MARY F. (WAITTE) LANE

September 15, 2022

MARY F. (WAITTE) LANE

Mary F. (Waitte)Lane – of Stoneham, died peacefully, September 15th, at the age of 83. Beloved wife of the late Bernard J. Lane. Devoted mother of James Lane, his wife Stacey of Norwood, Kelly Lane Ferretti, her husband Steven of Wakefield, Stacey Dodge, her husband Thomas of Melrose and Susan Lane of Stoneham. Cherished grandmother of Richard, Maxwell, and Harrison Lane, Michael Long, Jonathan Dodge, his wife Mellissa, and Brian Dodge and great-grandmother of Luna Lane. Dear sister of the late Margaret FarnkoffRelatives and friends are kindly invited to pay their respects on Wednesday, Sept. 21st  from 4-7 p.m. in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. All other services are private.Remembrances may be made in Mary’s honor to the to the MSPCA at Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844.

Mary Frances (Waitte) Lane was born April 15, 1939 in Boston. She was the daughter of Mary F. (Millerick) Waitte and Frank Brackett Waitte. She had an older sister, Margaret.  She married her childhood sweetheart, Bernie Lane at the age of nineteen.  Mary gave birth to four children, James, Kelly, Stacey and Susan.  The young couple, both of whom grew up in Charlestown, moved to Stoneham in 1967, only a few months after the birth of their fourth child.

Mary was a homemaker for many years but after caring for her father during cancer treatment she felt that she could help others too.  She attended Northeast Regional Vocational School in Wakefield and became an LPN. Her first job was at the New England Memorial Hospital, where she worked on the orthopedic surgery ward. Later, she attended Middlesex Community College where she attained her RN degree.

Mary was a highly compassionate person when it came to people and animals.  Through out her life, she would not hesitate to save any animal she came across.  She was a volunteer for P.A.W.S., a local cat rescue group.  She especially loved the many cats she had over the years. 

After retirement, she spent much of her time caring for her grandchildren, with whom she found joy. She enjoyed crafts, collecting Christmas ornaments and decorating for the holidays. She enjoyed camping with her husband, Bernie and both were members of North American Family Campers Association.

Beloved wife of the late Bernard J. Lane. Devoted mother of James Lane, his wife Stacey of Norwood, Kelly Lane Ferretti, her husband Steven of Wakefield, Stacey Dodge, her husband Thomas of Melrose and Susan Lane of Stoneham. Cherished grandmother of Richard, Maxwell, and Harrison Lane, Michael Long, Jonathan Dodge, his wife Mellissa, and Brian Dodge and great-grandmother of Luna Lane. Dear sister of the late Margaret Farnkoff

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to pay their respects on Wednesday, Sept. 21st  from 4-7 p.m. in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. All other services are private. Remembrances may be made in Mary’s honor to the to the MSPCA at Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844.

 

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to pay their respects on Wednesday, Sept. 21st  from 4-7 p.m. in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. All other services are private.Remembrances may be made in Mary’s honor to the to the MSPCA at Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844.

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  1. Dear Kelly,

    My condolences to you and to your family. I lost my mother last year, Sept. 16th 2021. Your mother was a strong and lovely lady. I enjoyed seeing her and chatting with her over the years at Almys and more recently at Marshalls.
    A beautiful, family loving woman. May she rest in peace.

    Linda F. Barth

  2. Kelly, Steve & Family:

    I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of Mary. I am grateful I was able to get to know her even though it has been many years since last seeing her. I am keeping you all in my thoughts during this very difficult time.

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