Anna (Davey) Hurst

May 22, 2006

Anna  (Davey) Hurst

ANNA (DAVEY) HURST– in Woburn, Monday, May 22nd, beloved wife of the late Ernest I. Hurst. Devoted mother Karen A. Hurst of Woburn and Beverly J. Mercer and her husband John of Ft. Myers, FL. Dear sister of Dorothy MacDowell of NC and the late Lillian Messenger, Gertrude Cooley, John and Mickey Walsh. Cherished grandmother of Robert Radochia, Tracy Jolly, John Mercer Jr. James and Joseph Mercer and ten great grandchildren. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Wednesday, May 24th at 9:15 a.m, followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony Church, 851 Main St., No. Woburn at 10. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody. Donations may be made in Mrs. Hurst’s memory to the Salvation Army, 147 Berkeley St., Boston, MA 02116.

OBITUARY:

Anna (Davey) Hurst, of Woburn, formerly of Revere, passed away peacefully on Monday morning at Woodbriar of Wilmington. The beloved wife of the late Ernest I. Hurst, she was eighty-six years of age. Born in Revere, Anna was the daughter of the late William H. and Annie (Morsk) Davey. Raised in Revere, Anna graduated from Revere High School and resided there most of her life before moving to Woburn two years ago.

She and her husband, Ernest, who passed away unexpectedly at a young age, made their home in Revere. After his passing, Anna dedicated her life to providing and caring for her daughters. Their needs as well as those around her always took priority. During that time, Anna was employed by the Revere School Department where worked for many years in the cafeteria at the Lincoln School, the Whelan School and lastly at Revere High School.

In her leisure, she enjoyed knitting and crocheting, as well as shopping trips to Foxwoods Casino and Las Vegas.

In later years, Anna was blessed with five grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Wherever you saw “Nana???, as she was affectionately called, she was always surrounded by one or more of her family members. An extremely close knit family, they shared many happy times together and those cherished times were the greatest joys of Anna’s life.

Throughout her life, Anna exemplified courage and selflessness and continued to do so through her illness and her final moments.

Anna was also a member of St. Anthony Parish Church in North Woburn where she loved to partake in their Novenas.

In addition to her husband, Ernest, Anna was predeceased by her siblings, l Lillian Messenger, Gertrude Cooley, John and Mickey Walsh.

She is survived by her daughters, Karen A. Hurst of Woburn and Beverly J. Mercer and her husband John of Fort Myers, FL, her sister Dorothy MacDowell of NC, her grandchildren,

Robert Radochia, Tracy Jolly, John Mercer Jr. James and Joseph Mercer and ten great grandchildren. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St., Woburn, on Wednesday, May 24th at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony Church, 851 Main St., No. Woburn at 10. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody. Donations may be made in Mrs. Hurst’s memory to the Salvation Army, 147 Berkeley St., Boston, MA 02116.

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  1. John McKinley
    Dear Karen and Beverly
    I was so sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. She was a lovely person to have known for so many years. She always had a wonderful smile that lit up a room when she stepped into it. Will never forget the wonderful times we had at your Aunt Gert and Uncle Cooley’s Saturday nite dance get togethers. Hilary Clinton said that it takes a Village To Raise A Child. I thank God that I grew up in a neighborhood like that and having your Mother as one of our Village Mothers. She’ll always have a special place in my heart.
    Sincerely – John McKinley

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