NANCY (YOUNGCLAUS) MACE – CLAFLIN

March 9, 2024

NANCY (YOUNGCLAUS) MACE – CLAFLIN

Nancy (Youngclaus) Mace-Claflin – Of Woburn, passed away peacefully at her home, with her family by her side, Friday, March 9th, at the age of 84.  Beloved wife of the late James J. Mace, Jr. and later to the late Robert E. Claflin. Devoted mother of the late James J. Mace, III, Susan Hazel of Salem, NH, Thomas Mace and his wife Jody of Woburn, Paul Mace and his wife Diane of Billerica.  Dear sister of the late Albert Youngclaus and his wife Emily from Woburn.  Cherished  “Nani” of Kimberly Hazel Brynes and husband Peter of Florida, Scott Hazel, Jr of Burlington, Mass, Brian Hazel and wife Nicole of Stratham, NH, Jennifer Mace Irwin and husband Keith of Woburn, Thomas Mace and wife Stacie of Tewksbury, David Mace of Billerica, Amanda Mace of Billerica and Ashley Mace of Billerica.  Blessed with being a great-grandmother “GG” to Peter, Connor and Matthew Brynes of Florida, Gavin and Luke Irwin of Woburn and Olivia Hazel of Stratham NH.  Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.  A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated on Saturday, March 16 in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, Mass at 10 am.  Interment will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery,Woburn.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours, Friday, March 15th, from 4-7 p.m. in the LYNCH-CANTILLON FUNERAL HOME, 263 Main Street, Woburn, Mass 01801.  

Nancy (Youngclaus) Mace-Claflin passed away peacefully with her family at her home in Woburn Friday, March 9, at the age of 84.  She was the beloved wife of the late James J. Mace, Jr and later to the late Robert E. Claflin of Woburn.  

Born in Boston and raised in Mattapan, she was a daughter of the late Albert T. Youngclaus and Winifred (Kelleher) Youngclaus.  She was a graduate of Mount Saint Joseph Academy and graduated from Cardinal Cushing College in Brookline, Mass.  

She was a loving and dedicated homemaker for her four children.   Eventually worked as an Executive Assistant at the corporate office at Lechmere, Amp Keyboard Technology and then LDG Re-Insurance Agency and later in life at St. Anthony’s Rectory in Woburn. Nancy was very family oriented and enjoyed creating home cooked meals for her friends, family and social gatherings.   She enjoyed traveling, especially to Florida in the winters and New Hampshire and Maine in the summers.  Nancy was a one of a kind soul.  She was an avid beach goer and enjoyed many summers relaxing with a nice glass of wine.   She will be remembered for her vibrant personality, quick witt and special gift to connect with people.   

Devoted mother of the late James J. Mace, III of Woburn, Susan Hazel of Salem, NH, Thomas Mace and his wife Jody of Woburn, Paul Mace and his wife Diane of Billerica.  Dear sister of the late Albert Youngclaus and his wife Emily from Woburn.  Cherished grandmother, “Nani” of Kimberly Hazel Brynes and husband Peter of Florida, Scott Hazel, Jr of Burlington, Mass, Brian Hazel and wife Nicole of Stratham, NH, Jennifer Mace Irwin and husband Keith of Woburn, Thomas Mace and wife Stacie of Tewksbury.  David Mace of Billerica, Amanda Mace of Billerica, and Ashley Mace of Billerica.  Blessed with being a Great Grandmother “GG” to Peter, Connor and Matthew Brynes of Florida, Gavin and Luke Irwin of Woburn and Olivia Hazel of Stratham NH.  Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.   

A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated on Saturday, March 16 in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, Mass at 10 am.  Interment will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery,Woburn.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours, Friday, March 15th, from 4-7 p.m. in the LYNCH-CANTILLON FUNERAL HOME, 263 Main Street, Woburn, Mass 01801.  

A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated on Saturday, March 16 in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, Mass at 10 am.  Interment will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery,Woburn.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours, Friday, March 15th, from 4-7 p.m. in the LYNCH-CANTILLON FUNERAL HOME, 263 Main Street, Woburn, Mass 01801.  

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  1. Paul,
    So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. To my best friend my mom she will be missed more than I can ever say in words happy birthday today would have been 85 and I never thought you wouldn’t have made it and many more . You were everything and more the best the one who kept me going all these years especially after dad passed, you will be for ever in my memories and heart, and I’m sure you are in a better place lighting up everyone up there . Love you always

  3. Sorry for your loss. Nancy was my favorite landscape client and will miss our conversations.

    Sincere Condolences,
    John Silva

  4. Anne Decubellis

    Nancy, my dear friend, I will miss you, but remember fondly our chats n laughing till tears fell. You are with Jimmy, Jimmy Jr n Bob now n dancing up a storm. Be happy n healthy again. Hugs.

  5. Carol Booker Lecesse

    I’m so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She always brought a beautiful and bright smile into a room. God bless her. Sending prayers and love to all of you.

  6. Kathy Flanders

    sorry for the lose of you mom. my sincere condolences. she will always be in our heart and our Earth Angel forever.

  7. Fr john carroll

    Nancy was a person with a bright personality and enjoyed life. She was a dear friend. She loved her family dearly. My thoughts and prayers to you all . God bring her home

  8. Maryann and Tom Byrnes

    Thank you for being a part of our lives Nancy.
    We will miss you and your joyful heart.
    Always,
    Maryann and Tom Byrnes

  9. I have known Nancy since I moved here 34 years ago. She had such a great and loving heart
    She lived life to the fullest and anyone who knew her loved her.
    Nancy RIP
    You will be truly missed
    Love you

  10. Some memories of Nancy , she hosted a surprise baby shower for my mom the month before I was born . Mom felt her love and asked her to be my godmother. I remember spending hours swimming in her pool she taught me how to swim . On rainy or snowy days Paul and I would get a ride in the old black car and she would make jokes that the car was going to break down and we wouldn’t have to go to school. The day I got married she and Jim drove us from the reception back to Chester Ave. She gave us marriage advice and kept us laughing. Nancy was a very special person kind , loving and full of fun . I will never forget her Tom, Susan , Paul and to her whole family my heart goes out to you . I am so sorry for your loss. Sending love and prayers as you go through this difficult time . Love , Brenda Pepe Cordeau

  11. Stephen Cumming

    God needed you more, so he has held your hand to heaven. I’ll miss you and thank you for being part of my life for so long. When you get to heaven tell Jimmy I miss him

  12. Jodi and Dave George

    Sorry to hear of the passing of Nancy Tommy & Jody. She was such a great person. Our condolences to your family. xoxo

  13. Mary Lee O'Grady

    Nancy was one of our “Sunday Mass 9:00 a.m. group. We’d go to Mass and then to Dunkins: She was always fun and we enjoyed our time with her. Mary Lee

  14. Susan Novia Cone

    To Nancy’s family…
    Saddened to read of your Mom’s passing.
    I remember her fondly as a regular client at my parents beauty salon. She was always a bright spot and such a warm, friendly lady that we enjoyed seeing for many years. My heartfelt sympathy to all of you, as you go through this very hard time.
    Sincerely,
    Susan Novia Cone

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