Marie L. (Reilly) Kearns

July 8, 2017

Marie L. (Reilly) Kearns

MARIE L. (REILLY) KEARNS – of Woburn, July 8th, at eighty seven years of age. Beloved wife of Albert J. Kearns. Loving mother of Ellen M. Yuse, her husband John, Anne L. Kearns all of NH and the late Edward J. Kearns and his late wife Anne Marie. Devoted “Nana” of Brian Kearns, his wife Kristine, Michael Kearns, Allison Chaffman, her husband Steve and Andrew Yuse. A Celebration of Life will be held from St. Barbara’s Church 138 Cambridge Street, Woburn, Wednesday, July 12th at Noon. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to call at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Wednesday from 9 until 11:30 a.m. prior to the Mass. Remembrances may be made in Marie’s honor to the American Cancer Society, 77 Speen Street, Framingham, MA.

OBITUARY

Marie L. (Reilly) Kearns passed away at her home, amongst her beloved family, Sunday, July 9th . The beloved wife of Alfred J. Kearns, she was eighty seven years of age.

Born in Andover, she was the only child of the late of Edward and Helen (Mullen) Reilly. Raised in Andover they had moved to Belmont where she graduated from Mt. Trinity High School in Watertown, with the Class of 1948.

In keeping with her very proud Irish Catholic heritage, Marie continued on to Regis College in Weston, where she was the recipient of a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree .

In 1955 Marie married her longtime sweetheart Al Kearns. They made their home in Belmont for several years, later in 1959 they nestled in to the West Side of Woburn, where they have remained.

Bringing three children into the world Marie was very involved in their education and social/sporting events.

After the children were in school Marie began teaching at the Joyce Middle School, Home Economics Department. There she remained for close to thirty years and was very well respected amongst her colleagues.

Many wonderful outings as a family where always on tap for the Kearns family. Skiing the different mountains in New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont during the winter months; as summer arrived, school got out, and off to their home in Dennisport! Their home at the Cape was a wonderful place to be. They had entertained family, and friends, sailing, swimming, walks on the beach, all the while making some truly wonderful friendships, that continue to this day.

After retirement in the early nineties, Marie and Al would spend May thru October at the Cape, return to Woburn for the winter months, just waiting out the winter to return to their place of serenity.

When their grandchildren began arriving “Nana” was so very proud of them all. Again the Cape was the place for all to gather and enjoy those special times with family.

All throughout Maries life, faith and family were at the center. Over the years she was quite active in St. Barbara’s Church and took a vested interest in all that was happening there, and doing what she could to help out.

Sadly, Marie was predeceased by her son Ed and his wife Anne Marie, along with her dear parents.

She is lovingly survived by her beloved husband of sixty two years Al, her daughters Ellen M. Yuse, her husband John, Anne L. Kearns all of NH. Devoted “Nana” of Brian Kearns, his wife Kristine, Michael Kearns, Allison Chaffman, her husband Steve and Andrew Yuse. A Celebration of Life will be held from St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Street, Woburn, Wednesday, July 12th at Noon. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to call at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Wednesday from 9 until 11:30 a.m. prior to the Mass. Remembrances may be made in Marie’s honor to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.

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  1. My condolences to all of Mrs. Kearns’ friends and family. I was a student of hers at the Joyce and she was an absolute joy. I learned how to sew from her, a skill I utilize to this day. May she RIP.

    Rich Gangi

  2. Dear Kearns family, I am so sorry to have read of the recent death of your loved one Marie. Please accept my most sincere condolences. I would like to share something that I have personally found to be very comforting. It is found in the Bible at John 5:28,29 and Revelation 21:3-5. These verses tell us that soon Jehovah God through his son Christ Jesus is going to bring about a resurrection of our dear loved ones, as well as do away with all the causes we have for suffering including sickness and death. Knowing this has always comforted me and it is my hope that these thoughts will likewise comfort your family also during this most difficult time in your lives. If you would like to read these Scriptures online for free or find more comforting thoughts, please visit jw.org Please accept my deepest sympathy on your loss.
    Sincerely, Trudy Nowell – Panama City Beach, FL

  3. We are deeply saddened to learn of Marie’s passing. We will always keep Marie in our hearts and prayers.

    Bob and Rita Norander

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