Marion M. (Murray) Carrns

July 20, 2006

Marion M. (Murray) Carrns

MARION M. (MURRAY) CARRNS – in Woburn, July 20th. Beloved wife of the late John B. Carrns. Devoted mother of Douglas R. Carrns and his wife Joan L. of Stoneham, Ann C. Carrns and her husband Richard Leahy of Atlanta, GA, and John B. Carrns, Jr. and his wife Sharon of Spring Lake, MI. Dear sister of Vincent Murray, Robert Murray of Westwood and the late Rita, Alice, and Elizabeth “Betty”, and Jack Murray. Cherished grandmother of Douglas B., Caroline B., and Connor B. Carrns, Ailish G. and Tessa R. Leahy, Stephanie Carrns Sprague and Macayla M. and Sean M. Carrns. Also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street Woburn, on Monday, July 24th at 8 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 9. Calling hours Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Donations may be made in Mrs. Carrns’ memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 311 Arsenal Street, Watertown MA 02472.

OBITUARY:

Marion M. Carrns, 75, of Stoneham, formerly of Woburn, passed away peacefully with her children at her side after a courageous eight year battle with Alzheimer’s Disease on Thursday, July 20th.

Marion was raised in the Harvard Square section of Cambridge, the daughter of the late Robert and Elizabeth (White) Murray. She graduated with high honors from Cambridge Latin H.S. and attended the residential nursing school at Mt. Auburn Hospital.

She worked as a nurse for noted local surgeon, Dr. Paul Kelleher. After taking time off to have her three children, she returned to work as a nurse in the Head Trauma unit of the New England Rehabilitation Hospital, where she worked for over twenty-five years, retiring in 1996.

She was devoted to her family, and enjoyed travel with family and friends. She loved participating in sports. Her favorite sports were golf and tennis, and she also enjoyed swimming and biking at her cottage on Cape Cod.

Marion lived in Woburn for thirty-seven years until 1993, at which time she took up residence in Stoneham.

Preceding her in death were her husband, John B. Carrns, three sisters, Rita, Alice, and Elizabeth “Betty”, and a brother, Jack Murray.

Surviving are three children, Douglas R. Carrns and his wife Joan L. of Stoneham, Ann C. Carrns and her husband Richard Leahy of Atlanta, GA, and John B. Carrns, Jr. and his wife Sharon of Spring Lake, MI, and two brothers, Vincent Murray of Massachusetts and Robert Murray of Westwood.

Cherished grandmother of Douglas B., Caroline B., and Connor B. Carrns, Ailish G. and Tessa R. Leahy, Stephanie Carrns Sprague and Macayla M. and Sean M. Carrns. Also surviving are many loving nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street Woburn, on Monday, July 24th at 8 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 9.

Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.

Donations may be made in Mrs. Carrns’ memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 311 Arsenal Street, Watertown MA 02472.

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  1. Kathie (Murray), Chuck, and Jason Griffin

    Doug, Ann, and Chip,

    We were saddened to hear of your mom’s passing. Please accept our deepest sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers go to each of you and your families.

  2. John & Family,

    Our deepest condolences on your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Maggie Dennis

  3. Please accept our sympathy with the passing of your dear mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Dianne and Charlie Nash

  4. From,Ellen Frenette
    (daughter of Leo and Beverly Harkins)

    I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Although I did not know your mother well, what I do remember is her beautiful smile and bubbily personality. This is based on a memory I have from years ago at Hampton Beach when your family was staying not far from ours and I was introduced by my dad to your family-Doug (the cute older brother), Ann (a friend my age!), Chip (the mischievious little brother) and your lovely mother along with your Dad, who seemed bigger than life with a wonderful personality and charming style. Your dad and mine were childhood friends from Woburn; my dad has told us many stories over the years of good times shared with “Bucky” and his lovely wife, Marion. On behalf of all of Leo and Beverly’s children please accept our condolences on your mothers passing…I’m sure her legacy, along with your dads, will continue to live on in you and their precious grandchildren. God Bless you all.

    Ellen, Carolyn, Jimmy and Maureen (Harkins)

  5. Corina & Michael Soimar
    L-3 Communications, Muskegon, MI

    Dear John and Sharon,

    We are very sorry to hear about your mom’s passing, and our prayers are with you during these sad moments. We hope the pain of loosing her will be soon replaced by peace knowing she no longer suffers, and will continue to watch over you with all her love.
    Our condoleances,
    Corina and Michael

  6. Shirley Booker – L-3 Communications, Muskegon, MI

    John Carrns & family.
    We would like to let you know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of bereavement.

    Remember the good times you did have with your mother. Cherish the memories for they will get you through this now and later.

    Sincerely,

    Shirley Booker

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