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Theresa Catherine P. McLean

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TARPON SPRINGS, Fla., and STONY CREEK -- Theresa Catherine P. McLean, 102, passed away with loved ones by her side Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, in Tarpon Springs.

She was born June 25, 1911, to Frank H. and Theresa (Nolan) Phelan in New York City.

She attended New York City schools, entering employment with New York Telephone at the age of 15 and continuing high school education through the company. She worked at New York Jockey Club at the Empire State Building on the 82nd floor, where she met many celebrities. She worked for Long Island Lighting Co. as a supervisor until retiring in 1976, whereupon she moved to Stony Creek, to be near her family. She wintered in Palm Harbor, Fla.

She was an early pioneer of the independent woman. She was very adventurous and loved to travel. She was very conscious of the feelings of others and would go out of her way to accommodate everyone. She was amazed at how the family had grown and loved all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be missed.

She was predeceased by her parents; husbands, Warren F. James Law, John F. Slattery and Robert McLean; a son, James Lawrence Slattery; sisters, Beatrice Phelan and Lilly Phelan; and a brother, Frank J. Phelan.

Theresa is survived by her son, Warren F. Law, and his wife, MaryAnn, of Stony Creek; her grandchildren, Theresa Mary Farrell (Patrick) of South Glens Falls, Warren John Law and his fiancee, Kirsten Kyrwy, of Queensbury, Kendra Ann Law-Snelling (David) of New Port Richie, Fla., and Jason Francis Law (companion Emer Geraghty) of Albany; her great-grandchildren, Jacob B. Law, Jonathan W. Law, Justin R. Law, McKenna Kyrwy, Nicholas J. Farrell, Jenna E. Farrell and Ethan R. Bain (Law); two sisters, Edith Anderson of Manchester, Conn., and Geraldine Bachteller of Oldsmar, Fla.; two brothers, Lawrence Phelan of Safety Harbor, Fla., and Donald Phelan; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Brewer Funeral Home Inc., 24 Church St., Lake Luzerne.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Nellis Trombley officiating.

Spring burial will be in Knowlhurst Cemetery, Stony Creek.

Contributions in Theresa’s memory may be directed to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675; to Stony Creek Library, Stony Creek, NY 12878; or to Stony Creek Volunteer Fire Department, Stony Creek, NY 12878.

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