Dolores N. "Dede" (Falvey) McGreavy, 97, of Tiverton, RI, passed away peacefully at St. Anne's Hospital on Tuesday, February 26, 2019. She was the wife of the late John A. McGreavy. Born in Fall River, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Norah (Leary) Falvey.
Dolores leaves her children Susan McGreavy and her husband John F. Pimental of Tiverton, RI, John McGreavy and his wife Kathleen of Brownfield, ME, Edward "Ned" McGreavy and his wife Connie of Warren, RI, Joseph McGreavy of Tiverton, Mary Sullivan and her husband Michael of Westport, Christopher McGreavy of Westport, Margaret McGreavy of Tiverton and Timothy McGreavy and his wife Celeste of Dartmouth, MA.
She also leaves twelve grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Dede was a proud daughter of Corky Row, St. Mary’s Cathedral Parish and School, and Sacred Heart Academy where she reveled in her St. Margaret's Red. During World War II Dede worked for the United States Navy at the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. She had an active prayer life and her rosary was always at hand. All who confided in her about their worries were added to her novena list. She was a woman of deep faith and an ardent feminist. She was passionate about politics, an avid reader of biography and historical fiction. Dede was an accomplished knitter and contributed to the Senior Center’s knitting for charity efforts. Her award winning apple pie is the stuff of legend. She shared deep affection and mutual admiration with all her grandchildren: Bridie, Kate, Anna, Jake, Myles, Erin, Maddie, Liz, Amy, Emily, Meredith and Molly. And she delighted in her great-grandsons Nolan and Eliot.
Dolores was the mother of the late Michael McGreavy and sister of the late Edward Falvey, Neil Falvey, John Falvey, Loretta Falvey, Margaret Kelly, Dorothea Falvey, Joseph Falvey, Thomas Falvey and Kenneth Falvey.
Calling hours will be held Sunday, March 3, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Connors Funeral Home, 55 West Main Road, Portsmouth, RI
Her funeral will be held on Monday, March 4, 2019 at 8:30 from the funeral home with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM in The Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption, 327 Second Street, Fall River, MA. Burial will follow at St. Patrick's Cemetery, 2233 Robeson Street, Fall River, MA.
Donations in her memory may be made to Catholic Charities USA, 2050 Ballanger Avenue, Suite 400, Alexandria, VA 22314 / catholiccharitiesusa.org or to Catholic Relief Services, PO Box 17090, Baltimore, MD 21297-0303 / crs.org