidney then in 2008 her liver. Anne served on the Board for several organizations; including Norristown Garden Club, Delaware Valley Iris Society and the Delaware Valley Daylily Society. While living at Normandy Farm Estates, she was involved with Project Linus, the Crafts Group, was a Soup Sale member and a Lector for church services.

In addition to her husband Ken, Anne is survived by her son Kenneth W. McNelis, her brother William Carr (Wincy), and her four sisters; Maureen Scally (Joseph), Mary Ollman (Richard), Kathy Decara (William) and Christine Carr, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother Robert J. Carr, husband of Joan Carr.

Relatives and friends are invited to Anne's Life Celebration on Tuesday November 28, from 7 to 9 PM at Boyd-Horrox-Givnish of East Norriton, 200 West Germantown Pike, and again on Wednesday from 8:30 to 9:45 AM followed by her Funeral Mass beginning at 10 AM at St. Teresa of Avila Church 1260 South Trooper Rd. Norristown, PA. Interment will be at Limerick Garden of Memories.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Anne's name can be made to Sisters of St. Joseph Guild PO Box 36 Flourtown, PA 19031

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200 West Germantown Pike
Norristown, PA 19401
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