Mary Alice (McMurray) Shinnick

December 9, 2007

Mary Alice (McMurray) Shinnick

MARY ALICE (McMURRAY) SHINNICK – of Woburn, December 9th. Beloved wife of the late Edward C. Shinnick. Devoted mother of Stephen F. Shinnick and his wife Pamela of Brewster, Richard E. Shinnick and his wife Kathleen of Newton, Nancy L. Kinton and her husband Tom of Winchester, and Diane M. Kelley and her husband Michael of Scituate. Dear sister of Lillian Marchetti of Reading and the late Francis McMurray. Loving grandmother of Kevin, Julie, and Kaitlin Shinnick, Alicia and Kelsey Kinton, and Jake and Devon Kelley, and great-grandmother of Declan and Kiera Shinnick. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, December 11th at Wildwood Cemetery, 34 Palmer Street, Winchester, at 12:30 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, Tuesday morning from 10:30 to noon. Donations may be made in Mrs. Shinnick’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 311 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA 02472.

OBITUARY:

Mary Alice Shinnick, 87, of Woburn died on Sunday, December 9th, following an extended illness. She was the beloved wife for more than sixty years of the late Edward Shinnick, who died in 2005.

Born and raised in Stoneham, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Lavinia (Wellspring) McMurray. She attended St. Patrick’s School and graduated from Stoneham High School with the Class of 1938. She moved to Woburn with her family in 1949, and raised her family here.

During World War II, Mrs. Shinnick worked for the Army Air Corps in Georgia. She was active as a Choate Hospital volunteer for many years. She enjoyed homemaking and served as caretaker for many family members over the years. In her leisure time she enjoyed bowling and particularly loved spending time with her family.

Along with her husband Edward, she was preceded in death by a brother, Francis McMurray.

Surviving are two sons: Stephen F. Shinnick and his wife Pamela of Brewster and Richard E. Shinnick and his wife Kathleen of Newton, two daughters: Nancy L. Kinton and her husband Tom of Winchester and Diane M. Kelley and her husband Michael of Scituate, and a sister, Lillian Marchetti of Reading.

She was also the cherished grandmother of Kevin, Julie, and Kaitlin Shinnick, Alicia and Kelsey Kinton, and Jake and Devon Kelley, and great-grandmother of Declan and Kiera Shinnick.

A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, December 11th at Wildwood Cemetery, 34 Palmer Street, Winchester, at 12:30 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, Tuesday morning from 10:30 to noon.

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

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  1. Pam and Steve,

    We were so sorry to hear about Steve’s mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

    Steve and Pam, we do hope that we get to see you soon!

    We wish you Blessings during this Holiday Season.

    With love and prayers and fond memories,

    Bob and Cathy Mogavero

  2. Edwin Sierra & Family,
    Our deepest heartfelt sympathies go out to you and your family for your loss. We know how a loss such as this can affect ones life, as we too suffered a similar loss. Just know our prayers are with you all and my God bless you in your time of need.

  3. Dear Nancy,Tom,Kelsey and Alicia,
    I am so sorry for the loss of your mother,(grandmother). It is never easy to lose a parent. Hopefully, the love of your family and the memories of your mother will help you through this difficult time.
    Sincerely,
    Denise, Molly,
    Kelly

  4. Dear Diane and Family,

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. It is hard to loose someone you love. Please know that she is at peace with God now and will always be with you.

    Love,

    Kathy Crowe

  5. Alice, (Mary Alice) was a wonderful mother and grandmother. She had a great since of humor and loved life.
    We will always remember her and miss her bright smile.

    Love,

    Sheila and Frank McCarthy

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