Mary E. (Connolly) Canney

April 15, 2020

Mary E. (Connolly) Canney

Mary E. (Connolly) Canney –  in Woburn, April 15th at eighty seven years of age.  Mother of John J. “Sean” Canney Jr,  his children Patrick J., Michael C. , Samantha N. and Mary E. Kirk and her children Leah and Cheyenne of NH.  Dear sister of the late Martin “Marty”,  John F. “Franny”, and Patrick J. Connolly.  Cherished nieces and nephews,  Marion and Joseph Armstrong, and family of Winchester, Joyce and Larry Orscillo, and family of Stoneham, the late Michael and Donna Connolly, and family of CA, and Kathleen Buonarosa, and family of Martha’s Vineyard. Due to the current situation we are experiencing with the Corona Virus, arrangements are private and under the direction of the Lynch – Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn.  In honor of Mary, remembrances may be made to St. Charles Church, 8 Summer Street, Woburn, MA 01801.

Mary E. (Connolly) Canney– died peacefully, Monday morning April 15th at the Lahey Clinic, after being stricken with the Corona Virus.  Mary was eighty-seven years of age.

Born in Woburn, Mary was the beloved daughter of Irish immigrants, the late Martin M. and Delia (Flaherty) Connolly. Raised in the South End of the city, Mary grew up with her three brothers. Attending St. Charles Elementary School, Mary was a proud graduate of St. Charles High School, along with the Class of 1950.

Over the years Mary remained close with her high school  “chums” and was always in attendance at the Reunions. Mary moved to North Woburn after her marriage and there she settled into her home, where her focus was her children!  A devoted mother,  Mary followed and participated in all of Sean and Mary’s activities, socially, educationally and any other way possible.

For many years, Mary worked for New England Telephone. When she wasn’t working, Mary dedicated her life and time to her family. Mary took great pride in her children, their families and all their accomplishments.

Mary was very, very, proud of her Irish heritage!  From the time she arrived into this world, until she passed away on Monday, she was an Irishman through and through. From when Mary was a child, she not only had a grasp of her culture, but she was also introduced and learned how to speak Gaelic , and the Irish Set dance. Her travels to Ireland were many, where she had many opportunities to visit with all her family members there.  The Irish Village at the Cape was always lots of fun when she would travel there with her family and a whole a host of friends, year after year.

Mary also shared a very special relationship with her dear nieces, nephews and their families.  Out to dinner,  attending their activities both educationally, academically, graduations and weddings!  And again, with her great nieces and nephews! Mary’s life was full.  She was a strong woman, who shared her great faith, love and devotion with God, and her family.

Sadly, Mary was predeceased by her parents, Martin and Delia along with her brothers Martin “Marty”,  John F. “Franny”, and Patrick J. Connolly, and nephew Michael Connolly.

Mary is the mother of John J. “Sean” Canney Jr,  his children Patrick J., Michael C. , Samantha N. and Mary E. Kirk and her children Leah and Cheyenne of NH. Cherished Aunt of,  Marion and Joseph Armstrong, and family of Winchester, Joyce and Larry Orscillo, and family of Stoneham, Donna Connolly, and family of CA, and Kathleen Buonarosa, and family of Martha’s Vineyard.

Due to the current situation we are experiencing with the Corona Virus, arrangements are private and under the direction of the Lynch – Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn.  In honor of Mary, remembrances may be made to St. Charles Church, 8 Summer Street, Woburn, MA 01801.

Due to the current situation we are experiencing with the Corona Virus, arrangements are private and under the direction of the Lynch – Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn.  In honor of Mary, remembrances may be made to St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, MA.

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  1. Maura Varney

    Dear Sean and family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Take care,

    Maura

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