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Westerlund, Marian Cahill November 26, 1952 - August 24, 2021

Marian Therese Cahill Westerlund, 68, of Palm Harbor, FL, passed away on August 24, 2021.  Originally from Yonkers, NY, she practiced nursing for over 30 years.  Her career included working at Lawrence Hospital in Bronxville, NY, and at multiple hospitals in California and Sarasota County, FL.

Following her nursing career, Marian dutifully served as a home health care worker for her parents for almost 8 years.  Her contributions to our entire family were immense, providing such loving care in their time of greatest need.  Marian always maintained a wonderful home for her parents and made it so welcoming for large family visits.

Since retiring, Marian dedicated her life to her family, children and grandchildren. Affectionately named, “Grammy”, she was beloved by so many.  She was of pure heart and soul, and a true light to all she touched.

She is survived by her son Jayson, daughter Kelly Pena and her husband Ivan, and granddaughters Madison and Abigail. Marian was a beloved sister and loving aunt of 22 nieces and nephews. She is also survived by sisters, June C. Kellert, Jeanne C. Manganaro, Joan P. Louney Wakeman, Bernadette M. Flynn, and brothers, Lawrence R. Cahill, Fulton J. Cahill, Joseph V. Cahill.  Predeceased by parents Marian T. and Vincent J. Cahill, sisters Suzanne Cahill, Mary G. Flynn, and brother Vincent J. Cahill.

Visiting hours will be held at the Fred H. McGrath & Son Funeral Home, Bronxville, NY on Friday, September 3, 2021, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Annunciation Church, Crestwood, NY on Saturday, September 4, 2021, at 10:00 a.m., followed by burial at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, NY.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to her favorite charity, St. Jude’s Hospital for Children.

Calling Hours: 4 to 7 pm, Friday, September 3, 2021

Mass: 10 am, Saturday, September 4, 2021 at Annunciation Church, Crestwood

Live Stream: To view the mass via Live Stream, please Click Here

In Lieu of Flowers: Contributions may be made to her favorite charity, St. Jude’s Hospital for Children.


  1. REPLY
    Joan says

    Rest in peace beautiful Angel – I love you forever Marian and will miss our weekly phone calls and your wonderful sense of humor. You are a beautiful person inside and out and an amazing sister and friend to me – the kindest person I have ever met. I am honored to be your sister. xoxo

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    June says

    Marian, my beloved sister – you were the candle in the window of the hearts of your entire family, relatives and friends. Your brilliant light will never be extinguished and will burn on as long as we
    all shall live. Your gentle, kind, and loving spirit has left footprints for us to walk in and live by. May your reward in heaven be glorious for being our angel of mercy here on earth. Love you forever

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