Alice L. (McManus) MacLeod

July 22, 2005

Alice L. (McManus) MacLeod

ALICE L. (McMANUS) MacLEOD – in Woburn, July 22nd. Beloved wife of Norman S. “Sinky” MacLeod. Devoted mother of Norman S., Jr. “Scott” and his wife Jean and Thomas and his wife Linda, all of Woburn, Elaine Magliozzi and her husband Ronald of Townsend, and the late Lawrence and Robert. Dear sister of Philip McManus and his wife Bonnie, Elizabeth Carpenter and her late husband Donald, Margaret Donaghey and her husband Stephen, Joseph McManus and his wife Patricia, Stephen McManus and his wife Anne, Jane Marciano and her husband Anthony, Paula Doherty and her husband James, and Judy Limonciello and her husband Joseph, all of Woburn, James McManus of Melrose and his late wife Linda, Ellen Hennelly and her husband John of Winchester, and the late John McManus. Also survived by her daughter-in-law, Jeanette MacLeod of Florida, her sister-in-law Dorothy McManus, 16 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Tuesday, July 26th at 9:15 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn, at 10. Calling hours Monday 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Alice’s memory to Affinity Hospice of Life, 121 Middlesex Turnpike, Burlington, MA 01803.

OBITUARY:

Alice L. MacLeod, a lifelong Woburn resident, passed away at her home here Friday morning, July 22nd, following a short illness. She was the wife of Norman S. “Sinky” MacLeod for nearly fifty-four years.

Alice was born in Woburn, one of twelve children of the late Philip and Elizabeth (Coleman) McManus. She was educated in St. Charles School, graduating with the class of 1948.

She worked for a time at Choate Memorial Hospital in the X-Ray department, and later on worked as a paraprofessional at the Wyman School and the Kennedy Middle School.

Her life revolved around her family and friends. She was devoted to her children and later her grandchildren, never missing a game, performance, or event in which any of them participated. She and her siblings were extremely close, and she enjoyed spending time with her various groups of family and friends in her girls club, walker’s club, McDonald’s coffee club, and the Domino girls club.

Alice loved to travel, never missing an opportunity to take a trip, whether locally with the Senior Citizens group, or throughout the United States and Europe.

She was active in the American Legion Auxiliary and was a Past President of the organization.

Preceding her in death were two sons, Lawrence and Robert, a brother, John McManus, her brother-in-law, Donald Carpenter, and her sister-in-law, Linda McManus.

Surviving in addition to her husband Norman are two sons, Norman S. “Scott” MacLeod, Jr. and his wife Jean and Thomas MacLeod and his wife Linda, all of Woburn, a daughter, Elaine Magliozzi and her husband Ronald of Townsend, four brothers, Philip McManus and his wife Bonnie, Joseph McManus and his wife Patricia, Stephen McManus and his wife Anne, and James McManus of Melrose; six sisters, Elizabeth Carpenter, Margaret Donaghey and her husband Stephen, and Jane Marciano and her husband Anthony, all of Woburn, Ellen Hennelly and her husband John of Winchester, Paula Doherty and her husband James, and Judy Limonciello and her husband Joseph, all of Woburn.

She also leaves her daughter-in-law, Jeanette MacLeod of Florida, her sister-in-law Dorothy McManus, 16 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Tuesday, July 26th at 9:15 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn, at 10. Interment will take place in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.

Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m.

Donations may be made in Alice’s memory to Affinity Hospice of Life, 121 Middlesex Turnpike, Burlington, MA 01803.

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  1. Rob
    To my grandmother i’m sorry for all that I put her though. I know in my heart that she is watching over me with god. I know she forgave me and I want everone to know that she is still alive in my heart, and I will always be in her sole. My grandmother lays next to my father and i’m glad that they are back togather. The lord knows that I will be with them again! I love you grandma!

  2. Dear Tom, Linda and Family: We are so sorry about your Mother’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love, Bob & Peggy Mahar and Family

  3. Bill & Irma Noyes
    So sorry to hear of the passing of Alice. We had many many great memories and great times over the years. Sleep with the angels Alice. We will miss you!
    Love,
    Bill & Irma

  4. Alice would always say that Bobby, Larry, and now David are together, getting into who knows what kind of mischief. Well, she can now keep an eye on them, again.

    We will miss her laugh and happy disposition. She will be forever in our memories.

  5. We couldn’t be more sorry about Alice passing away….she was a very nice lady and we’ll miss her very much. She was wonderful to my 2 girls, Sally and Brigette, like a grandmother. She’ll be very, very missed, but I know she’s going to continue to watch out for my girls. Our thoughts are with you.

    Vince and Debbie Gilbert, Sally and Brigette Houghton

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