Mary (Holloran) Cummings

October 2, 2018

Mary (Holloran) Cummings

Mary (Holloran) Cummings of Woburn, October 2nd. Beloved wife of nearly 44 years to Gregg Cummings. Loving sister of Joseph Holloran, his wife Scherry of FL, Thomas E. Holloran Jr., his wife Kerry of Woburn, Beth French of Billerica, Pamela Romeo of Woburn and Patricia Palladino, her husband Patrick of Winchester. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, great and grand, cousins and friends. A Funeral will be held on Saturday, October 6th at 9 a.m. at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home 263 Main St., Woburn, followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church at 10 a.m. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Winchester.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours on Friday, from 4 – 7 p.m.  Remembrances, in honor of Mary, may be made to the Friends of Woburn Veterans 144 School Street, Woburn, MA 01801. For directions or to leave an online condolence, please visit www.lynch-cantillon.com or Facebook under Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home.                 

Mary (Holloran) Cummings, 65, a longtime resident of Woburn, died, Tuesday, October 2nd at Winchester Hospital with her family by her side.  She was the beloved wife and best friend of nearly 44 years to Gregg Cummings.

Born in Woburn and raised in Winchester, Mary was the oldest of six children, born to the late Thomas and Kathryn (McHugh) Holloran. She was a graduate of Winchester High School, class of 1971.

For over 25 years, Mary worked as a manager for New England Telephone. She enjoyed her time there and all the people she met along the way. For the last 20 years, Mary has been working for the Massachusetts Department of elderly affairs as a Manager.

Mary was a kind, compassionate, feisty and caring women with a great sense of humor and a true “power house” to her family. She loved to love and would do anything for her family! Mary was a die-heart New England sports fan and loved watching the games and cheering on her favorites with her husband, Gregg.

She had a strong faith in God and was a longtime communicant of St. Charles Parish. She could be seen there, along with her sister, on Saturday evenings, singing at the top of her lungs in her beautiful voice!

She had a sense of style and spirit that were unmatched and never went anywhere without looking her best. Family events and dining out were the highlights of her week! Her family was the most important thing to her and she always let them know it!

Along with her husband Gregg, Mary is survived and will be deeply missed by her siblings, Joseph Holloran, his wife Scherry of FL, Thomas E. Holloran Jr., his wife Kerry of Woburn, Beth French of Billerica, Pamela Romeo of Woburn and Patricia Palladino, her husband Patrick of Winchester. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, great and grand, cousins and friends.

A Funeral will be held on Saturday, October 6th at 9 a.m. at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home 263 Main St., Woburn, followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church at 10 a.m. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Winchester.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours on Friday, from 4 – 7 p.m.  Remembrances, in honor of Mary, may be made to the Friends of Woburn Veterans 144 School Street, Woburn, MA 01801. For directions or to leave an online condolence, please visit www.lynch-cantillon.com or Facebook under Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home.    

A Funeral will be held on Saturday, October 6th at 9 a.m. at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home 263 Main St., Woburn, followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church at 10 a.m. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Winchester.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours on Friday, from 4 – 7 p.m.  Remembrances, in honor of Mary, may be made to the Friends of Woburn Veterans 144 School Street, Woburn, MA 01801. For directions or to leave an online condolence, please visit www.lynch-cantillon.com or Facebook under Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home.        

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  1. I was shocked and saddened to hear of Mary Cummings’ death. I worked with her for many years at the Executive Office of Elder Affairs, and I could always count on her helpfulness and good humor. I am sure she will be missed dearly by Elder Affairs staff and everyone who knew her.

  2. Mary was always a positive presence at Elder Affairs and I was always grateful for her advice and counsel. I am very sorry for her loss and send my condolences to her family.

  3. Linda & Don Klippenstein

    Our most Beloved Son in Law, Mike, Our hearts go out to you and your mom, Pam, and your entire family on the passing of dear Mary. We consider it an honor to have met her. And we know that she loves you very much. You all are in our prayers. So much love, your new Ma & Pa…Linda & Don & Family

  4. Tommy and Dottie Smith

    Gregg, So sorry to hear of your loss of Mary. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you.

  5. To Gregg and family-I know you are suffering a great loss but I know we will see Mary again in heaven as the priests say “Until me meet again”.

    Love

    Ruthie

  6. Pam, my most heartfelt sympathy. I am with you in spirit and prayers. I know this must be really difficult for you. So sorry for your loss.

    Karen Terry

  7. Ellen ( Coakley) Szetela.

    To Mary’s family so so sorry for your loss. She was a good person. We attended the Immaculate Conception School together. May she Rest In Peace

  8. Hey Gregg , sorry to hear of your lose. Try and stay strong.It will be a tough road,but keep the faith. My thoughts and prayers will be with you.May GOD bless.

  9. I will always miss your smile on the bus. Your kind words about union workers will be remembered.

  10. Mary was a great person Gregg sorry for your lost. Being friends for years Kate and Mary were friends as were you me and Paul be strong love you. Linda

  11. Laurie Dobbins Field

    Greg I am so sorry for your loss. May you be comforted by your memories.
    Laurie Dobbins Field

  12. Maureen (McGann) McDonald

    My sincere sympathy is extended to Gregg and the Holloran siblings I have fond memories of Mary as a cousin and as a kind and lovely person. I am so sorry for your loss.

  13. So sorry to hear the passing of Mary today. She was a wonderful person and cousin. She would always stop and talk when we meet later in life shopping at Market Basket and Stop&Shop. Mary will truly be missed.

  14. Missing the gentle smile of a woman that for about 20 years have greeted me at the Executive Office of Elder Affairs. Her role as human resources staff has evolved over the years. She hired us, made sure we went to all mandatory trainings, and helped us achieve higher goals. She assisted in staffing ratios when we had too much help including unwanted help. Mary was the MC at all the holiday parties spreading joy and laughter. She will truly never be forgotten!

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