Obituary of Mary (Cronin) Fennelly

MARY(CRONIN)FENNELLY - in Woburn, October 2nd, at 86. Beloved wife of the late Eugene Patrick Fennelly. Devoted and loving mother of six sons, Gene Fennelly and his wife Sharon of Nashua, John Fennelly and his wife Cheryl of Burlington, Kevin Fennelly and his companion Lisa Bridge of Woburn, Robert DiLorenzo and his wife Laura of Woburn, Mark DiLorenzo and his wife Pam of Hull, MA and the late Michael Fennelly, four daughters, Linda Fennelly, her companion Mark Sperlinga of Woburn, Mary Guarino, her husband Frank of Nashua, NH, Debbie Bennett, her husband Ellis of Dorchester and the late Gayle DiLorenzo. Dear sister of the late John Cronin, Edward Sledzik and Irene Egan. Devoted grandmother of 16 grand and 15 great-grandchildren, along with many loving nieces and nephews. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Friday, October 6th at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours at the Funeral Home, 3 - 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 5th. Remembrances maybe made in honor of Mary to the Winchester Hospital, c/o the Oncology Department, 41 Highland Avenue, Winchester, MA 01890.

Mary Flora (Cronin) Fennelly, 86, passed away on Monday, October 2nd at Winchester Hospital, after a courageous battle with cancer. Mary was born in Boston, the daughter of the late John and Mary Cronin. One of three children, Mary was raised and educated in Boston.

Following high school in 1949 Mary married her sweetheart Eugene "Shorty" Fennelly, to whom she was devoted to. They brought ten children into their family and raised and educated them all here in Woburn. Mary was a stay at home Mom, who was kept extremely busy over the years!

As the children grew and married, Mary proudly became Nana to sixteen grandchildren and later fifteen great grandchildren. She loved them all.

Mary loved taking walks, and she was a very active participant at the Woburn Bowladrome, where she was quite a bowler, belonging to the different leagues, which she actively did right up to a few years ago.

Aruba was the destination vacation spot for Mary. Visiting casino's and spending lots of time with friends and family always delighted Mary.

Mary is survived by her son Gene Fennelly and wife Sharon of Nashua, NH and Newport Beach, CA, daughter Linda Fennelly and companion Mark of Woburn, son John Fennelly and wife Cheryl of Burlington, daughter Mary Guarino and husband Frank of Nashua, NH, son Kevin Fennelly and companion Lisa of Woburn, daughter Debbie Bennett and husband Ellis of Dorchester, grandson Robert DiLorenzo and wife Laura of Woburn and grandson Mark DiLorenzo and wife Pamela of Hull.

Sadly, Mary was predeceased by her daughter Gayle Dilorenzo and son, Michael Fennelly along with her husband Eugene. She was also sister of the late John Cronin, Edward Sledzik and Irene Egan.

She is lovingly survived by her children Gene Fennelly and his wife Sharon of Nashua, John Fennelly and his wife Cheryl of Burlington, Kevin Fennelly and his companion Lisa Bridge of Woburn, Robert DiLorenzo and his wife Laura of Woburn, Mark DiLorenzo and his wife Pam of Hull, four daughters, Linda Fennelly, her companion Mark Sperlinga of Woburn, Mary Guarino, her husband Frank of Nashua, NH, Debbie Bennett, her husband Ellis of Dorchester. Devoted grandmother of 16 grand and 15 great-grandchildren, along with many loving nieces and nephews. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Friday, October 6th at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours at the Funeral Home, 3 - 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 5th. Remembrances may be made in honor of Mary to the Winchester Hospital, c/o the Oncology Department, 41 Highland Avenue, Winchester, MA 01890.