Rosalie J. (McGuerty) Garvey

February 21, 2021

Rosalie J. (McGuerty) Garvey

Rosalie J. (McGuerty) Garvey – formerly of Woburn, MA passed away in Hampton, NH on February 21, 2021. Beloved wife of the late Robert “Bobby” Garvey.  Loving mother of Robert M. Garvey, Jr., his wife Laurie of New Orleans, LA and Suzanne (Garvey) Connell, her husband Todd of Hampton, NH.  Loving Grandmother of six grandchildren; Austin, Jonathan, Bobby, Peri, Sarah & Charlotte.  Devoted Aunt to Ann and Ellen Murphy and many other loving nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to Rosalie’s Funeral Mass, Friday, February 26th at 11:30 a.m., in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn. The church is limited to 100 people. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Winchester. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, close family and friends are invited to briefly pay their respects prior to the Funeral Mass from 10– 11:15 a.m., in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St., Woburn.  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. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made in honor of Rosalie’s name to Dementia Society of America, Post Office Box 600, Doylestown, PA 18901 USA

 Rosalie “Lee” (McGuerty) Garvey – formerly of Woburn, MA passed away in Hampton, NH on February 21, 2021 at the age of ninety. Beloved wife of the late Robert “Bobby” Garvey. 

Born in and raised in Woburn, Lee was the daughter of the late Charles V. McGuerty, Sr. and Matilda (Callahan) McGuerty.  She grew up and spent most of her life in Woburn, MA where she attended Woburn High School and was her class secretary and a cheerleader.  On a bus going to cheer at a football game is where she met the man of her dreams and future husband, Bobby. They dated, quickly fell in love and soon married.  While Bob served overseas in the military Lee attended business school in Boston and worked as a secretary and later for the City of Woburn’s Board of Health for many years.  After returning home from Japan she and Bob adopted two children, Suzanne and Robert “Bob” Jr. She cherished her family.

As a child Lee enjoyed spending her summers in Sandwich, NH and Squam Lake.  Later in life she and Bob bought a home in Hampton NH where she spent all of her summers with her children and made deep connections with her neighbors.  She was known for having lovely “beach parties” for all her extended family and friends.

Lee also loved to cook and bake and she was excellent at both. She would insist you had to eat well beyond being full. Her son, Bob, actually sold her “chocolate squares” to friends for spending money in grade school.

We will always cherish the memories of mom and dad hosting holiday dinners and attending the Halloween parade with all the aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and close neighbors, she loved that! She also adored all animals and of course spending time with her grandchildren.

At the end, Lee fought a tough fight with dementia which ultimately claimed her life on February 21, 2021.  She was with her son, daughter, son-in-law and grandson Bobby which did bring a smile to her face.  We will forever remember her beauty, smile and kindness to all. 

May she rest in peace with our dad for eternity.  She will be missed immensely and loved forever!

Loving mother of Robert M. Garvey, Jr., his wife Laurie of New Orleans, LA and Suzanne (Garvey) Connell, her husband Todd of Hampton, NH.  Loving Grandmother of six grandchildren; Austin, Jonathan, Bobby, Peri, Sarah & Charlotte.  Dear sister to the late Charles McGuerty, Jr., Claire Horgan and Ruth Murphy. Devoted Aunt to Ann and Ellen Murphy and many other loving nieces and nephews. 

Relatives and friends are invited to Rosalie’s Funeral Mass, Friday, February 26th at 11:30 a.m., in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn. The church is limited to 100 people. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Winchester. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, close family and friends are invited to briefly pay their respects prior to the Funeral Mass from 10– 11:15 a.m., in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St., Woburn.  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. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made in honor of Rosalie’s name to Dementia Society of America, Post Office Box 600, Doylestown, PA 18901 USA

Relatives and friends are invited to Rosalie’s Funeral Mass, Friday, February 26th at 11:30 a.m., in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn. The church is limited to 100 people. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Winchester. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, close family and friends are invited to briefly pay their respects prior to the Funeral Mass from 10– 11:15 a.m., in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St., Woburn.  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. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made in honor of Rosalie’s name to Dementia Society of America, Post Office Box 600, Doylestown, PA 18901 USA

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  1. Dr Robert J. Ferullo

    Suzanne and family: my condolences and empathy on the passing of your mother. She and Bobby were my high school classmates and friends.

  2. Lois (Sullivan) Surette

    We are very sad to hear of your mom’s passing. She is now in Heaven enjoying “Club” with her girls: Berenice, Eileen and Mary. Peg Callahan is still going strong so we hear from family. God Bless

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