Mary L. Beier, of Manhasset, died on Dec. 30, 2009. Mrs. Beier is survived by her son Christopher Rourke Beier, who now lives in Fort Collins, and by her daughter, Jean Clare Beier Murphy and son-in-law Chuck Murphy (also of Manhasset), who now live in Chicago. She also leaves behind many nieces and nephews, and dear friends.
Born Mary Louise Cregan on Nov. 13, 1941 in Elmhurst, Mrs. Beier was the daughter of Patrick and Mary (O’Rourke) Cregan, immigrants to New York from Ireland. She attended St. Bartholomew School in Elmhurst and was graduated in 1959 from Bishop McDonnell Memorial High School in Brooklyn.
She moved to Manhasset with her husband and mother in 1972. Until the birth of her children, she worked as an executive assistant at the FBI Offices at the World Trade Center in Manhattan. Her children, Jean and Chris, graduated from Manhasset High School. She later worked for many years in the office of Dr. William Shea in Manhasset.
She was preceded in death by her husband Donald Beier and her sisters, Kathleen C. Mallison, formerly of Manhattan, and Eileen C. Twomey, formerly of Port Washington.
A memorial gathering was to be held at the family home on Jan. 9. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Catholic Charities USA, at P.O. Box 17066, Baltimore, MD 21297-1066 or at www.catholiccharitiesusa.org.