Michael P. Lally

May 26, 2018

Michael P. Lally

Michael P. Lally – in Woburn, May 26th at sixty years of age.  Loving father of Kelliane S. Lally, her fiancé Kenny Newell, Meredith S. Benoit, her husband Matthew, Michael P. Lally Jr., and Michaela Michaud, her husband Marc all of Woburn. Former wife and loving friend, Karen Lally of Woburn. Devoted son of the late Patrick and Jean (Sullivan) Lally.  Cherished brother of Susan E. Ginivan, her husband Paul, Joyce M. Gray, her husband Kevin, Patricia A. Beane, her husband Ronald, William P. Lally, his wife Jeanne, John D. Lally, his wife Joan all of Woburn, Thomas R. Lally, his wife Alice of Winthrop and Joseph P. Lally, his wife Maureen of NH.  Treasured “Papa” of Alana, Christian, Nathan, Ryan Lally, Jameson Newell, Emma Sherman, Cameron and Madyson Benoit.  Dear nephew of Helene Schecowicz of Woburn and Joyce Lally of FL.  Very special friend of Mimi Curtain of AZ, Ellen Dowd Miller of Woburn and Stephanie Pitts of AZ.  A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Thursday, May 31st at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn 10:00 a.m.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to call at the Funeral Home, Wednesday 3-7 p.m.  Interment will be private.  In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in Michael’s name to the Tucson Medical Center c/o Neurological Nurses Unit 5301 E Grant Rd, Tucson, AZ 85712 for the education enhancement of Neurological Nurses or to Regis College ADN-BSN Program 235 Wellesley St, Weston, MA 02493.

Michael P. Lally, R.N., died peacefully, May 26th, at his home in Woburn, surrounded by his loving family. He was sixty years of age. 

Born and raised in Woburn, Michael was one of eight children born to the late Patrick and Jean (Sullivan) Lally. He grew up in the Central Square Section of Woburn and graduated from Woburn High School, class of 1976. Continuing his education, he received his LPN at Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational School, after working as a Nurse’s Aide at the Woburn Nursing Center.  He received his Associates Degree in Nursing from Middlesex Community College, his Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Regis College and his Master’s Degree in Nursing from Grand Canyon University.  One of his passions after receiving his Master’s Degree was teaching Nursing classes at the Pima Medical Institute located in Tucson, AZ. 

Michael was a kind, nurturing and attentive Nurse who truly found his calling in life. He worked at the Choate Hospital, Caufield Center, Apria Home Care, Winchester Hospital and for over twelve years, at Tucson Medical Center in Arizona. While in Tucson he served as the Nurse Manager of the Neurology/Neurosurgery Unit. A strong leader, Michael had the ability to bring calm to any situation, a true caregiver. Nursing was not just his profession, but his lifestyle. Throughout his career he received many accolades and awards, including Arizona Nurses Association Top Honors – The Excellence in Clinical Practice Award.  Family and friends often referred to Michael for questions and answers relating to health.  He was a beloved mentor that made a profound difference in the life of many nursing students and novice nurses. 

Michael was a dedicated and devoted Dad and Papa. He along with his family loved everything Disney and took many trips to Disney World together. When he moved to Arizona nothing put a smile on his face more than when his children and grandchildren came to visit.  Throughout his life, family was always of utmost importance to him.  As his children and grandchildren grew he would never miss important events – you would always find him at a dance recital, figure skating show, sporting events or whatever event his children and grandchildren were participating in.  Every summer when he returned to New England for “Camp”Camp he made it a point to get to Fryeburg Maine to visit with his children and grandchildren.  Michael was dedicated to family. Not a Sunday would go by where he did not speak to his mother. Michael will be deeply missed but his family and friends will certainly be sustained by all the many wonderful memories that fill their hearts.

Michael is survived by the mother of his children and loving friend, Karen Lally.  He was the loving father of Kelliane S. Lally, her fiancé Kenny Newell, Meredith S. Benoit, her husband Matt, Michael P. Lally Jr. (The Lally), and Michaela Michaud, her husband Marc all of Woburn.  Cherished brother of Joyce M. Gray, her husband Kevin, Susan E. Ginivan, her husband Paul, Patricia A. Beane, her husband Ronald, William P. Lally, his wife Jeanne, John D. Lally, his wife Joan all of Woburn, Thomas R. Lally, his wife Alice of Winthrop and Joseph P. Lally, his wife Maureen of NH.  Treasured “Papa” of Alana, Christian, Nathan and Ryan Lally, Jameson Newell, Emma Sherman, Cameron and Madyson Benoit.  Dear nephew of Helene Schecowicz of Woburn and Joyce Lally of FL.  Very special friend of Mimi Curtain of AZ, Ellen Dowd Miller of Woburn and Stephanie Pitts of AZ. 

A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Thursday, May 31st at 9:00 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10:00 a.m.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to call at the Funeral Home, Wednesday 3-7 p.m.  Interment will be private.  In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in Michael’s name to the Tucson Medical Center c/o Neurological Nurses Unit 5301 E Grant Rd, Tucson, AZ 85712 for the education enhancement of Neurological Nurses; Regis College ADN-BSN Program 235 Wellesley St, Weston, MA 02493 or to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923.

A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Thursday, May 31st at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn 10:00 a.m.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to call at the Funeral Home, Wednesday 3-7 p.m.  Interment will be private.  In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in Michael’s name to the Tucson Medical Center c/o Neurological Nurses Unit 5301 E Grant Rd, Tucson, AZ 85712 for the education enhancement of Neurological Nurses or to Regis College ADN-BSN Program 235 Wellesley St, Weston, MA 02493.

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  1. Tricia Maguire

    Dear John and entire Lally family, I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of your dear brother Michael. I have many memories of him from the Choate Hospital back in the 80’s. May all the wonderful memories you have put a smile upon your face. May he rest in peace.

  2. Shannon Bachman

    I have fond memories of Michael from working with him at Tucson Medical Center. He always found a way to make me laugh. I hope his family will find peace in their wonderful memories of Michael. My thoughts and condolences are with the family and friends who cared for him.

  3. Henry & Jana Harms

    Our deepest condolences , Micheal you will be missed thank you for all you did for my wife. We will both miss working with you.

  4. Thank you Michael for believing in me and giving me the opportunity to work for TMC Neurology. I will always remember you as the amazing, kind person you were. RIP.

  5. Holly Arsenault

    I knew Michael from the neighborhood and as a coworker at the Woburn Nursing Home. I remember his quick wit, beautiful smile and kind heart. My sincere condolences go out to his family.
    Holly ( Nash ) Arsenault

  6. Carolyn Bertschy

    Michael,

    You were one of the best managers who we ever had on the neuro unit. Not only did I like you very much but respected you. You were always so sensitive to our needs and really raised the bar for our unit, making it a much better place for patients and staff. I’ll always remember you with fondness and be grateful for having known you.

  7. I worked with Michael at TMC. He inspired and taught with love and compassion. His kindness shined through. I will always have fond memories of the years we worked together. Through his teachings his spirit will go on.
    Thankyou Michael.

  8. I just heard the news so I regret I was unable to attend the services.
    I very much enjoyed working with Michael and Karen years ago at Choate Hospital. Michael was a terrific nurse and wonderful person. He had a great sense of humor. He will be missed.

  9. Tom-Roseanne and I are so sorry for your loss of your brother Michael.

    Alan & Roseanne Graham

  10. Thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time of mourning. May this time help you all come together to grieve as one.

  11. Mary Lou Sullivan (Pedersen)

    To the Lally Family, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Michael. I’m thinking of all of you at this time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  12. Laurie Quiroz

    It was a pleasure to have known and worked with you Michael. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  13. Linda Wojtowicz

    Micheal, you were part of the ‘old guard’ of managers that I trusted so completely with a fondness that I always recall so easily. Rest In Peace, you had the nursing heart that manifested itself so beautifully in your practice.
    Linda

  14. Mary Verplank RN

    Michael was a treasured nurse, a brilliant leader and a fine mentor. I never knew anyone who didn’t look to him for help and advice. Though there is no way to recount how much he did for so many here at Tucson Medical Center, we certainly will never forget him.

  15. Renee McAloney

    Michael,
    Your were a mentor, colleague, and friend. I will miss you. With love, Renee McAloney

  16. Michael, you will always be my “adopted” little brother. You have brought more to my life than you will ever know. Wear your rainbow wings proudly. I will always remember “church and shred”. Love you forever.

  17. Leo F. Beane Jr.

    As we journey through life we are known for the path we take.
    Micheal chose a career in nursing to extend his compassion and caring to other people. While it is never easy to loose a loved one, the Lally family should feel proud that Micheal’s path was caring for others and he did it well.
    Love and Prayers
    Leo and Connie Beane

  18. Dear Susan,

    I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of your beloved brother, Michael. May you find peace and love in the memories you cherish.

    Keeping you in my prayers.

    Ruth Lydard

  19. Maureen Torres

    To Michael’s entire family, my sincere condolences. Michael was such a wonderful person. I have many wonderful memories of him when we vacationed together through the years. I will truly miss my cousin.

  20. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Lally Family. We cannot comprehend just how devastated you must be feeling over the loss of your love one. Our heart goes out to you, in this difficult time.

    Sincerely,

    Keolis Engineering Family.

  21. Stephanie Pitts

    My thoughts and prayers are with his family. I love you Michael and I will see you again my dearest friend.

  22. So so sorry Kellianne. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time.

  23. Nancy and David Lyon

    To Michael’s family and friends, We send our thoughts and prayers to all of you. Rip
    Michael.

  24. Marilyn Sullivan Russo

    Family and friends of Michael,
    You’re in our thoughts and prayers at this time…sending our love and sympathy to you.
    Love,
    Cousin Marilyn & Eddie Russo

  25. charles culhane

    Lally family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. The ones we love are never gone but live within our hearts. May you know peace and comfort.

    God bless,

    Charlie & Sandy Culhane

  26. I went to high school with Michael and remember him being a nice kid. He was also my father’s nurse at the Choate. He was very kind and compassionate to him. My father was comfortable with him and liked him very much.

    Jayne Lee

  27. I have such fond memories of Michael from Woburn Nursing Home and the Choate Hospital. He was such a great nurse with the most compassion for human dignity. Just a really nice person. God bless you Michael. RIP.

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