Mary E. (Tully) Finlayson

October 8, 2007

Mary E. (Tully) Finlayson

MARY E.(TULLY) FINLAYSON – in Cambridge, formerly of Woburn, Lexington, Plymouth, and Myrtle Beach, SC. Beloved wife of Ronald G. Finlayson. Devoted mother of Ronald J. Finlayson of Newton, Maureen Finlayson and her husband Richard DeMello of Stow, MA, Robert Finlayson and his wife Christine of Derry, NH., Nancy McIntire and her husband Steve of Tiburon, CA., and Christine Richards and her husband Mark of Plymouth, MA. Dear sister of Patricia Farrow of Woburn and the late John (Jackie) Tully, Jr., William J. Tully, Thomas Tully, William Mernin, and Thomas Mernin. She is also survived by twelve grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A Funeral wil be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Friday, October 12th at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10:30. Calling hours will be held on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Mrs. Finlayson’s memory to The Society for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, Executive Plaza III, 11350 McCormick Road, Suite 906, Hunt Valley, MD 21031.

OBITUARY:

Mary E. (Tully) Finlayson passed away, Monday, October 8th, following a long illness at the Youville Acute Care Hospital in Cambridge. The beloved wife of Ronald G. Finlayson, she was seventy-eight years of age.

Born in Woburn, Mary was the daughter of the late John J. and Bridget “Bridie” (Collins) Tully of Woburn, formerly of Dublin and Galway, Ireland.

Mary graduated valedictorian from the St. Charles School and with high honors from Burdette College. Throughout her career she held senior positions at Raytheon Corporation in Lexington, and in the general counsel office at the First National Bank of Boston. Mary was an avid golfer as a member of the Concord Country Club in NH and later in retirement as a member of the Bay Tree Country Club in Little River, South Carolina. She particularly enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and traveling with family and friends.

Mary was predeceased by her brother, John J. (Jackie) Tully Jr. who passed away in 1944, then a senior at Woburn High, while participating in advanced training for the US Marine Corps. She is also predeceased by her brothers William J. Tully, Thomas Tully, Thomas Mernin and William Mernin.

She is lovingly survived by her husband Ronald G. Finlayson, her children, Ronald J. Finlayson of Newton, MA, Maureen Finlayson and her husband Richard DeMello of Stow, MA, Robert Finlayson and his wife Christine of Derry, NH, Nancy McIntire and her husband Steven of Tiburon, CA, and Christine Richards and her husband Mark of Plymouth, her sister, Patricia Farrow of Woburn, her grandchildren, Bridget Finlayson, Elizabeth Finlayson, Jonathan DeMello, Christopher DeMello, Paula Finlayson, Michael Finlayson, James Finlayson, Kenna Finlayson, Kristen McIntire, Katherine McIntire, Steven Richards and Jeffrey Richards.

A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Friday, October 12 at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10:30. Calling hours will be held on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn.

Donations may be made in Mrs. Finlayson’s memory to The Society for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, Executive Plaza III, 11350 McCormick Road, Suite 906, Hunt Valley, MD 21031.

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  1. Ron,

    Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Sincerely,

    Neil & Marilyn Prota

  2. Ron,

    Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Sincerely,

    Neil & Marilyn Prota

  3. Christine, we extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your family & friends as you go through this difficult time. May you find comfort in all your wonderful memories & knowing that you will now have a special angel with you always. Take care & stay strong. With our deepest sympathy,
    Anna, Kurt Robbie & Katie

  4. I’d like to extend my heartfelt sympathy to my dear friend, Maureen, and your entire family on the loss of your beloved mother. Know that I’ll be thinking of you all during this most difficult time. I pray that you’ll be able to find comfort knowing Mary’s now at peace.

    Love,
    Dawn Champagne

  5. Mary was a warm and wonderful part of our lives from the day we were born to the day she died. She was a strong example of womanhood, fulfilled in her career long before feminism, raising 5 great kids and always making everyone she met feel at home. Her courage and humor through her long illness were an inspiration and we are deeply grateful for the gift that her life was and always will be to us. Clearly her integrity and gumption live on in all of you. No doubt, she rests in peace but our prayers, sympathy and love are with you all in your grief.
    Always – Janis and Scott

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