Anne L. (Punch) Hanley

May 12, 2006

Anne L. (Punch) Hanley

HANLEY, Anne L. (Punch) – in Woburn, May 12th. Beloved wife of the late Albert V. “Vinnie” Hanley. Devoted mother of Christine L. Meehan & her husband Bryan of Woburn, Lorraine M. DeRosa & her husband Anthony of Salem, NH, and Nancy H. Ryan and her husband Daniel P., M.D., of Concord. Dear sister of Marie Lynch of Rockland, Rita Spencer of Everett, and the late Lawrence, George, and James Punch and Margaret Moriarty. Loving grandmother of 10 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Monday, May 15th, at 9:15 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Anthony Church, 851 Main Street, Woburn, at 10. Calling hours Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Anne’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Disease Assn., Attn: Respite Care, 311 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA 02472.

OBITUARY:

Anne L. Hanley, a longtime Woburn resident, passed away on Friday, May 12th, following a lengthy illness. She was the wife of the late Albert V. “Vinnie” Hanley, who died in 2001.

Born in Charlestown eighty-three years ago, she was the daughter of the late James and Annie E. (Leaver) Punch. She was raised in Medford and graduated from Medford High School.

Anne was a clerk for the Registry of Motor Vehicles in Woburn for over fifteen years until her retirement in 1985. Early in her life she worked for the telephone company in Malden and later worked for Filene’s in Winchester and Burlington.

She devoted her life to her family, and delighted especially in spending time with her grandchildren. A favorite pastime was gardening.

In addition to her husband Vinnie, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Lawrence, George, and James Punch and a sister, Margaret Moriarty.

Surviving are three daughters, Christine L. Meehan and her husband Bryan of Woburn, Lorraine M. DeRosa and her husband Anthony of Salem, NH, and Nancy H. Ryan and her husband Daniel P., M.D., of Concord, and two sisters, Marie Lynch of Rockland and Rita Spencer of Everett.

She was also the loving grandmother of Kelly, Caitlin, Brendan, Deanna, Anthony, Mark, Veronica, Victoria, Vanessa, and Virginia, and great-grandmother of Julianna.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Monday, May 15th, at 9:15 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Anthony Church, 851 Main Street, Woburn, at 10. Interment will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.

Calling hours at the funeral home will be on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Donations may be made in Anne’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Disease Assn., Attn: Respite Care, 311 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA 02472.

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  1. We hold you dear in our hearts and minds for your graciousness and beauty bloomed within during the days we were privileged to have you. We’ll miss you, your smile, and your touch. Good bye, Anne! Juergen and his staff at Woodbriar of Wilmington.

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