Martha A. (McGowan) McDonough

July 29, 2022

Martha A. (McGowan) McDonough

Martha A. (McGowan) McDonough – a lifelong resident of Woburn, died peacefully, July 29th with her family by her side, 2 days shy of her 87th birthday. Beloved wife of 65 years to Thomas F. McDonough. Cherished mother of Elizabeth J. Lamb of Nashua, NH, Brian T. McDonough, his wife MaryJo of Scarborough, ME, Kevin R. McDonough of Woburn, Thomas F. McDonough, Jr., his wife Nancy of North Reading, Meg-Ann Meaney, her husband Brian of Woburn, and the late Amy L. Guadalupe. Treasured grandmother of, Martha Lamb, Brian and Anna McDonough, Colin and Molly McDonough, Sarah Maggio, Tyishia Guadalupe, Kerri and Michael Marshall, Derek and Kayla Pope, Bridget McDonough, and Jack and Connor Meaney; as well as to her great-grandchildren Cora Leigh, Caleb, and Brady. Sister of the late Thomas H. McGowan, Jr. and John B. McGowan, and A. Loretto Lynch and Mary E. Byron. A Funeral will be held in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn on Friday, August 5th at 11:30 a.m. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours prior to the Funeral Mass from 9:30-11:15 a.m. at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. Remembrances may be made in Martha’s memory to Catholic Television PO Box 9196, 34 Chestnut St., Watertown, MA 02471

Martha A. (McGowan) McDonough, a lifelong resident of Woburn, passed away on July 29th, 2022. Born in Woburn, she was the daughter of Thomas H. McGowan and A. Loretto McGowan. She graduated from Woburn High School (class of 1953) and from Emmanuel College (class of 1957). She married Thomas F. McDonough of Woburn with whom she recently celebrated her 65th wedding anniversary. She was a former employee of Sybase, Inc. and CMG Information Services.

Martha was pre-deceased by her daughter Amy L. (McDonough) Guadalupe and is survived by her daughters Elizabeth J. (McDonough) Lamb of Nashua, NH and Meg-Ann (McDonough) Meaney and her husband Brian of Woburn, her sons Brian T. McDonough and his wife MaryJo of Scarborough, ME, Kevin R. McDonough of Woburn, and Thomas F. McDonough, Jr. and his wife Nancy of North Reading, MA. Her love of her family was the greatest gift she shared and passed on to her grandchildren Martha Lamb, Brian and Anna McDonough, Colin and Molly McDonough, Sarah Maggio, Tyishia Guadalupe, Kerri and Michael Marshall, Derek and Kayla Pope, Bridget McDonough, and Jack and Connor Meaney; as well as to her great grandchildren Cora Leigh, Caleb, and Brady.

She was pre-deceased by her brothers Thomas H. McGowan, Jr. and John B. McGowan, and by her sisters A. Loretto Lynch and Mary E. Byron.

A Funeral will be held in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn on Friday, August 5th at 11:30 a.m. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours prior to the Funeral Mass from 9:30-11:15 a.m. at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. Remembrances may be made in Martha’s memory to Catholic Television PO Box 9196, 34 Chestnut St., Watertown, MA 02471

 

A Funeral will be held in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn on Friday, August 5th at 11:30 a.m. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours prior to the Funeral Mass from 9:30-11:15 a.m. at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. Remembrances may be made in Martha’s memory to Catholic Television PO Box 9196, 34 Chestnut St., Watertown, MA 02471

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  1. To the entire McDonough family. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. RIP Martha Godspeed

  2. Timothy Doherty

    I am so sorry for the passing of your Mother. Please accept my sincere condolences. Your mother always will have a warm and comforting smile. She will be extremely missed. I’m very sorry!

  3. To the McDonough family – I had the pleasure of working with Martha and her girls at Sybase many years ago. Oh the fun times we had! Martha was our receptionist and one of the best! Everyone was always greeted with a smile and always felt welcomed when she was around! I pray that God grant you all strength and comfort in the tough days ahead and that you hold the beautiful memories of Martha in your hearts ♥️ forever! Martha R.I.P. my dear friend!!

  4. Janet Beauchamp

    Kevin, Tommy and family. So sorry for the loss of your Mom. She was a beautiful lady, and know she will be missed by many. Sending love and prayers to all.
    Love ❤️ Janet and Jack Beauchamp

  5. Bob Connolly Jr

    Tom Sr., Betsy, Brian, Kevin, Tommy, Meg, and families; So sorry to hear of Martha’s passing. My family has so many fond memories of your family because of my mom and dad’s love for all of you. Martha was a tremendous woman with a great personality and sense of humor. She will be missed by everyone who were fortunate enough to know her. I pray that your many fond memories help you through this very sad time. Love, Bob Connolly Jr.

  6. Gerry and Maureen Fregeolle

    Dear Uncle Tom, Betsy, Kevin, Brian, Tommy and Meg,

    We are so very sorry for the pain you’re experiencing in saying goodbye to Aunt Martha.

    We will forever miss her infectious laughter, fabulous wit and sense of humor. It was always so much fun to visit with her or speak with her on the phone.

    Aunt Martha was a person I always admired. She was deeply devoted to her immediate and extended families. Firmly grounded in her faith in God, Martha demonstrated tremendous strength of character, stalwart in times of great challenges or profound sadness. She was a very special gracious, generous and highly intelligent lady. Rest in peace, my beloved Godmother.

  7. Jerome Gately Sr

    Tom and Family, sorry about the passing of Martha. Tom and Martha and my family were neighbors, and friends, for many years. Wishing you all comfort in the days ahead. May she Rest In Peace.
    Jerry Gately Sr & family

  8. Patrick Whelan

    My condolences to the family for their tremendous loss. May she rest peacefully and. Prayers for peace and healing.

  9. Rest in Peace Martha. A lovely, kind lady. My condolences to the whole family.
    Jayne Lee

  10. My deepest
    Condolences to the McDonough family. I have fond memories of your mom being so kind me as a kid. She raised a wonderful family with love and honor. May she Rest In Peace till we meet again.

  11. I’m so sad to hear of the loss of this wonderful woman, I had the pleasure of knowing Mrs. McDonough when I was younger and she always treated me so kind! I know she’s at peace and is watching over all of her loved ones! My deepest condolences to the McDonough family and all that knew and loved Mrs. Martha McDonough.🫂

  12. Jillian Murphy Silvius

    Dear McDonough family,
    Your mom was always so friendly and kind to me. You’re all in my prayers.

  13. Susan C Stark

    Dear Tom and all of McDonough family,

    I am so sorry to hear this news. Martha was such a dear friend to my parents, Anne and Bob. I have fond memories of Martha growing up. Martha was such a warm and loving person with a fantastic sense of humor.

    I hope your cherished memories and the support of your family and friends provide you all comfort.

    Rest in peace Martha.

    Much affection from all of us.

    Susan C Stark and family.

  14. margarette masotta

    Kevin, and your entire extended family, I send you heartfelt sorrow after reading of your mother’s passing. A wonderful woman along with your dad. Take care of yourself and each other who is affected by this great loss. With prayer margarette masotta

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