Mary A. (Meehan) Bonenfant

May 11, 2010

MARY A. (MEEHAN) BONENFANT – in Madison, CT, formerly of Woburn and Billerica, May 11th. Beloved wife of the late Edward Bonenfant. Dear stepmother of Carol Nordstrom of SC, Edward Bonenfant of Westford, John Bonenfant of Carlisle, and their families. Loving sister of Ada Meuse of Madison, CT, formerly of Woburn, and the late James, Bernard, John, William, and Edward Meehan and Dorothy McKillop. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, and grandnieces and nephews. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Saturday, May 15th at 8:15 a.m. Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 9. Calling hours Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Mary’s memory to Masonicare Home Health & Hospice, 339 Flanders Rd., Suite 215, East Lyme, CT 06333.

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OBITUARY:

Mary A. (Meehan) Bonenfant, a native of Woburn who had resided in Madison, Connecticut in recent years, passed away in Connecticut Tuesday morning, May 11th, at the age of ninety-four. She was the wife of the late Edward Bonenfant, who died thirty years ago.

Mary was born in Woburn, daughter of the late Bernard S. and Sadie (Gallagher) Meehan, and graduated from St. Charles High School.

Mary lived for many years in the family home in Woburn’s South End before marrying Edward Bonenfant in the early 1960’s and taking up residence in Billerica. She worked for many years at New England Telephone Company, both in Woburn and Boston, and later was employed by Raytheon in Waltham.

Always generous with her time, she was very active in the Sodality at the Immaculate Conception Church in Winchester, and later with the Sodality at St. Theresa’s Church in Billerica. She was the much beloved “Aunt Mae” to her many nieces and nephews, all of whom she considered to be her children. In 2004 she and her sister Ada moved to Madison, Connecticut, to be with family.

Along with her husband Edward, she was preceded in death by five brothers: James, Bernard, John, William, and Edward Meehan, and her sister, Dorothy McKillop.

Mary was the dear stepmother of Carol Nordstrom of South Carolina, Edward Bonenfant of Westford, and John Bonenfant of Carlisle, and their families. She was also the beloved sister of Ada Meuse of Madison, Connecticut, formerly of Woburn, and also leaves many loving nieces, nephews, and grandnieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Saturday, May 15th at 8:15 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 9. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn.

Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m.

Donations may be made in Mary’s memory to Masonicare Home Health & Hospice, 339 Flanders Rd., Suite 215, East Lyme, CT 06333.

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  1. Matthew and Meghan
    Dear Mae Mae,
    We will never forget running downstairs to see you and how you were always ready to play cards, bingo or whatever else we chose for you.
    Your love and laughter and caring ways will never be forgotten.

  2. Auntie Mae had such a wonderful way about her. She made each and every one of us feel special. I have tried to be the aunt to my nieces and nephews that she was to us. It is a very high bar that I will continue to reach for.
    Much Love,
    Ann

  3. Dear Sister,
    You will be missed more than you know. Our time together was precious and I enjoyed every minute. I loved working together at the phone company. On our day off we would take the train into Boston, see a movie and have lunch. It was even more special when Dot would be with us. Always together, never apart you will live forever in my heart. Ada

  4. Judy and Jerry Meuse

    Words cannot express the loss of such a wonderful person. We all have been so blessed to have Auntie Mae in our lives. She always considered others before herself. Her selflessness is one that will never be forgotten. It is only once in a lifetime that such a person will grace your life and we are all fortunate that she has graced ours.

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