Nancy M. (Winn) Gay

July 26, 2022

 Nancy M. (Winn) Gay

 Nancy M. (Winn) Gay – of Stoneham, formerly of Woburn, died peacefully, July 26th at her home with her devoted husband of 48 years, Robert W. Gay, by her side. She was sixty-nine years of age. Cherished sister of Michael Winn of Burlington, Jimmy Winn of FL, Beverly Nigro, her husband Paul of Ossipee, NH, Jane Winn of Ipswich and Sally Winn and Daniel McCaffrey of Portsmouth, NH. Loving daughter of the late Frank X. and Virginia (Rierdan) Winn. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Wednesday, August 3rd at 10 a.m. Interment to follow in Woodbrook Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to her calling hours from 4 – 7 p.m. Tuesday, in the funeral home.

It is with heavy hearts we publish Nancy M. (Winn) Gay, of Stoneham, formerly of Woburn, passed away peacefully, July 26, 2022 after a brief illness with cancer.  Nancy was the beloved wife of Robert “Bobby” W. Gay.  They lived happily in Stoneham for 48 years.

She will forever be remembered by her family:  Beverly M. (Winn) Nigro and her husband Paul of Ossipee, NH; Michael H. Winn of Burlington, MA; Jane Winn & Jim Titone of Ipswich; James F. Winn of West Palm Beach, FL and Sally A. (Winn) McCaffrey & her husband, Daniel (Digger) of Portsmouth, NH.  Nancy loved her nieces and nephews, Rachel M. Winn and her cherished daughter, Layla Mooney Winn of Woburn; James F. Winn and Kenndy M. Spinola and their beautiful children Julian and Jolie, of Woburn; Casey E. Winn of Hudson, NH and the late, loving Kyle Rierdan Winn.

Nancy was predeceased by her loving parents, Virginia (Rierdan) Winn and Francis X. Winn.  She was raised in Woburn, attended Woburn High School, loved being a cheerleader, and graduated in 1971.

In 1974, she married the love of her life and the boy next door, Bobby Gay.  Nancy loved tradition, entertaining, family holiday gatherings and having unforgettable parties that both Nancy and Bobby made every effort to ensure their friends/guests would have a memorable time.  They were a vibrant, loving couple.

Nancy worked in the Human Resource Department at the Winchester Hospital for many years and made many friends in her employment.  She was also a Jafra Cosmetics Manager for as long as we can remember and something we will so miss since she made great strides to have many of us, clients, friends & family, get together to enjoy a product and company and maintain our beauty at best!

Nancy was an avid golfer.  She was a member of the Women’s League at the Woburn Country Club where she enjoyed playing the game with her team and friends of many years.  For her mother’s birthday in October, Nancy, her mother and her sisters had an annual golf weekend trip to New Hampshire that lasted 35 years.  She always looked forward to her winter golf outings in Florida. 

Her easy going, fun loving and caring ways will truly be missed by all who knew her.

A Funeral Service will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Wednesday, August 3rd at 10 a.m. Interment to follow in Woodbrook Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to her calling hours from 4 – 7 p.m. Tuesday, in the funeral home.

A Funeral Service will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Wednesday, August 3rd at 10 a.m. Interment to follow in Woodbrook Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to her calling hours from 4 – 7 p.m. Tuesday, in the funeral home.

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  1. Deb Coen-Coder

    Nancy, I have 22 yrs of memories, stories, projects, laughter, tears, struggles, service award ceremonies, office holiday parties and get-togethers in HR at Winchester Hospital. You are the best and I always said you were like the sister I never had. I will miss you terribly!

  2. Venessa & family

    Nancy always welcomed us into her home. We will especially miss the Halloween open house her and Bob have every year.

  3. NO WORDS CAN EXPRESS THE SORRY ONE FEELS WHEN ONE PASSES. OUR HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES TO BOBBY AND HIS FAMILY AND THE WINN FAMILY. RIP NANCY

  4. Debbie Siciliano Pydynkowski

    I am shocked to hear this sad news. Will always remember the great times & trips we went on with Jafra. Rest in peace my dear friend.

  5. Bob and the entire Winn family, you are all in my thoughts and prayers. So sorry for your loss. Will never forget walking into the Red Parka Pub and being greeted by the Winn sisters.

  6. Nancy we met when we were in Jafra together and I have fond memories of u. Alway a smile and a helping hand. So sad to hear of your passing. Gail Swanson

  7. Bob,

    Sending thoughts and prayers your way, so sorry for your loss. My condolences to the Winn family at this time.

    Sincerely,
    Jim Monahan

  8. Maureen Bentz

    We are saddened to hear about Nancy’s passing, We share your sorrow. Our family will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Love Maureen, Denny, Sherri, Kristi, Kathleen, Joe and Johnathan

  9. Robert M. (Bob) Callahan

    Nancy was the most wonderful, kind, sweetest cousin that anyone could ever have. She lit up whatever room she was in. I will remember her fondly.

  10. Robert Connolly Jr

    Bobby, Jimmy, Michael, Beverly, Jane, Sally and families; Very sorry to hear of Nancy’s passing. I’ve been lucky to know the Winn families, as a long time Woburnite, and have many fond memories that go way back. I hope that your happy memories carry you through this sad and difficult times. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during these trying times. Sincerely, Bob Connolly Jr

  11. Marcia Simpson

    I know my words can’t ease your pain but I hope you know I am thinking of you, Bobby and the family. Please accept my most heartfelt and deepest condolences.
    She will be remembered for having great parties…& how fun it was being a bridesmaid with her for Karen & Mark Leavitt’s wedding! Take care Bobby, love Marcia Simpson

  12. Corrine Koutroubas Dubay

    Nancy, I am heartbroken. You are nessled in my heart. A dear friend, your family too, when we were young, so special to me. I will never forget you. You are with the angels and your parents now. I will miss you.

  13. Annmarie DiGiovanni

    My dear Friend Nancy. Ill never forgot the fun times we had traveling together. You will always be in my thoughts and prayers. I’ll truly miss you. Love you girl friend ❤️❤️🙏🏻🙏🏻 RIP

  14. Karen MacDonald

    My beautiful friend Nancy. I will always remember you like this pic. It was so much fun coming of age with you!!! The stories….
    We will all miss you
    All you need is love

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