Marie B. (Dunn) Pabst

January 3, 2021

Marie B. (Dunn) Pabst

Marie B. (Dunn) Pabst. in Woburn, January 3rd, 2021 at ninety-nine years of age.  Beloved wife of the late Charles E. Pabst.  Cherished mother of Ann L. Coombs of Burlington, and the late David C. Pabst.  Dear sister of the late William Dunn and mother in law of the late John Coombs.  A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated in St. Anthony Church, 851 Main Street, Woburn on Wednesday afternoon, January 6th at 1 p.m.  Interment will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Winchester, MA. There are no calling hours.Those who are comfortable  in attending Marie’s Funeral Mass,  may enter the church through the LEFT front door of the Church.   Masks MUST be worn at all times, along with strict adherence to social distancing due to the current health crisis.

Marie B. (Dunn) Pabst, passed away at the Woburn Nursing Center , January 3rd, at the age of ninety nine, one month prior to her hundredth birthday. Marie was the beloved wife of the late Charles E. Pabst.  

Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late William and Louise (Murphy) Dunn.  Raised and educated in Winchester, Marie was a graduate of Winchester High School along with the Class of 1939.  

Through friends, Marie was introduced to Charlie Pabst.  They went to her Senior Prom together, which was the beginning of a relationship that spanned over fifty three years of marriage.

 Shortly after their marriage, and upon Charlie’s return home from the War,  they made a lovely home for themselves in North Woburn where they remained over the next fifty some odd years.  They brought a son and daughter into the world, to whom they were devoted.

Family vacations were always “down Maine!”  Booth Bay Harbor was the destination for several weeks in the summer and this has continued over the decades.  Marie’s professional career took her to Woburn Business School, which was located in downtown Woburn.  It was here that she taught typing, english and grammar for well over two decades, making sure that each secretary who graduated from there, excelled in all those areas.  

St. Anthony Parish is where the Pabst family not only went to church but were also very active in all their activities.  Marie was quite involved with the Seton Guild, helping out those in need, participated the many different activities that went on and was a daily participant at Mass, after her retirement for decades.  Marie and other parishioners had established a a rosary group, where either before or after Mass, they would together say the rosary making thoughtful remembrances of those who were in need of prayer.  Marie always enjoyed knitting and her children and friends were the proud recipients of beautiful sweaters and very warm mittens.  When it came to reading, Marie had no particular genre, but always enjoyed a ‘good book’ from beginning to end!  Throughout Marie’s life she enjoyed doing for others. Her love and dedication to her husband and two children was above all else, and she was so proud of them all.

Her sweet smile, and genuinely kind ways were always present.  Marie truly loved people and people loved her.  And for just about one hundred years Marie blessed us all with her unwavering faith, honesty and joy filled ways, that was such a pleasure to be around, right up to the end.

Sadly,  Marie was predeceased by her son David, husband Charlie, brother Bill Dunn and her parents.

 Marie is lovingly survived by her daughter and very best friend Ann Coombs of Burlington. A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated in St. Anthony Church, 851 Main Street, Woburn on Wednesday afternoon, January 6th at 1 p.m.  Interment will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Winchester, MA.  Remembrances may be made in honor of Marie to the Woburn Catholic Collabrative, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn, MA 01801.  Calling hours are private.  Those who are comfortable  in attending Marie’s Funeral Mass,  may enter the church through the LEFT front door of the Church.   Masks MUST be worn at all times, along with strict adherence to social distancing due to the current health crisis.

 

 

 

.A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated in St. Anthony Church, 851 Main Street, Woburn on Wednesday afternoon, January 6th at 1 p.m.  Interment will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Winchester, MA. Remembrances may be made in honor of Marie to the Woburn Catholic Collabrative, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn, MA 01801.  There are no calling hours. Those who are comfortable  in attending Marie’s Funeral Mass,  may enter the church through the LEFT front door of the Church.   Masks MUST be worn at all times, along with strict adherence to social distancing due to the current health crisis.

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  1. Ann,
    Sincere condolences to you and your family on the passing of your Mother. She was a delightful person and wonderful neighbor for over 60 years.
    The last several times I spoke with her I delivered greetings from David Dudley, former owner of the Ocean Point Inn, Boothbay, Maine, where your family vacationed for many years. He always said how much he enjoyed your annual visits.
    I knew David from our local YMCA. I’m certain you know that Sandi & I have retired to Boothbay. Enjoy the wonderful memories of your families visits here.
    Sincerely, Eric Hakanson

  2. Dear Ann, I grew up in N. Woburn and knew you when I was just a kid. I remember your Family so well. Your Mom was the sweetest Lady I ever met and she left me with loving memories of times gone by. I am so sorry for your loss but will remember you and your wonderful Family in my prayers. Wishing you love and peace now and always. justme..patty (lucas) padden

  3. Donna ( Stokes) Christie

    Ann: I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. She was a wonderful lady. I have so many fond memories growing up spending so much time at your house. I often think about playing the Beatles with you, me, my sister Diane and Tina and after your mom giving us her homemade iced tea. That was the best iced tea I have ever had. There are just so many memories that I will cherish. I hope that you find comfort in all the memories that you have of your wonderful mom.

  4. Jennifer Kurto (McKesson family)

    Ann: So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Hugs

  5. Ann even though I cannot be there you are in my thoughts and prayers. Your mom was the sweetest woman and I know she will be missed.

  6. Ann so sorry to hear about the passing of your mom.She was such a sweet person.May God watch over her.

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