Mary A. (Pandolph) McDonough

July 22, 2010

MARY A. (PANDOLPH) McDONOUGH – in Beverly, formerly of Woburn, July 22nd. Beloved wife of the late William McDonough. Devoted mother of Joseph C. Pandolph and his wife Doris of Lynn, Vincent M. Pandolph of Fitchburg, and the late Elizabeth Pandolph. Dear sister of Ann Saunders of E. Longmeadow, Rose MacDonald, Sophie Kearns, Marion Barchard, Barbara Miele, and Anthony “Bishy” Pandolph, all of Woburn, and the late Angelo, John “Sonny,” Frank, and Peter Jr. Loving grandmother of Jennifer, Joanne, Vincent Jr. and Joseph Pandolph, Jr. Also survived by several great-grandchildren. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Monday, July 26th 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 Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Mary’s memory to the Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan Street, Danvers, MA 01923.

OBITUARY:

Mary A. McDonough, a resident of Woburn for most of her life, passed away at her home in Beverly early Thursday morning, July 22nd, after a long illness. The wife of the late William McDonough, she was ninety years of age.

Born and raised in Woburn, she was one of eleven children of Peter and Rose (Brown) Pandolph, Sr. She graduated from St. Charles High School.

Mary devoted herself to raising her three children, and loved to cook for her family. She was known for her wonderful birthday parties and other celebrations. She was an honorary member of the Sons of Italy in Winchster and in recent years frequented the Woburn Senior Center. She particularly enjoyed the annual Mayor’s Dinner for seniors. Mary loved to check out yard sales, looking for items to add to her collections.

For the past few years, she had made her home at Landmark at Oceanview in Beverly.

Along with her husband William, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Elizabeth Pandolph, who died in 2006, and four brothers, Angelo, John “Sonny,” Frank, and Peter Pandolph, Jr.

Surviving are two sons: Joseph C. Pandolph and his wife Doris of Lynn and Vincent M. Pandolph of Fitchburg, five sisters: Ann Saunders of E. Longmeadow, Rose MacDonald, Sophie Kearns, Marion Barchard, and Barbara Miele, all of Woburn, and a brother, Anthony “Bishy” Pandolph of Woburn. She was also the loving grandmother of Jennifer, Joanne, Vincent Jr. and Joseph Pandolph, Jr., and leaves several great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Monday, July 26th at 9:15 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 10. Interment will follow in Woodbrook 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 Mary’s memory to the Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan Street, Danvers, MA 01923.

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  1. Donna Sarson {Solazzi}Vinnie I am very sorry to about your Mom I remember her back in the old days sorry to all the family

  2. Joann Marro (Pandolph)
    My beloved grandmother,we shared so much over the years. I will always love and cherrish you. God took you to a better place to rest. You had a wonderful life and will be sadly missed by so many, but for me living the rest of my life will be hard not ever seeing you again or hearing a story from you but I will go on living life the way you taught me. You instilled so many valuable life lessons and made me the person I am today . Thank you for all you have done for me, and my children. I am with you always,my beloved grandmother. You will always hold a special place in my heart. I love you always.

  3. Mary Thank you for giving me some very happy days. I will never forget you. I always will remember how you used to tell me you were very fussy and give a little chuckle as you doted over Jeremy and Jake. Its memories like those I will hold in my heart and cherish. Thank you for being a part of my life. Even at ninety God took you from us too soon.

    Love
    Matt Marro

  4. Doris, Joe & family.
    I had the pleasure and priveledge of knowing and seeing your mom everyday.She always made me smile! Everyone knew she was my favorite.Her expressions were priceless.We often spent some time together in the afternoon having coffee together. I loved her to piecces. I am so sorry for your
    loss.
    Denise McCoy
    Wellness Director@OceanView

  5. Sheila Shepard and family,
    I love you Grams, you were the only Grandmother that I knew. May you rest peacefully.

    With love,
    Sheila,Bryant,Jonathan,Krystle,Gabriella,&Rebecca

  6. Joe & Doris, So sorry for your loss.She had a great run and you loved her well.
    May God bless you and embrace you at this time.
    Hank & Deb Clark

  7. Jennifer Pandolph,
    Although Gram and I were not super close, I loved her dearly and admired her for her independence and strength. She taught me plenty over the years and shared her recipes with me and has left me with fond memories I will hold to my heart. Thank You Grandma, I LOVE YOU !

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