MARY ELIZABETH(MACDONALD)WEAFER- in Woburn, Saturday, June 28th, beloved wife of the late Ronald J. Weafer. Devoted mother of Ronald F. Weafer and his wife, Krisha M. of Woburn and Anne M. McGee and her husband Donald J. of Tewksbury. Dear sister of the late Jeannette, Helen and Francis Macdonald. Loving grandmother of Ronald E. Weafer, Michael D. Weafer, Stefanie A. Rogers and great grandchildren, Max and Nathan Rogers. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to call at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Tuesday morning, July 1st, from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. A Funeral Mass will follow in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Mary’s memory to a charity of one’s choice.
Mary E. (Macdonald) Weafer, a lifelong resident of Woburn, passed away peacefully on Saturday morning, at the Winchester Hospital. The beloved wife of the late Ronald J. Weafer, Mary was 100 years of age. Born and raised in Woburn, she was the daughter of the late Hugh D. and Margaret E. (Busteed) Macdonald. Mary attended St. Charles Elementary School and graduated from St. Charles High School in 1925. She continued her education at Katherine Gibbs after which she secured a position with an insurance company in Boston. She worked in Boston until her marriage to her husband, Ronald, in 1943. They made their home in Providence, RI for a couple of years, before returning to Woburn where they raised their son and daughter. As a family they enjoyed vacationing on Cape Cod, in Dennis, every summer and Mary especially loved the holidays at home. She was a talented seamstress, and sewed all of her daughter’s clothing when she was younger, including her dresses and coats. Mary was also an avid golfer, a sport she began playing in her early twenties. As a young golfer, she was known to have a few well known caddies in her day, such as the former Chief of Police, Leo McElheney, who caddied when he was a young boy. Mary was a Charter Member of the Woburn Country Club and golfed in the Tuesday’s Ladies League. She, along with a small group of other women golfers, helped to organize the League which continues today. Golfing was family time for Weafers and they spent many happy times on the links together. Mary continued to play well into her early nineties. After her children were grown, Mary and her husband traveled throughout the United States visiting Hawaii, Las Vegas, and San Francisco and wintered for several years in Florida. They also traveled to Europe while their son was serving in the military overseas and joined fellow members of St. Charles Parish, who visited Ireland. Throughout the years, they thoroughly enjoyed the company of their good friends, dining out at fine restaurants or vacationing in the Balsams, which became part of their summer ritual. Mary was always a welcomed quest at the local Ninety-Nine Restaurant where she loved to frequent with friends and family, always choosing to sit in her favorite seat. After her husband’s passing in 1984, Mary maintained an active lifestyle and was especially close with her daughter and son, with whom she shared a lifetime of loving memories.
Mary was a longtime parishioner of St. Charles Church and a member of the Ladies Sodality
A wonderfully pleasant woman, Mary always had a smile and a kind word for everyone. She was truly loved by all those who knew her.
In addition to her husband Ronald J. Weafer, Mary was predeceased by her siblings, Jeannette, Helen and Francis Macdonald.
She is lovingly survived by her children, Ronald F. Weafer and his wife, Krisha M. of Woburn and Anne M. McGee and her husband Donald J. of Tewksbury, her grandchildren, Ronald E. Weafer, Michael D. Weafer, Stefanie A. Rogers and her great grandchildren, Max and Nathan Rogers. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to call at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St., Woburn, on Tuesday, July 1st, from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. A Funeral Mass will follow in St. Charles Church, 280 Main St., Woburn at 10. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Mary’s memory to a charity of one’s choice.