Marie H. (MacNeill) Palage

August 15, 2008

Marie H. (MacNeill) Palage

MARIE H. PALAGE – of Woburn and Gloucester, August 15th. Beloved wife of the late Guy M. Palage. Devoted mother of Patricia M. “Patsy” Holland and her husband Richard “Dutch,” and Jeanne M. Elia and her husband Joseph, all of Woburn, and the late Michael Palage. Dear sister of William MacNeill of Woburn and the late Francis MacNeill and Helen Lewis. Loving grandmother of Michael, Matthew, Mary, and Meridith Holland, Meghan Deman and Jessica Elia, and great-grandmother of Helen Deman and Thomas, Nathan and Joshua Holland. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Monday, August 18th at 9:15 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 10. Calling hours Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Marie’s memory to St. Charles School, 282 Main Street, Woburn, MA 01801.

OBITUARY:

Marie H. Palage, a resident of Woburn and Gloucester, passed away in Woburn early Friday, August 15th, following a long illness. The beloved wife of the late Guy M. Palage, she was eighty-five years of age.

Marie was born and raised in Somerville, the daughter of the late Francis and Harriet (Hemmerlin) MacNeill. She graduated from Somerville High School and worked for New England Merchants Bank in Boston following her graduation.

Soon after her marriage in 1946, Marie moved with her husband to Woburn, where they raised their family.

She spent a great deal of time as a volunteer throughout her life. Marie donated her time and talents to the Choate Hospital for more than twenty-five years, most often working in the coffee shop there. She was a member and former treasurer of the Hospital Aid Association.

She worked as a secretary for a number of years with her husband’s family business, Palage Brothers of Woburn. An excellent seamstress, Marie made clothing, cheering and dance costumes for her children as they were growing up. Summers were spent at Wingaersheek Beach in Gloucester, and the family spent many happy times there. Following her husband’s retirement, Marie and Guy took up residence full time in Gloucester, welcoming their children and grandchildren for frequent visits.

Along with her husband Guy, Marie was preceded in death by a son, Michael Palage, a brother, Francis MacNeill, and a sister, Helen Lewis.

Surviving are two daughters: Patricia M. “Patsy” Holland and her husband Richard “Dutch,” and Jeanne M. Elia and her husband Joseph, all of Woburn, and a brother, William MacNeill of Woburn She was also the cherished grandmother of Michael, Matthew, Mary, and Meridith Holland, Meghan Deman and Jessica Elia, and great-grandmother of Helen Deman and Thomas, Nathan and Joshua Holland.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Monday, August 18th at 9:15 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 10. Interment will take place in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn.

Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m.

Donations may be made in Marie’s memory to St. Charles School, 282 Main Street, Woburn, MA 01801.

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  1. Patsy and Jeanne, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. She was a lovely woman. I am in Maine now.
    Anne Decubellis

  2. Jeanne/Pat,

    Please accept my deepest sympathy and condolonences on the passing of your mother. She was always special to me and made me feel most welcomed in her homes in Woburn and at Wingersheek.

    Sincerely,

    David Wall

  3. Jeanne,
    I am very sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing. I remember her from our days at “SCH.” She was a lovely person. Please know that I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

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