Eileen Lonnay

January 20, 2022


Eileen Lonnay passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on January 20,  2022.  She was born in Jersey City to Julia (Farrell)  and George Ryan.  She married William "Bill" Lonnay in 1947 and started her family.  

Eileen retired from the Jersey City Housing Authority in 1993 and moved to Keyport to be near her family. She resided in Bethany Manor for 23 years then moved to the Venetian Rehab Center, South Amboy in 2020. 

Eileen wanted to be remembered as a  "A Loving Mother and Grandmother" and added  Great-Grandmother and Great-Great Grandmother to her legacy. 

She enjoyed meeting up for lunch with her brother, sister and 2 cousins and especially looked forward to her Wednesday dinners with her friend and granddaughter Victoria Lonnay.   At Bethany Manor she made a few close friends who  have preceded her in death and is survived by her dearest friend Ann Campasano. 

Eileen enjoyed crocheting and made blankets for all of her family. She also loved crossword puzzles and word finds and of course her three favorite game shows, The Price is Right, Jeopardy and The Wheel of Fortune.  And she loved walking, putting more miles on her feet than some people put on their cars. 

She was predeceased by her husband William "Bill" Lonnay in 1991,  son William "Bubbie"  Lonnay,  granddaughter Dawn Anderson ,  grandson Michael Anderson  and  great granddaughter Brittany Torres, and  her sisters and brothers and their respective spouses  Ethel Dynes (James), Marie Mulvaney (James), George Ryan, John  Ryan (Jean))  and June McCabe (Joseph).  

Eileen is survived by her children Rosemary Anderson, Robert Lonnay (Darlene), George Lonnay (Sandra) and James Lonnay (Laurie) and her grandchildren Robert, Cheryl, Tina, Ryan, Ashley, Michael, Crystal, George, Jason, David, Victoria and James,  25 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews who loved her dearly.  

Visitation will take place at the funeral home on Tuesday, January 25th from 3pm to 7pm. A Funeral Mass will take place on Wednesday, January 26th at 10am at St. Anthony of Padua Church. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.


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January 25, 2022

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Michalski Funeral Home
463 Monmouth St.
Jersey City, NJ 07302

Funeral Mass
January 26, 2022

10:00 AM
St. Anthony of Padua Church
457 Monmouth Street
Jersey City, New Jersey 07302

Interment following funeral service
January 26, 2022

Holy Cross Cemetery
340 Ridge Road
North Arlington, NJ 07032

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