Obituary Details

Eileen Patricia "Pat" Saleeby

April 10, 1927 - October 31, 2013

Birthplace & Residence

Information withheld per family request

Visitation

Location:
Our Lady of Lourdes R.C. Church
Date:
Saturday, November 2, 2013
Time:
11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Funeral

Location:
Our Lady of Lourdes R.C. Church
Date:
Saturday, November 2, 2013
Service Time:
12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

Cemetery

Information withheld per family request

Notes

Pat Saleeby, age 86, passed peacefully of natural causes at her home in Raleigh on Thursday, October 31, 2013. She was surrounded by family, friends and caregivers. A wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and the light of her husband’s life, Pat was the only child of Timothy and Margaret McKenna of New York City.

Born in Queens, NY, Pat worked on Wall Street for Merrill Lynch early in her career, and she ultimately retired from GE Capital in Raleigh. Pat was the wife of Frederick John Saleeby for 63 years. Pat is survived by her five children and their families – Fred Saleeby, Jr. and wife Marilyn, Karen Rice and husband Dan, Tim Saleeby, Bryn Townsend and husband Norris, and Reid Saleeby and wife Karen. Pat had six grandchildren and two great grandchildren whom she loved dearly.

Being an only child, Pat embraced and was loved by her extended family and in-laws. She is survived by her cousin Dorothy Donohue of Raleigh and Dorothy’s daughters Diane and Gail, and sisters-in-law Claudette Petty and husband Jim, Shirley Willett and husband Michael, and brothers-in-law Mitchell Saleeby and Ralph Saleeby.

Pat enjoyed frequent trips to her second home in North Myrtle Beach, SC where she had many happy memories with Fred and their family. Pat had an infectious personality and stunning smile, and always saw the good in everyone she met. Her favorite pastimes were spoiling her grandchildren, shopping at yard sales for her children and Sunday family dinners. Pat was a devout Catholic and gave tirelessly of herself to friends and family.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, November 2, from 11:30 am -12:30 pm in the vestibule of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 2718 Overbrook Drive, Raleigh, NC, 27608. A funeral mass to celebrate Pat’s life will begin at 12:30 pm in the church, with burial afterwards at Raleigh Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Adopt-a-Student Fund of Our Lady of Lourdes at the address above.
Posted by:
Jeanne Gunter
Posted on:
November 10, 2013
Dear Saleebys,
When I saw all of you standing in the church for the visitation honoring Pat, I could see the love she brought to each of you. Your hearts were saddened yet your faces showed such joy as you remembered her and Fred. Seeing you was a blessing to us.
These dear Gates Street neighbors will be missed. God bless you as you cherish the years and memories.
Love, Jeanne and Tom Gunter
Posted by:
Hobbs
Posted on:
November 2, 2013
The Saleeby's have been life long friends of ours, memories including bingo at Raleigh Country Club and Our Lady of Lourdes Church and School-Mrs. Saleeby's eyes ever twinkling-even if the Hobbs Boys got something started with the Saleebys.

We will miss you,

Hobbs Boys
Posted by:
Jean C. Soehnlein
Posted on:
November 1, 2013
Pat & Fred Saleeby were the reasons my mother, Peg Compton, and I moved to Raleigh back in 1967. My mother joined Fred in opening the Linen's & Things store in the North Hills Mall and I went to work for IBM. Pat was a very gracious lady and I have wonderful memories of her and Fred. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Jean Compton Soehnlein
Posted by:
Renaissance Funeral Home
Posted on:
October 31, 2013
Lit a candle in memory of Eileen Patricia "Pat" Saleeby
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Visitation

Our Lady of Lourdes R.C. Church
2718 Overbrook Drive
RALEIGH, NC 27608

Funeral

Our Lady of Lourdes R.C. Church
2718 Overbrook Drive
RALEIGH, NC 27608

Cemetery

Unknown Location