Dorothy M. (Allen) Mawn

January 15, 2020

Dorothy M. (Allen) Mawn

Dorothy M. (Allen) Mawn – of Woburn, January 15th, at eighty-nine years of age.  Beloved wife of the late Thomas M. Mawn Jr.  Cherished mother of Thomas M. Mawn, III, his wife Diane Desenberg of FL, Russell A. Mawn, his wife Shawn Freeman of Washington, D.C., Catherine A. Webb, her husband Alan of CT, Mary Elizabeth Mawn-Ferullo, her husband Robert J. Ferullo, Jr., of Woburn, Martha Robillard of Groton, J. Lawrence Mawn, his wife Michelina of Medford and Nancy M. Claycomb, her husband Douglas of MN.  Dear sister of Barbara B. Allen and Joan A. Allen both of Lowell and the late Catherine Murray and her late husband Richard.  Loving grandmother of Thomas M. Mawn, IV, Calliope Desenberg, Allyson Freeman-Mawn Sprain, Russell A. Mawn, Jr., Michael W. Webb, Margaret A. Webb, Robert J. Ferullo, III, Thomas M. Ferullo, Hannah A. Robillard, Joseph T. Robillard, Benjamin T. Mawn, James L. Mawn, Jr., Alexander T. Claycomb, and Ruth E. Claycomb. Dear sister in law of Mary Negri and her husband Dominic, Rita Mawn and her husband the late James J. Mawn,  the late Louise McDonough and her husband late William McDonough,  along with many loving nieces and nephews.  A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Tuesday, January 21st, at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10 a.m.  Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Winchester.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to Calling hours on Monday, January 20th 4-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in honor of Mrs. Mawn to Wellesley College Development Office, Green Hall, 106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA 02481  Attn: Davis Scholars.

Dorothy M. Mawn, passed away at the Lahey Clinic early Wednesday morning surrounded by her loving family. The beloved wife of the late Thomas M. Mawn, Jr., she was eighty-nine years of age.

Born and raised in Lowell, MA, she was the second of four daughters of the late Russell O. and Catherine (Pyrcz) Allen. Dorothy was a graduate of Notre Dame Academy in Tyngsboro, class of 1947. She had a deep love of learning. Later in life she continued with her education at Wellesley College as a Davis Scholar where she received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in History.

In the early fifties, Dorothy married the love of her life, Tom. They journeyed together over the next five decades, bringing seven children into the world. Dorothy was a loving and devoted wife and mother.

 

Dorothy was active and involved with her children in all stages of their lives. Whether it was Cub Scouts, Girls Scouts, CCD Programs or band, she contributed to it all. As a leader, a teacher, a board member or an assistant, she was there to help. She was also active in the community at large, serving as the president of the Choate Hospital Aide Association and as a board member of The Carroll School.

Dorothy’s love of reading was lifelong. She began a book club at her Alma Mater, Wellesley College, and one at St. Charles’ Parish. At home, she had ongoing discussions about the different genres of books her children or grandchildren were reading.

Dorothy enjoyed traveling. She had an adventurous spirit that took her to many foreign lands – absorbing the culture and achieving a better understanding of the world.

She was a loving grandmother who valued spending time with her grandchildren. She engaged them in many different card games or board games.  She instilled the value of studying and the importance of education. As the grandchildren grew, they enjoyed sharing their life experiences with a very loving and captivated grandmother.

Dorothy was a woman of great faith. She participated in numerous pilgrimages to Assisi and The Holy Land. Dorothy will always be remembered by her beautiful smile that warmed the hearts of her loving husband Tom and family. Cherished mother of Thomas M. Mawn, III, his wife Diane Desenberg of FL, Russell A. Mawn, his wife Shawn Freeman of Washington, D.C., Catherine A. Webb, her husband Alan of CT, Mary Elizabeth Mawn-Ferullo, her husband Robert J. Ferullo, Jr., of Woburn, Martha Robillard of Groton, J. Lawrence Mawn, his wife Michelina of Medford and Nancy M. Claycomb, her husband Douglas of MN.  Dear sister of Barbara B. Allen and Joan A. Allen both of Lowell and the late Catherine Murray and her late husband Richard.  Loving grandmother of Thomas M. Mawn, IV, Calliope Desenberg, Allyson Freeman-Mawn Sprain, Russell A. Mawn, Jr., Michael W. Webb, Margaret A. Webb, Robert J. Ferullo, III, Thomas M. Ferullo, Hannah A. Robillard, Joseph T. Robillard, Benjamin T. Mawn, James L. Mawn, Jr., Alexander T. Claycomb, and Ruth E. Claycomb. Dear sister in law of Mary Negri and her husband Dominic, Rita Mawn and her husband the late James J. Mawn, the late Louise McDonough and her late husband William McDonough, along with many loving nieces and nephews. 

A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Tuesday, January 21st, at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10 a.m.  Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Winchester.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to Calling hours on Monday, January 20th 4-8 p.m.

 

A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Tuesday, January 21st, at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10 a.m.  Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Winchester.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to Calling hours on Monday, January 20th 4-8 p.m.

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  1. Dear Mary Beth, Bobby and boys,
    I am very sorry to hear of your dear Mom’s passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    With heartfelt sympathy,
    Marian Lentine

  2. Kathleen O’Brien Langhan

    Mary Beth,

    Please accept my deepest sympathy to you and your entire family upon the loss of your mother. Loosing a parent is never easy, may your memories bring you comfort.
    Sincerely,
    Kathy O’Brien Langhan
    🙏🙏

  3. Barbara and Joan,

    So sorry for your loss. May fond memories of your sister bring you peace during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  4. Mary Beth and family, so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She has left you with many fantastic memories and a love of reading. May these bring you comfort in the difficult days to come.
    Carolyn Cribbie

  5. Mary Beth, Larry, Tom, Russell, Cathy, Martha, and Nancy,

    Please accept my, and my father’s, deepest sympathies on the passing of your lovely mother. She was the epitome of kindness and elegance. As my father said upon learning of her passing, “Dotty and Tommy were simply my incredible friends.” May she now rest in peace with your father.

    Kate Martin and her father, Bob Martin

  6. Mary and Bill Sullivan

    Our pilgrimage to Assisi with Dorothy was very special to us.
    We formed a bond with her at that time which has continued for many years.
    Dorothy was a special person – loving, caring, and genteel.
    We are travelling at this time and unfortunately will not be able to pay our respects in person.
    We will miss her very much.
    Condolences to all the Mawn family at this sad time.
    Mary and Bill Sullivan

  7. Our deepest sympathy to our friend Nancy (Claycomb) and her family members. You are all in our thoughts.

  8. Ralph & Barbara Martignetti

    Dearest Larry and Family,
    We are thinking about you with all our hearts and remembering you in our prayers. Our sincere condolences for the loss of your beautiful mother. May she now rest in peace.
    Lovingly, from your cousins Ralph and Barbara Martignetti from New York

  9. Larry: My heart goes out to you and your family on the passing of your mother. Please accept my sincere condolences.

  10. Sending my thoughts and prayers . Maybe not related but I think we are , my dad always felt close to your dad and mom . I’m sorry I won’t be able to attend the services but I want you to know you are in my prayers . Deb Mawn Hodges

  11. Maryann Dellinger

    May you rest in Eternal Peace. You were a joy
    to be around & gave so much to so many. Love
    You. Maryann Dellinger

  12. Barbara (Jensen) Saunders

    Mrs. Mawn was my girl scout leader, I have such fond memories of her teaching us how to sew and cook. She had the entire troop with their fathers to her beautiful home for a ‘fancy’ dinner one night. We went out during the holidays singing christmas carols. She was such a wonderful caring role model to us young girls. May she rest in peace.

  13. Barbara, so very sorry for your loss. Please be assured of my prayers for you and your family. God Bless

  14. Margarette Poillucci

    Your mother was someone who truly cared for people and whose light shown on everyone around her. She will be deeply missed. Take comfort in how much she, and your whole family is loved in these difficult times. – Love Margarette & Richard Poillucci

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