Irene C. (Moynihan) Maher

April 14, 2003

IRENE C. (MOYNIHAN) MAHER – in Woburn, April 14th, beloved wife of the late William J. Maher. Devoted mother of Michael J. and his wife Julie, and Timothy W. and his wife Marsha, all of Woburn, Colleen M. Grout and her husband Jim of Westminster, VT, and Kelly A. Maher of Melrose. Sister of Marie Murphy of Hopkinton and Edward Moynihan of Sandwich. Loving grandmother of Michael, Brendan, and Kevin Maher, Corey and Nicholas Grout, and Bridget and Patrick Maher. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Wednesday, April 16th, at 9:30 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn, at 10. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Waltham. Calling hours Tuesday 4 to 8 p.m.

OBITUARY:

Irene C. Maher, a longtime resident of Woburn’s West Side, passed away here early Monday morning following a short illness. The wife of the late William J. Maher, who died twenty years ago, she was seventy-five.

Born in Medford, she was the daughter of the late Edward F. and Catherine (Cunningham) Moynihan. She graduated from Somerville High School and had made her home in Woburn since 1953.

For many years she taught dancing classes to children in her home. She later owned a card and gift shop in Somerville, known as Highland Flair Giftique. After selling her business after thirteen years, she went to work at the Towne Book Fair in Woburn, where she remained until her retirement. She loved reading, writing, and poetry, but particularly enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

She was active in the Women’s Club at St. Barbara’s Church and was a member of the Kiwaniannes in Somerville.

Surviving are two sons, Michael J. and his wife Julie, and Timothy W. and his wife Marsha, all of Woburn, two daughters, Colleen M. Grout and her husband Jim of Westminster, Vermont, and Kelly A. Maher of Melrose, a sister, Marie Murphy of Hopkinton and a brother, Edward Moynihan of Sandwich.

She was also the cherished grandmother of Michael, Brendan, and Kevin Maher, Corey and Nicholas Grout, and Bridget and Patrick Maher.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Wednesday, April 16th, at 9:30 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn, at 10. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Waltham.

Calling hours at the funeral home will be on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m.

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  1. Cora Harrington

    Irene was a good friend to me. She was an exceptional person, so full of life, love and friendship. Even though we did not contact each other continuously, we had a ‘special’ bond. She will be greatly missed.

    I extend my deepest sympathy to all her family members. I KNOW she is resting in peace with Our Lord.

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