Mary (Mooney) Cail

April 19, 2015

Mary  (Mooney) Cail

MARY (MOONEY) CAIL – of Lenox, formerly of Woburn, Sunday, April 19th. Beloved wife of the late Charles W. “Charlie” Cail. Devoted mother of the late William Cail. Dear sister of Catherine “Kay” Manley and the late Francis, Tom, John, Marty, and Jim Mooney, and sister-in-law of the late Joseph Manley and Tena Mooney. Cherished aunt of Christine Gravelle, Jim and Ken Mooney, and Paul Manley, and their families. Also lovingly survived by many cousins and friends. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Thursday, April 23rd at 10:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 11. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to call at the Funeral Home from 9 to 10:30 a.m. prior to the Mass. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn. The family respectfully requests that, in lieu of flowers, those who wish to remember Mary support dementia research by making a donation to Alzheimer’s Association, 225 North Michigan Avenue, Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601.

OBITUARY:

Mary (Mooney) Cail passed away peacefully, Sunday, April 19th at Kimball Farms Nursing Center in Lenox, MA. The beloved wife of the late Charles W. “Charlie” Cail, she was ninety years of age.

Born in Dorchester, she grew up in Woburn, graduating from Saint Charles High School in 1942. She and her late husband, Charlie, owned and operated Jerry’s Luncheonette on Main Street, in downtown Woburn for many years. Mary moved to Pittsfield, MA in 1966 to be closer to her sister and brother-in-law, Kay and Joe Manley. She was a second mother to their children, Chris and Paul. She worked at The Rosa Restaurant on North Street when she first arrived in Pittsfield before starting work at Berkshire Life Insurance Company, retiring in 1987. After retiring, Mary was able to spend many winters in Cape Coral, FL with her family. She loved to travel, and visited Egypt, Greece, Italy, Brazil, Germany, and of course, Ireland, where both of her parents were born.

Mary was a gentle, loving and generous soul who made her family her priority. She was a good friend and great help to her sister and her family. She could make a friend in an instant, loved to tell a good story, especially about her family. Adversity never slowed her down. Age didn’t stop her from learning to drive and, once she got her license, from driving many miles to be with friends and family. Her caregivers at Kimball Farms remember her fondly and have her family’s deep gratitude for their years of dedication.

Mary was predeceased by her son, William; her husband, Charlie; her five brothers, Francis, Tom, John, Marty and Jim Mooney; her brother-in-law, Joseph Manley; and her sister-in-law, Tena Mooney.

She leaves her sister Kay; niece Christine Gravelle; nephews, Jim and Ken Mooney and Paul Manley; and their families, along with many cousins and friends. We’ll miss her cooking and her company.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Thursday, April 23rd at 10:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 11. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to call at the Funeral Home from 9 to 10:30 a.m. prior to the Mass. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn. The family respectfully requests that, in lieu of flowers, those who wish to remember Mary support dementia research by making a donation to Alzheimer’s Association, 225 North Michigan Avenue, Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601.

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