Patricia (Kenney) Lohnes

April 7, 2016

Patricia (Kenney) Lohnes

PATRICIA A. (KENNEY)”Ann” LOHNES – in Woburn, April 7th. Beloved wife of Charles G. Lohnes. Devoted mother of Gerald T. Lohnes and wife Lisa of Woburn, Paul J. Lohnes and wife Katie of Chelmsford, Brian J. Lohnes and wife Jennifer of NH, John M. Lohnes and his wife Nancy of Woburn and Kristine M. Lohnes-Smillie of Woburn. Dear sister of James Kenney and wife Theresa of Woburn, Mary McMahon of IL, and the late Steve Kenney. Adoring “Nana” of David, Patrick, Ellie and John Lohnes, Sean and Kellie Smillie,and Michael Calicchio. Also survived by loving nieces and nephews. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn , Monday, April 11th at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Mary’s Church, Washington Street, Winchester at 10. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours, Sunday, 2-5 p.m.. Remembrances may be made in Patricia’s name to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105 or the charity of one’s choice.

OBITUARY:

Patricia A.”Ann” (Kenney) Lohnes passed away at her home Wednesday ,April 7th, with her loving family at her side. The beloved wife of Charles G. Lohnes, she was eighty seven years of age.

Ann was born and raised in Arlington, the daughter of the late Patrick J. and Anne (Cullinane) Kenney. Ann was a graduate of Arlington High School with the Class of 1947. Following high school Ann worked for several years as a secretary at Dewey and Almy Chemical Company in Cambridge. One evening Ann attended a dance with friends at the Lithuanian Club in Woburn. It was there that she met Gerry and was immediately smitten! After a short courtship they married in 1957 and settled in East Woburn. It was there where Ann found her passion for motherhood and raised five children.

Ann was extremely active in her children’s lives and greatly enjoyed watching them compete in a number of sports activities. When her daughter Krissy began elementary school, Ann accepted a part-time job at Symmes Hospital in Arlington. When the hospital closed, she moved to the Choate Memorial Hospital in Woburn, where she remained until 1989. Ann loved her work as an assistant in the Admissions Department and was known throughout for her genuine and kind approach with patients. Throughout her life, Ann most enjoyed spending time with her family. She was a wonderful cook and baker and took great pleasure hosting and attending family celebrations. Ann especially delighted in time spent with her grandchildren where “Nana” always shared her love, guidance and support.

Ann and Gerry enjoyed many wonderful trips during their marriage. They traveled to Bermuda, Alaska, the Canadian Rockies, Las Vegas and throughout New England. She also cherished memories of her trip to Ireland with her sister May and beloved daughter Krissy. Ann loved learning about others. She was known for her ability to easily strike up a conversation with friends and complete strangers and was appreciated for her warmth and down to earth manner.

She loved to knit, play bridge and enjoyed exercise class at the Jenks Center in Winchester. She also enjoyed time spent with Gerry on Saturday evenings at the Lobster Claw in North Reading and at the summer concert series at Horn Pond.

Ann was a familiar figure at the 4 o’clock Mass at St. Joseph’s Church in Woburn and most recently was a member of St. Mary’s Church in Winchester. She had a quiet faith that sustained her throughout her life.

Sadly in addition to Ann’s parents she was predeceased by her brother Steve Kenney.

Ann is lovingly survived by her husband Gerry, her children Gerald T. Lohnes and wife Lisa of Woburn, Paul J. Lohnes and wife Katie of Chelmsford, Brian J. Lohnes and wife Jennifer of NH, John M. Lohnes and his wife Nancy of Woburn and Kristine M. Lohnes-Smillie of Woburn. Dear sister of James Kenney and wife Theresa of Woburn, Mary McMahon of IL.. Adoring “Nana” of David, Patrick, Ellie and John Lohnes, Sean and Kellie Smillie,and Michael Calicchio. Also survived by loving nieces and nephews. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn , Monday, April 11th at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Mary’s Church, Washington Street, Winchester at 10. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours, Sunday, 2-5 p.m.. Remembrances may be made in Patricia’s name to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105 or the charity of one’s choice.

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  1. My sincere sympathy to my beloved son-in-law Gerry and his family. Your Mom has left a remarkable legacy she will be greatly missed but forever in our hearts. Your friends and family will be a tremendous comfort to you ….Love
    Adeline.

  2. I am so sorry for your loss. Growing up in East Woburn, I fondly remember your mom. She was one of the nicest, most friendly mom in the neighborhood.

    Rose O’Connor

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