Ann T. “Nancy” (McHugh) Treacy

November 20, 2020

Ann T. “Nancy” (McHugh) Treacy

 

Ann T. “Nancy” (McHugh) Treacy– of Hawaii, formerly of Woburn, Friday, November 20th at ninety years of age. Beloved wife of the late Robert E. “Bob” Treacy. Devoted mother of Robert E. Treacy, Jr., his wife Barbara of Peabody, John V. Treacy, his wife Adrienne of Olympia, WA, Janet M. Macdonald, her husband Kevin of Woburn, and the late Ann Marie Silverstein, her surviving husband Steven of Plymouth. Dear sister of the late Charles, John, Louis, Vincent and James McHugh and the late Lorraine (McHugh) Rochleau, and the late Rita (McHugh) Bird . Very special Nana to Erin Solovey, her husband Edward of Brookline, Rebecca Romani, her husband Michael of Beverly, Denise Treacy, her companion Paul Weidel of North Andover, Treacy Silbaugh, her husband Owen of Wakefield, Stephanie and Heather Silverstein of Honolulu, HI, Brian Silverstein of Dorchester, and Great-Nana to Jaclyn, Kailah, Lia, Mira, Sophia, Hudson, Owen and Brendan. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.  A Funeral Mass will be held in St. Barbara’s Parish, 138 Cambridge Rd, Woburn, on Wednesday, November 25that 10 A.M. Interment to follow in Calvary Cemetery. Those who feel comfortable are invited to briefly pay their respects on Tuesday, November 24th at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St., Woburn. Those who are 65 and older or experiencing any health problems are invited to come between 3-4 p.m., with the general public invited between 4-6 p.m. All attending are asked to enter through the front door of the funeral home and exit through the back door. Masks MUST be worn at all times, along with strict adherence to social distancing. Donations may be made in Ann’s memory to St Barbara’s Parish, 138 Cambridge Rd. Woburn, MA 01801

Ann T. “Nancy” (McHugh) Treacy, age 90, of Honolulu, Hawaii and Woburn, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 20 with family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert E. Treacy for 68 years. 

Nancy was born May 18, 1930 to Louise and Charles McHugh. She grew up in Woburn, the youngest of eight children. The house was always full of family and friends. Nancy grew up watching her older brothers play football, including John and Vinny, who played for the Shamrocks. She developed a love of the game that remained with her for her entire life. Sadly, her father died at age 46, and John and Vinny were lost in World War II, but she always carried their memory in her heart.

Nancy attended Woburn Public Schools and graduated in 1947 from Woburn High School. After the war she met the love of her life, Bob. They married in 1949 at the Immaculate Conception Church in Winchester and began a beautiful life together. They both had a love of dancing and football, and would dance at various venues in the Woburn area. They started their family in 1952, while living in Medford, and moved to Woburn in 1955, where they raised their four children. Nancy was a devoted mother, volunteering as a Sunday School teacher, Cub Scout Mom and Brownie Troop Leader. Each year, their family spent the summer at White Horse Beach in Plymouth, while Bob commuted back and forth to Boston.

Family dinners were a special time for Nancy. She would cook for her entire family, up to 20 people at a time. She continued this tradition throughout her life, and always found a way, with a growing family, for everyone to have a seat at the table. Her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren meant the world to Nancy. Nothing brought a bigger smile to her face than holding the newest member of the family in her arms. She led by example that family always comes first. 

Nancy and Bob retired to Hawaii in 1986, but continued to come home to Woburn and Plymouth to spend the summers and Christmas with their family. In Hawaii, they formed lasting relationships with a group of friends who shared their passion for dancing. They danced at various venues in the Honolulu area, their favorite being the Honolulu Elks Lodge No. 616, where Bob was a 25-year member. 

Nancy was a woman of great faith. She and Bob were parishioners at Saint Barbara Parish in Woburn, Saint Bonaventure Parish in Plymouth and Sts. Peter and Paul in Honolulu.

Beloved wife of the late Robert E. “Bob” Treacy. Devoted mother of Robert E. Treacy, Jr., his wife Barbara of Peabody, John V. Treacy, his wife Adrienne of Olympia, WA, Janet M. Macdonald, her husband Kevin of Woburn, and the late Ann Marie Silverstein, her surviving husband Steven of Plymouth. Dear sister of the late Charles, John, Louis, Vincent and James McHugh and the late Lorraine (McHugh) Rochleau, and the late Rita (McHugh) Bird . Very special Nana to Erin Solovey, her husband Edward of Brookline, Rebecca Romani, her husband Michael of Beverly, Denise Treacy, her companion Paul Weidel of North Andover, Treacy Silbaugh, her husband Owen of Wakefield, Stephanie Silverstein and Heather Silverstein of Honolulu, HI, Brian Silverstein of Dorchester, and Great-Nana to Jaclyn, Kailah, Lia, Mira, Sophia, Hudson, Owen and Brendan. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass will be held in St. Barbara Parish, 138 Cambridge Rd., Woburn, on Wednesday, November 25 at 10 a.m. Interment to follow in Calvary Cemetery. Those who feel comfortable are invited to briefly pay their respects on Tuesday, November 24 at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St., Woburn. Those who are 65 and older or experiencing any health problems are invited to come between 3-4 p.m., with the general public invited between 4-6 p.m. All attending are asked to enter through the front door of the funeral home and exit through the back door. Masks MUST be worn at all times, along with strict adherence to social distancing. Donations may be made in Ann’s memory to St. Barbara’s Parish, 138 Cambridge Rd. Woburn, MA 01801.

A Funeral Mass will be held in St. Barbara’s Parish, 138 Cambridge Rd, Woburn, on Wednesday, November 25that 10 A.M. Interment to follow in Calvary Cemetery. Those who feel comfortable are invited to briefly pay their respects on Tuesday, November 24th at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St., Woburn. Those who are 65 and older or experiencing any health problems are invited to come between 3-4 p.m., with the general public invited between 4-6 p.m. All attending are asked to enter through the front door of the funeral home and exit through the back door. Masks MUST be worn at all times, along with strict adherence to social distancing. Donations may be made in Ann’s memory to St Barbara’s Parish, 138 Cambridge Rd. Woburn, MA 01801

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  1. Patricia Tierney

    Dear Janet,
    I am sorry for you, your brothers and all the Treacy family on the death of the matriarch. I know how you loved her. May she rest in peace with your Dad and sister. Patti

  2. To Janet and all of the family, our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. How blessed you were to have her in your lives for so many wonderful years. I know what a loving and devoted family she leaves behind but she also leaves a wonderful legacy of love and the true meaning of family. This year has certainly taught us all that family is everything. Wendi and Ed Jewett

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