Mary L. (Erwin) Mearls

April 26, 2009

Mary L. (Erwin) Mearls

MARY L. (ERWIN) MEARLS – in Woburn, April 26th. Beloved wife of the late William J. Mearls. Devoted mother of William J. and his wife Harriet, Sharon L. Mearls, Robert and his wife Andrea, and Kevin and his wife Diane, all of Woburn, Katherine Dziadyk and her husband Rick of Punta Gorda, FL, Mary Beth Costanza and her husband Peter of Watertown, and the late Barbara Mearls. Dear sister of the late Ella Redfern. Loving grandmother of Billy and Scott Mearls, Barbara Demato, Kelley Kurban, Mark and Natasha Dziadyk, Renee Packard and Bobby Mearls, Jr. and Peter and Adrianna Costanza. Also survived by 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Wednesday, April 29th at 9:15 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Mary’s Church, 155 Washington Street, Winchester, at 10. Calling hours at the funeral home are on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Mary’s memory to VNA Hospice Care, Inc., 100 Sylvan Road, G-500, Woburn, MA 01801.

OBITUARY:

Mary L. Mearls, 81, a lifelong resident of Woburn, passed away in Cambridge early Sunday, April 26th, after a short illness. She was the beloved husband of the late William J. Mearls, who died in 2002.

Born and raised in Woburn, Mary was the daughter of the late Charles and Mary (Connolly) Erwin. Following her marriage to her husband Bill, she devoted herself to raising her seven children. She also worked most of her life for various electronics firms as an assembler. She and her husband loved to travel. Many of their trips involved attending Army reunions, which brought them to Hawaii, California, Las Vegas, North Carolina, and other locales.

As a family they enjoyed camping at Wells, Maine, and summered there for many years. In her leisure time she enjoyed sewing, knitting, crocheting, and working with ceramics. She also loved her regular visits to Foxwoods. Mary was blessed with ten grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren, and thoroughly enjoyed time spent with them.

Along with her husband Bill, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Barbara, and her sister, Ella Redfern.

Surviving are three sons: William J. and his wife Harriet, Robert and his wife Andrea, and Kevin and his wife Diane, all of Woburn, three daughters: Sharon L. Mearls of Woburn, Katherine Dziadyk and her husband Rick of Punta Gorda, Florida, and Mary Beth Costanza and her husband Peter of Watertown, ten grandchildren: Billy and Scott Mearls, Barbara Demato, Kelley Kurban, Mark and Natasha Dziadyk, Renee Packard and Bobby Mearls, Jr. and Peter and Adrianna Costanza. Also surviving are eleven great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Wednesday, April 29th at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Mary’s Church, 155 Washington Street, Winchester, at 10. Interment will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.

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

Donations may be made in Mary’s memory to VNA Hospice Care, Inc., 100 Sylvan Road, G-500, Woburn, MA 01801.

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  1. sharon…very sorry about your mom. have lost all contact with you….maybe this will get to you larry c …..978 657 0722

  2. sharon & kathy
    read about your mother in the paper and wanted to pass my sympathy along.may memories and cheerful thoughts help you through this sad time.
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  3. Sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. She was a wonderful lady. I knew her from New Horizons & she always had a smile when I would talk to her. Please remember you are all in my prayers.
    Cheryl

  4. Mary, you are now resting eternally in the arms of Jesus along with you husband, Bill and daughter, Barbara. May you rest in peace.
    Cookie

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