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Eleanor P. Shay (nee Perry) of Sandyford Park passed away on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at the age of 77. Eleanor was born to William Wallace Perry and Margaret Perry (nee Kenny). She married Gerard "Jerry" Shay on April 8, 1972.

Eleanor is survived by her beloved husband of 47 years, Jerry; four devoted children, Christopher, John, Karen, and Laura; eight loving grandchildren, Emma, Thomas, Austin, Hunter, Vanessa, Maya, Layla and Everett; and three dear sisters, Patricia, Anne and Mary.

Eleanor was a selfless mother, devoted grandmother, and supportive wife. She was known as “The Commander” to her children, “Grandma Ele” to her grandchildren, “Mama Shay” to the Saint Hubert’s Drama Club, and “The Dragon Lady” to her clients in her long career in aviation insurance. She was an amazing woman who filled countless lives with her guidance, wisdom, joy, and laughter.

Relatives and Friends are invited to attend her Visitation on Wednesday November 6, 2019 9:15 - 10:15 AM at Saint Matthew Church (Upper) 3000 Cottman Ave., Philadelphia PA 19149 followed by her Funeral Mass 10:30 AM. Rite of Committal Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Eleanor's memory to the St. Hubert's Catholic H.S. for Girls Music or Drama Departments 7320 Torresdale Ave., Philadelphia PA 19136 would be appreciated.

John F. Fluehr & Sons, Inc.

Funeral Home Serving Families Since 1898

3301 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia PA 19149


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