CELESTE M. “SMOO” (SPENCER) GARRITY

March 11, 2024

CELESTE M. “SMOO” (SPENCER) GARRITY

Her Funeral Mass will be live streamed via this link —> https://sccwoburn.org/livestream on Friday, March 22nd at 10 a.m.

 

 

Celeste M. “Smoo” (Spencer) Garrity – of Woburn, died peacefully, March 11th, at seventy-eight years of age. Beloved wife of the late George Garrity.  Proud mother of Cheryl Doby, her husband Marcus of Woburn, Robert Smith, his significant other Angelica Martos of NH, Michael Garrity, his wife Kara of Braintree, David Garrity of Saugus, and the late John Smith,IV.  Dear sister of Robert Spencer, Dotty Brown, Christine Nagle, Kathy Tillotson and the late Lucy Nagle, Jean Phillips, Patty, George, and Philip Spencer. Loving “Big Nana” of Krystal, Spencer, John,IV, Stephen, Marcus, Kortni, Matthew, Sam and Kelcey, along with five great grandchildren. “Smoo” is also survived by many dear nieces, nephews, and friends.A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated on Friday, March 22nd at 10 a.m. in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10.  Interment will be conducted in Calvary Cemetery, 686 Washington Street, Winchester. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to Calling hours, Thursday, March 21st, from 4- 7 p.m. in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. Remembrances made be made to honor Celeste M. Garrity, to the Alzheimers Association,  309 Waverly Road, Waltham, MA.

Celeste M (Spencer) Garrity
- A Woburnite, born September 22,1945 passed away peacefully on March 11th, surrounded by her family at Glenridge Nursing Facility after several years of battling Alzheimer’s.

Celeste was the wife of the late George Garrity of Woburn. She was one of 10 children of Celeste Spencer (Nagle) and Robert Spencer of Woburn. She is survived by her brother and sisters, Robert Spencer of Wilmington, Dorothy Brown of NC, Christine Nagle of Woburn, and Cathy Tillotson of Indiana.   She was preceded in death by her sisters Jean Phillips and Lucy Nagle, brothers George Spencer, Pat Spencer, and Phillip Spencer. She was the loving mother of the late John Henry Smith IV, Robert Smith and partner Angelica of Barnstead, NH and Cheryl Doby and husband Marcus Doby of Woburn, Michael Garrity and family of Braintree and David Garrity of Wakefield. Sister in-law of Theresa Smith of Burlington

 She is survived by her grandchildren John H. Smith V of Colorado, Krystal Castle and Husband Demetrius of Nh, Stephen Smith and wife Teresa of Nh, Marcus Doby of Woburn, Ma, Spencer Smith of NH and Kortni Doby of Woburn, Matthew, Sam and Kelcey of Braintree. She is also survived by 5 great grandchildren Serenity, DJ, Pheobe, Ellie and Trevor. 

 She was raised in Woburn and graduated from Woburn High School.  Celeste started her early career working in the bank in Boston but decided that was not her kind of work.  She decided to become a house cleaner first working at Howard Johnson’s in Burlington then to private homes for over 20 years. She then worked at Lechmere Accounting in Woburn, Kraft General Foods to her last job at North Reading Transportation.   She retired to be a devoted wife and care for her ailing husband.



Celeste loved Irish Music especially Noel Henry.  She traveled to Ireland on her dream trip with her sisters.  She loved St Patrick’s Day and the Halloween Parade. She always had big gatherings for these 2 days. She didn’t care if you showed up with a chair to watch the parade, she would make you a spot and offer you a plate to fix you a meal.  You could always count on her throwing candy at the Halloween parade or feeding you a delicious Corned Beef and cabbage for Saint Patrick’s Day.  

Celeste was a devoted mother to her children and even more to her grandchildren and great grandchildren that she cherished.  

Celeste was known as a dedicated woman who was well known in the Woburn community as someone would do anything for anyone, always lending hand, offering a meal, and never said no if asked for help. Celeste will be sorely missed by all. 


A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated on Friday, March 22nd at 10 a.m. in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10.  Interment will be conducted in Calvary Cemetery, 686 Washington Street, Winchester. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to Calling hours, Thursday, March 21st, from 4- 7 p.m. in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. Remembrances made be made to honor Celeste M. Garrity, to the Alzheimers Association,  309 Waverly Road, Waltham, MA.

A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated on Friday, March 22nd at 10 a.m. in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10.  Interment will be conducted in Calvary Cemetery, 686 Washington Street, Winchester. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to Calling hours, Thursday, March 21st, from 4- 7 p.m. in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. Remembrances made be made to honor Celeste M. Garrity, to the Alzheimers Association,  309 Waverly Road, Waltham, MA.

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  1. To Smoos family: Iam so sorry to hear of her and George’s passing. Smoo was one who could light up a room with her presence. A
    Leah’s a smile on her face and a willingness to help. Thank you for streamlining her Service for those that are out of State. I was very moving
    Regards
    Lynda Sullivan

  2. Kimberly Garrity

    Celeste will surely be missed. She had such a great laugh it would put a smile on anyone’s face. My prayers go out to the immediate family! ❤️

  3. the unfillable space that is left when it comes time for her to leave this earth, brings a sort of grief that never quite ends. As the days pass and special holidays come around, especially Mother’s Day, your heart may feel even heavier. While nothing can be said that will ever hold a candle to the incredible bond between you and your mother You know God has you as always

  4. Charlie and Jan Haggerty

    We were so sorry to hear of Celeste’s passing and also of George’s passing last month. They were always together and a fun couple to spend time with. We have good memories spending time with them when we lived in Woburn.
    We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and in our prayers.

    With our deepest sympathy,
    Charlie and Jan Haggerty

  5. Ed & Patricia Kenney & Family

    Dear Spencer/Smith/Garrity Families

    Please accept our Heartfelt condolences on Smoo’s passing, she’ll always be remembered for her kindness & her incredible Personality, and forever missed by All who were so very fortunate to know her . May she Rest in Peace

  6. Auntie where do I begin! I hope you know just how much you meant to me! I was truly blessed to have you as my Aunt! As much as I’ll miss you down here I will look forward to the day I see you again. You were loved more than you can imagine and I’m so thankful for you! I’ll miss our FaceTime calls, visits and hugs. I’ll take care of Cheryl for you. Thank you for a lifetime of memories, I love you ❤️

  7. Our condolences from the Caynon family to the Garrity family on Celeste’s passing. Cherish those happy and fond memories.

  8. Henry and Joanne Lawson

    So sorry to hear about “smoo”s passing. She was always a pleasure to talk and have a laugh with.

  9. maureen Peirce

    Auntie, you have been a very important person in our lives since we were all together on Kinney Ave, you were the kindest, funniest and most loving Auntie to all of us! you will be surely missed and always a part of our hearts, The Smith’s

  10. Mom you will be so greatly missed. You already are! Your smile, your laugh, your crazy personality. But mostly your heart of gold! I’m lost without you but know I will be ok and continue to carry your legacy forever! I love you my Mama Lama! Forever you n Me! I Got You!!! 💔💔💔. Forever love your Daughter

  11. Charlie Culhane

    Garrity family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. The ones we love are never forgotten they live within our hearts. May you know peace and comfort.

    God bless,

    The Culhanes

  12. Charlie Culhane

    Garrity family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. The ones we love are never forgotten they live within our hearts. May you know peace and comfort.

    God bless,

    The Culhanes

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