Dorothy Brick McNamara, “Grandma Mac” 101, formerly of Chippewa Falls, recently lived in Cadott, left us Monday December 10, 2012 with family by her side at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chippewa Falls.
She was born in Chippewa Falls on September 19, 1911 to Mary Barry and Peter Brick. She grew up in the surrounding area. She was a member of Holy Ghost Catholic Church.
On June 27, 1927 she married James McNamara at St. Charles Catholic Church in Chippewa Falls. They lived in the surrounding area of Cadott and Chippewa where they raised their family. After James’ death she moved to Chippewa Falls.
She worked at the Northern Wisconsin Center for the Developmentally Disabled for 25 years retiring in 1976. She helped raise children, taking many little guys fishing and always cooking for her constant company. She loved her garden and flowers. And at the age of 100 she still drove very well and she also baby sat. Gram’s was known for her famous Christmas Eve dinner for her Chow Mein hotdish. She will be missed by all.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James in 1952; her sons, James, Jr., Clayton, Clyde, Marlyn and Myron; 7 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren; her sisters, Nilah Bartlett and Jane Richards; her brothers, Dayton Brick and Warren Brick; her parents; maternal grandparents; 2 daughters-in-law, Dorothy (Dusty) McNamara and Patricia McNamara.
Dorothy is survived by her son, Glen “Mike” McNamara; and daughter, Dorothy “Sis” (Ronald) Miller; daughters-in-law, Donna McNamara and Mary McNamara all of Cadott, Kathy Studebaker of Plover and Judi Schultz of Eau Claire; 33 grandchildren, 67 great grandchildren, 52 great great grandchildren and 2 great great great grandchildren.
The world will really have a hard time filling these shoes.
Funeral services will be held at Noon Thursday, December 13 at Holy Ghost Church in Chippewa Falls. Rev. Victor Inbaraj will be celebrant of the funeral Mass. Interment will be in Prairie View Cemetery in the village of Lake Hallie.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, December 12 and until 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Horan Funeral Home in Chippewa Falls. There will be a Christian Vigil Service at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Family and friends may express condolences online at www.horanfuneralhome.com