PHYLLIS M. (O’DOHERTY) McGUERTY

November 6, 2022

PHYLLIS M. (O’DOHERTY) McGUERTY

 Phyllis M. (O’Doherty) McGuerty – of Chelmsford, formerly of Winchester, died peacefully, November 6th at ninety years of age. Loving mother of Lynda M. Allen, her husband Robert J. of Westford and George A. McGuerty Jr., his wife Asma of Billerica. Proud grandmother of Dylan and Casey Allen. Dear friend and former wife of the late George “Al” McGuerty. Treasured sister of John O’Doherty of Woburn and the late Rose Dunleavy, and Hugh, Thomas, and Philip O’Doherty. Also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, on Saturday, Nov. 12th at 10 a.m. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours, prior to the Mass, from 8:30-9:45 a.m. Saturday, in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, MA 01801. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of ones choice.

Phyllis M. (O’Doherty) McGuerty – of Chelmsford, formerly of Winchester, died peacefully, November 6th at ninety years of age.

Born and raised in Winchester, Phyllis was the daughter of the late Hugh and Mary (McGowan) O’Doherty. She attended St. Charles School in Woburn and was a graduate of St. Charles High School, class of 1950.

After high school, Phyllis began her career working in Boston as a Secretary then moving on to work at high tech companies, spending many years at Hewlett-Packard, followed by Executive Assistant positions finally retiring from Eliot Community Human Services in 2006.

Phyllis enjoyed traveling, especially to her second home in New Hampshire lovingly coined “up country”. There were many international trips, cruises and visits to friends and relatives. She had a passion for adventure and was always planning the next one. She loved getting together with family and friends and would never pass up a party.

 Phyllis was an avid reader, talented seamstress and gardener. Everyone who knew her will undoubtedly have a memory of her that will bring a smile to their face. She was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend who dedicated her life to her family. She will be deeply missed.

Loving mother of Lynda M. Allen, her husband Robert J. of Westford and George A. McGuerty Jr., his wife Asma of Billerica. Proud grandmother of Dylan and Casey Allen. Dear friend and former wife of the late George “Al” McGuerty. Treasured sister of John O’Doherty of Woburn and the late Rose Dunleavy, and Hugh, Thomas, and Philip O’Doherty. Also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews. 

 A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, on Saturday, Nov. 12th at 10 a.m. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours, prior to the Mass, from 8:30-9:45 a.m. Saturday, in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, MA 01801. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice. 

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, on Saturday, Nov. 12th at 10 a.m. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours, prior to the Mass, from 8:30-9:45 a.m. Tuesday, in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, MA 01801. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of ones choice.

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  1. Jeanne Marie Pittman

    Aunt Phyllis was an amazing lady and a very special aunt. We loved her smile and her great sense of humor. She was always fun to be around. And she helped personally so much when I was a troubled kid. She will be grately missed!

  2. Helen Murphy McLaughlin

    Dear Phyllis,
    In the very long ago, what memories we compiled and what adventures we shared as classmates at St. Charles High School! Long since, every ten years anyway, we would gather together to celebrate the anniversaries of ours and most young people’s great rite of passage – high school graduation. Occasionally, between these observances, you would summon us, still living nearby, “home” for a visit, to meet and remember once more times that used to be and to update one another about the “now” of our lives.
    Thank you, Phyllis, for long being a part of all this. May you now rest in peace, dear FRIEND.
    Helen Murphy McLaughlin

  3. Phyllis was know to us for her signature smile. She knew how to make a good joke and how to take one without offense.
    Her warm smile warmed many hearts.
    She was greatfull and gracious. We will miss you at CX.
    One of the residents that showed many greatfullness.
    To the family…
    Your love and attention was outstanding. You will be rewarded.
    Sleep on phyllis.
    Heaven gained another angel.

  4. Oh the stories we have heard! You are someone who doesn’t need a “do-over” for their lives. Asma and George were blessed to have you and you to have them.

  5. Jackie & Tom Whelan

    Thinking of you George & Asma and sending lots of love. Phyllis was a hot ticket!!! She will truly be missed! We know she is smiling over you both from heaven.

  6. My dearest friend Phyllis. We had a great time together over the years and enjoyed our travels and the fun and laughs will stay with me always.

  7. Asma and George,

    My heart is breaking for you. I’m praying for you and hoping you’ll find some comfort. Phyllis was truly blessed to have you two always by her side❤️

  8. Roberta Goldman-wilkinson

    Lynda, Rob, Dylan and Casey,
    Phyllis was an amazing mother and grandmother who truly loved life. “Mimi” was such a wonderful grandmother to Dylan and Casey, and she was an adopted grandmother to our children during her visits to Brewster. She taught all of us how to live life. May she now rest in peace. Bob, Roberta, Sarah, Robbie and Julia

  9. Remembering all our “fun times” together especially when you came to visit us in Florida.

    Sally was so pleased to find out I had “fun Aunts” not teetotalers !!!

    I am sure you are both up there telling jokes and sharing laughs together.

    You are forever in our hearts and will be truly missed.

    Your nieces,
    Karen and Sally.

  10. My love and prayers for you guys.
    Phyllis was such a wonderful Aunt she always had a smile on her face.
    She will be dearly missed ❤️
    Love Patty Gay

  11. Lisette McDowell

    Dear sweet Phyllis. I knew you from afar, but felt I knew you close. May you rest now and be with loved ones.

  12. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family. Love you George and Azma! You guys were always there for her.

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