Eugenie McCahon Meany, 82, the wife of George Meany, the president of the AFL-CIL, died Monday at her home in Bethesda. She had suffered a series of strokes.
Mrs. Meany was born in New York City. She became a dressmaker and a member of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union. She supported the union actively and walked on picket lines during strikes.
She and George Meany were married on Nov. 26, 1919. They made their home in New York while Meany made his way up the ladder in union affairs. He moved to Washington in 1940 and commuted home on weekends. Mrs. Meany remained in New York until 1948, when she moved to this area after the last of the couple's three children had finished school.
She accompanied her husband on many trips over the years, but had to curtail this activity several years ago because of failing health.
Mrs. Meany was a member of the parish of St. Bartholomew's Catholic Church in Bethesda.
In addition to her husband, of the home, survivors include three daughters, Regina Mayer and Eileen Lee, both of Bethesda, and Genevieve Lutz, of Gaithersburg, and 14 grandchildren.
The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Leukemia Society of America.