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Eileen Grace Rathey

January 9, 1953 February 5, 2019
Eileen Grace Rathey
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DURHAM: Eileen Grace Rathey, 66, passed away on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at Duke University Hospital. She was born in Durham, the daughter of the late Rita Moriarty McGee and the surviving Jack Eugene McGee.

Ms. Rathey was a registered nurse manager with Duke Health Systems. She will be missed greatly by her peers. Her real love was cruising the Caribbean, a pleasure she shared with her late husband, Ken.

In addition to her mother, Ms. Rathey was also predeceased by her husband, Kenneth Herbert Rathey. In addition to her father, she is survived by her son, Peter Kenneth Rathey; daughter, Lisa Grace Rathey; sister, Loretta McGee Brown and husband John L. Brown; family friend and caregiver, Genesis Esquivel; and other relatives in Ohio, Michigan, Florida and New Jersey.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, February 16th in the Gathering Room at Clements Funeral Home in Durham.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial donations be sent to Animal Protection Society of Durham: Attn: Development Office, 2117 E. Club Blvd., Durham, NC 27704; or to the American Red Cross: PO Box 37839, Boone, IA 50037-0839.

The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be sent to

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1:00 PM 2/16/2019 1:00:00 PM - 3:00 PM 2/16/2019 3:00:00 PM
Gathering Room at Clements Funeral Home

1117 Broad St
Durham, NC 27705

Gathering Room at Clements Funeral Home
1117 Broad St Durham 27705 NC
United States

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