Joan D. (Grim) Kamm MacGillivray

May 22, 2007

Joan D. (Grim)  Kamm MacGillivray

JOAN D.(GRIM) KAMM MACGILLIVRAY in Woburn, May 22nd. Beloved mother of Debra A. Kamm-Pelles of Billerica, Katherine F. White of Woburn and Reggie D. Kamm of Brighton. Devoted sister of Doris Bressler of NC and Patsy Ferguson of VA. Loving grandmother of Ali White, Kelly, Rachel, and Dennis Kamm. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend a Funeral Service in the First Congregational Church, 322 Main Street (in the Center), Woburn, on Friday, May 25th at 10 a.m. Calling hours will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Mrs. MacGillivray’s memory to the Winchester Hospital, Oncology Department, 41 Highland Avenue, Winchester, MA 01890.

OBITUARY:

Joan D. (Grim) Kamm MacGillivray of Woburn, passed away Tuesday, May 22nd, at home surrounded by her family. The devoted daughter of the late Marvin and Sarah (McGowan) Grim, she was sixty-eight years of age.

Born and educated in Maryland, Joan was one of ten children. After marrying, she relocated to Brighton where she raised her three children. Joan’s life revolved around her home and her children, to whom she was totally devoted. In addition to her children, she had an extremely generous nature that extended to anyone in need. She always maintained an open door policy at her home and was famous for her cooking, especially at the holidays.

Joan was also blessed with four grandchildren who were very important to her. In her leisure, she enjoyed bingo, crocheting, country music and games shows and had an incredible talent for growing garden plants. Joan was also very athletic throughout her life and participated in softball, semi-pro tennis, belonged to a bowling league, and was an avid Red Sox fan.

Joan was diagnosed with cancer five years ago, but never let her illness slow her down. She exemplified a spirit of courage and strength right up to the time of her death.

She was predeceased by her sister and best friend, Phyllis Stevenson.

She is lovingly survived by her children, Debra A. Kamm-Pelles of Billerica, Katherine “Kathy” F. White of Woburn and Reggie D. Kamm of Brighton, her sisters, Doris Bressler of NC and Patsy Ferguson of VA, her cherished grandchildren, Ali White, Kelly, Rachel and Dennis Kamm.

A funeral will be held in the First Congregational Church, 322 Main Street, in the Center, Woburn, on Friday, May 25th at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.

Calling hours will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Thursday, May 24th from 4 to 8 p.m.

Donations may be made in Mrs. MacGillivray’s memory to the Winchester Hospital, Oncology Department, 41 Highland Avenue, Winchester, MA 01890.

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  1. Maggie Stevenson

    To Deb, Kath, Reg and all the grandkids. Your cousins, Uncle Sam and all the extended family send you our love and prayers.

    We grieve with you for the loss of a truly unique lady.

    Being an in-law, I am proud to say that she, like Phyllis, never treated me any differently from the other nieces and nephews. Such acceptance is rare in this world and I am one of the fortunate few.

    May God’s peace be with you all. Go easy on yourselves as you travel down this most difficult road. You all were her pride and joy. I know she and Phyllis are catching up in heaven. I hope St.Peter can get a word in edgewise! And yes, I believe my Alex was there to welcome Aunt Dee home as well.

    All my love,

    Maggie

  2. JoAnn and John Murray

    Our thoughts and hearts are with you.

    I will miss asking Joan what the score is!!

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