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Eileen Ada Yeo McCue

May 28, 1923 - Jun 13, 2017

Eileen's Story

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Old Town - It is with great difficulty that the family of Eileen Ada Yeo McCue announce her passing. Eileen was born in 1923 in Harmony, PEI, Canada. Eventually she moved to Norcross, Maine.
Eileen was part of the greatest generation. She experienced all the events and turmoil that occurred. She was a child of the Great Depression, Prohibition, and World War II. After spending time in Providence and New York City, Eileen moved back to Norcross where she met and married David Radigan McCue and moved to Brooks, Maine, where they began a farming life, and eventually had 10 children. After David's illness she had to take on the job of raising her family alone. After the passing of David, in 1976, she moved on to the next stage of her life, where she eventually moved to Albion and later to Old Town, Maine, where she passed surrounded by family.
Eileen was very proud of and loved her children, and took pride in their accomplishments which included all ten of her children attending college. In fact, in her sixties, Eileen attended college because she was not going to be left out!
She was a guiding light to all. She loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and her legacy continues. She was a great lover of the truth. She had a sharp mind and a person who loved puzzles and Zane Grey. And above all she was loved.
She is survived by 10 children Carl McCue and his wife Debra, Kenneth McCue, Pauline Allen and her husband George III, Pamela McCue, Mary Stewart and her husband David, Elizabeth McCue-Herlihy and her husband Gerald, Michael McCue and his wife Patricia, Ramona Cothran, Edward James McCue and his wife Christina, Richard McCue and his wife Karen; 28 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren; brother Larry Yeo, sister Iris Henry; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by husband David Radigan McCue, daughters-in-law Mary McCue and Marie Preble, grandson Phillip McCue, sisters Mona Yeo and Pauline Fowler, brothers Bert Yeo and John Yeo.
A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 24, at the Birmingham Funeral Home, 438 Main St., Old Town. Immediately following, all are invited to the Old Town Elks Lodge for a celebration of her life reception. Burial will be at a later date, beside her husband, at Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Augusta.
In lieu of flowers donations can be to the Eileen McCue Scholarship Fund, in care of Elizabeth McCue-Herlihy through any Bangor Savings Bank. A scholarship committee will be established to ensure that her legacy continues.
Published on  June 21, 2017
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