HELEN M. (MAHAR) GANNON – in Woburn, December 16th, beloved mother of Timothy M. Gannon of Gloucester and Mickey F. Gannon of Woburn. Devoted sister of Dorothy Perry of South Weymouth , Patsy Taylor of Randolph and the late Peggy Nichols and Elizabeth Barthelmes. Also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Tuesday, December 19th at 10:15 followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10:30. Calling hours from 8:45 to 10:15 prior to the Funeral Mass. Interment is private.
Helen M. ( Mahar) Gannon, a longtime resident of Woburn, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, December 16th at her residence. Mrs. Gannon was the daughter of the late James and Elizabeth Mahar. Born in Braintree seventy years ago,she remained there during her younger years graduating from Braintree High School. Following High School Mrs. Gannon went to secretarial school in Boston and from their entered the business world. She began her secretarial career working for the Federal Government in the Fish and Games Department for a good number of years. Mrs. Gannon moved to Woburn in 1965, where she devoted herself to raising her two sons. She made frequent trips back and forth to the South Shore staying very close to her family during the week, but Sundays were always reserved for she and the children to visit her sisters, a tradition kept up until just a few years ago. Once the children were in school, Mrs. Gannon began working for the Woburn School Department, where she spent quite a few years at the Clapp Elementary School and later, to the then Woburn High School. The skills and professionalism she executed during her years with the school system where extraordinary. Always taking special time for the children who would come into the office, and extending herself to assist the teachers in any way she could. In the mid eighties she began working part time for Kenny’s Deli and later becoming full time and retiring from their in 1998.
Mrs. Gannon took great pride in her yard and could be found there during any twelve hour span in the summer months and after her retirement, the spring months as well. Her lawn, flowers and shrubs were impeccable, an accomplishment she was very proud of.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sisters Peggy Nichols and Elizabeth Barthelmes.
She is lovingly survived by her two sons, Timothoy Gannon of Gloucester and Mickey Gannon of Woburn, her dear sisters Dorothy Perry of South Weymouth and Patsy Taylor of Randolph. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Tuesday, December 19th at 10:15 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10:30. Calling hours are on Tuesday morning from 8:45 to 10:15a.m. Interment is private.