Date of Birth: September 26, 1938
Date of Death: November 18, 2022
Ramona McNally (84) received her wings and went to walk with the angels on Friday, November 18, 2022. She was at her Peoria home with her family by her side. Ramona is a native of Arizona, born in Phoenix on September 26, 1938 to Antonia and Jesus Doumert. She is the fourth eldest of ten children. She and her siblings grew up among the citrus groves in the Arcadia section of Phoenix. The groves served as their playground. She often claimed that they stayed so healthy because of their unlimited access to the fruit grown on those grove trees. Ramona attended Phoenix Technical High School, where she met her husband, Phillip McNally, Sr. They were married on June 16, 1956, and shared 66 years of marriage, seven children, and thirteen grandchildren together. Ramona was a homemaker, spending her days focused on her children, husband and tending to their home. She was a talented cook. She was known to have tireless energy in the kitchen, creating most dishes from scratch and without a written recipe. Anyone fortunate enough to have her Mexican food will say it was the best, and it was! She enjoyed traveling with her husband Phil to Laughlin and Las Vegas. Each year she looked forward to attending the Hatch Chile Festival in New Mexico with her sisters. Her favorite past time was spending her days with her grandchildren. Ramona leaves behind her husband, Phillip McNally Sr., her children Rachel and Mark Eagan of Sweet Springs, MO, Joseph McNally of Phoenix, Stephen McNally and Cindy Schmidt of Surprise, Stephanie and John Hancock of San Tan, Phillip and Bethel McNally, Jr. of Sun City, Matthew McNally of Anchorage, AK, Christina and Joseph Venezia of Red Bank, NJ. Her beloved grandchildren, Angela Velasquez, Denise, Joseph Jr., Melissa and Kenneth McNally, Vanessa McNally, Nicholas Hancock, Alannah & Marco Carcamo and Curtis McNally & Wendy Kempken, Anthony and Dominic Venezia. She was preceded in death by her grandsons Michael Velasquez and Derrick McNally and daughter-in-law Deborah Trotter. Ramona will always be remembered for her generous heart and nurturing spirit. She was an amazing Wife, incredible Mother and loving Nana. She was strong and resilient. She was the foundation and backbone of her family. She will be missed by so many but will remain forever in our hearts.
A Funeral Mass will be offered at 10:00 am on December 2, Friday at St. Charles Borromeo Roman Catholic Church, 8615 W. Peoria Ave., Peoria, AZ. Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 pm, UA Local 469, 3109 N. 24th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85016.
The family welcomes donations to Hospice of the Valley as an expression of sympathy in lieu of flowers.