Mary E. (Goode) McCaffrey

October 8, 2002

McCaffrey – in Woburn, October 8th, Mary E. (Goode), beloved wife of the late James F. McCaffrey. Devoted mother of Eileen McCarthy of Methuen, and Jean Imlach and her husband Alan of Salem, NH. Dear sister of William Goode of N. Andover and the late Marguerite Young, and Francis and John Goode. Loving grandmother of Caitlin, Kevin, and John McCarthy and Julie Imlach. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Saturday, October 12th, at 9:15 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Rd., Woburn, at 10. Calling hours Friday 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Mary’s memory to the Nevins Nursing and Rehabilitation Centre, 10 Ingalls Court, Methuen, MA 01844.

OBITUARY:

Mary E. McCaffrey, a longtime Woburn resident, passed away in Methuen Tuesday afternoon following an illness of several months. She was the wife of the late James F. McCaffrey, who died in 1989.

Born in Boston eighty-three years ago, she was the daughter of the late Patrick J. and Winifred (McManus) Goode. She grew up in the Mission Hill section of Roxbury and graduated from Mission Church High School. Following her marriage she and her husband lived in New York, where she was an executive secretary on Wall Street for a number of years. They returned to Woburn and took up residence on the West Side in the mid-1950’s.

Mrs. McCaffrey was very involved in arts and crafts, and loved designing silk flower arrangements. She also spent her time gardening and working in her yard.

In earlier years she was involved, along with her husband, in a wide range of functions with various clubs in Woburn, including the Irish-American Club, the Knights of Columbus, and the American Legion.

In addition to her husband James, she was predeceased by two brothers, Francis and John Goode, and a sister, Marguerite Young.

Surviving are two daughters: Eileen McCarthy of Methuen and Jean Imlach and her husband Alan of Salem, NH, a brother, William Goode of N. Andover, and four beloved grandchildren: Caitlin, Kevin, and John McCarthy and Julie Imlach. She also leaves several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Saturday, October 12th, at 9:15 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Rd., Woburn, at 10. Interment will be in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.

Calling hours at the funeral home are on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m.

Donations may be made in Mary’s memory to the Nevins Nursing and Rehabilitation Centre, 10 Ingalls Court, Methuen, MA 01844.

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  1. Dear Eileen and Jeannie –

    It was nice to see you both of you as well as meet your children. All of the kids are so good looking!

    I’m very saddened by the passing of your mother. She was a very special lady to me. There were a lot of nice people on Rich Rd., but your mother was special.

    I have many fond memories of her. She was always pleasant and always had a smile.

    I remember how nice she was to me and Jamie Cassella when we shoveled your driveway (and for only 25 cents – sheesh! – we won’t see those prices again!).

    She always bought things I was selling to help me out and always made me feel welcome. Those memories I will never forget.

    I look back often on what a great neighborhood Rich Rd. was and how much fun we all had growing up there. I know you two must cherish those memories as I do.

    I don’t know what it is like to lose parents, but I know it’s painful. I hope that, when my time comes, I can rely on your good wishes.

    I hope your memories of your mother and father, along with the love and support of the kids and families at Rich Rd. you grew up with, will somehow lessen your pain.

    My best wishes to you and your families!

    Johnny Lynch

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