McPhail, Gertrude

Blauvelt, NY - Tappan Location

Gertrude McPhail died on Tuesday, January 19th, 2021 peacefully at her home in Blauvelt, New York. Her children Ursula, Maeve and John were by her side at her passing.

Gertrude was born in Clara, County Offaly, Ireland to Peter and Mary (née Foley Daly) on July 13th, 1941. Gertrude came to United States in May of 1959, to her sister Maeve in Brooklyn. She met and married her husband Lawrence McPhail in Brooklyn on August 28th, 1965.

Gertrude and Lawrence arrived in Blauvelt, New York in 1980, after spending almost 10 years in Drogheda, County Louth, Ireland.

Gertrude worked on Wall Street upon her arrival to this country, and returned to work there again after raising her children. She retired from JJ Kenny in 2003.

Mrs. McPhail is survived by her children Ursula, Maeve and John; her grandchild Milada and son in law David; her sisters Maeve, Ursula, Patricia, Josephine, and Monica; her brothers Peter (deceased), Paugeen, and Jack.

A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church in Tappan, NY. Burial followed at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne, NY.

Our Mother was a remarkable woman and will be greatly missed.