Nora (Nee Magsam) Callahan, 90, passed peacefully on Friday, August 2, 2019 in the care of the Samaritan Hospice in Voorhees, NJ.
Born at home on September 29, 1928 in Philadelphia, PA, Nora was the fourth of nine children and the first daughter of Harry and Nora (Nee Dunn) Magsam. Growing up in a large family, Nora spent time avoiding work in her father’s store and worked on the yearbook staff before graduating from Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls in 1946. She married Edward Callahan in 1954 and gave birth to four beautiful children. She worked in various positions throughout her life and spent 20 years as a bookkeeper at New Road Construction in Cherry Hill before she retired at the age of 75. She spent the last 4 years living independently at Brightview Greentree where she made many friends and took advantage of a variety of activities. Nora was affectionately known by family members as “Spicy”. She enjoyed reading, cross-stitch, sewing and Sudoku. Her favorite times were spent at the beach surrounded by family and friends.
Nora is predeceased by her brothers Harry (Helen) Magsam, John Magsam, William Magsam and Francis (Marion) Magsam as well as her sisters Claire (James) Costello, Helen (Anthony) Antonelly and her son Michael Callahan. She is survived by her sisters June (Charles) Windish and Grace (George) Horton, her son Edward Callahan, her daughters Joanne (Duane) Wagner and Cathleen (Rick) Marshall and her six grandchildren: Jason Wagner, Robin (Douglas) Meehan, Jessica Wagner, Michael (Marion) Callahan, Ryan Marshall and Nora Marshall. She was also blessed to see the birth of five great-grandchildren: Jackson Marshall, William Callahan, Cadence Callahan, Austin Meehan and Carson Meehan.
Family and Friends are invited to attend her viewing on Tuesday August 6, 2019 from 5-7 pm at the Mount Laurel Home for Funerals 212 Ark Road Mount Laurel, NJ 08054 and on Wednesday August 7, 2019 from 9:15-10:15 at St. Isaac Jogues Church 349 Evesboro-Medford Road Marlton, NJ 08053. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday August 7, 2019 at 10:30AM at St. Isaac Jogues Church immediately followed by interment at Parkview Cemetery at Kirby’s Mill, Medford, NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Samaritan Hospice 5 Eves Drive, Suite 300 Marlton, NJ 08053 or at https://samaritannj.org/giving/donate-now/