MARY E. (CRAMPTON) WILLIAMS

June 7, 2024

MARY E. (CRAMPTON) WILLIAMS

Mary Elizabeth Williams – a lifelong resident of Woburn, passed away suddenly on May 29th at the age of ninety-four. She was the beloved wife of 54 years to the late Paul C. Williams. 

Mary was born on February 17,1930, and was the beloved daughter of the late Henry J. and Mary A. (Maloney) Crampton. In her early years, after graduating from Woburn High School, Mary performed in shows at military bases, recorded a record of her favorite song, “Sentimental Journey” with her singing group, The Three C’s, and modeled in Boston before marrying in 1950, focusing from then on raising a family.

Mary was a caring and loving person who found happiness surrounded by her family. She was more than a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother; she possessed the attributes a best friend has, and her sense of humor always made one laugh and smile. Mary took pride in all her inside and outside decorations for every holiday. For many years she hosted all the family holiday dinners and celebrations. Mary was even the “mother” for many neighborhood children with her backyard with an ice-skating rink and floodlights in the winter and a pool for parties in the summer; always there providing the hot chocolate and cheeseburgers and ice cream. 

Mary enjoyed shopping and eating at restaurants with family and friends. She loved trips with her family to Foxwoods and vacations at Universal Studios and Disney world. Mary loved music; her musical playlist ranged from big band music, Tony Bennett, to Celtic Thunder. Mary was passionate about the sun, sea, and beach and spent decades of summers at York Beach, Maine. She loved going for rides and stopping by Horn Pond for lunches, as well as attending BINGO with her friends. 

Mary was an avid sport fan, loving her Patriots and Bruins. She cheered for Tom Brady even when he changed teams and always enjoyed a good hockey fight. Bobby Orr was always her favorite player. Of late, Mary spent many hours each day reading newspapers and watching all the Hallmark channels and TCM; favorites were westerns, mysteries, and comedies. 

Mary and her husband were members of the Jubilee Yacht Club. During her married years, Mary was active in the Woburn Police Wives Association and TOPS.  Mary will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved her.

Mary is survived and will be deeply missed by her children, Mary Marcia Williams Lord, Paul H. Williams, Donna M. Toher, and Nancy A. Lynch and mother-in-law of Gregory W. Lord, Jennifer O’Brien, Leonard Kearns, and Eugene G. Lynch. Cherished grandmother of Briana Bosco, Ryan Lynch and wife Sarah, Cassandra Toher, Shaun Lynch, and wife Shannen, and Shannon Merenda and husband Robert.  Loving great-grandmother of Joshua Nickerson, McKenzie Indorato, Bella Bosco, Bailey Bosco, Morgan Lynch, Thomas Lynch, Madelyn Lynch, Parker Lynch, Payten Lynch, Paxten Lynch, Daniel Merenda, and Lily Merenda. Dear sister of the late Dr. H. Jerome Crampton, Robert Crampton, and Paul Crampton. 

A private service was held in Woburn at Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, on June 6th, followed by a mass at St. Charles Borromeo Church, and internment at Calvary Cemetery.

Mary Elizabeth Williams – a lifelong resident of Woburn, passed away suddenly on May 29th at the age of ninety-four. She was the beloved wife of 54 years to the late Paul C. Williams. 

Mary was born on February 17,1930, and was the beloved daughter of the late Henry J. and Mary A. (Maloney) Crampton. In her early years, after graduating from Woburn High School, Mary performed in shows at military bases, recorded a record of her favorite song, “Sentimental Journey” with her singing group, The Three C’s, and modeled in Boston before marrying in 1950, focusing from then on raising a family.

Mary was a caring and loving person who found happiness surrounded by her family. She was more than a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother; she possessed the attributes a best friend has, and her sense of humor always made one laugh and smile. Mary took pride in all her inside and outside decorations for every holiday. For many years she hosted all the family holiday dinners and celebrations. Mary was even the “mother” for many neighborhood children with her backyard with an ice-skating rink and floodlights in the winter and a pool for parties in the summer; always there providing the hot chocolate and cheeseburgers and ice cream. 

Mary enjoyed shopping and eating at restaurants with family and friends. She loved trips with her family to Foxwoods and vacations at Universal Studios and Disney world. Mary loved music; her musical playlist ranged from big band music, Tony Bennett, to Celtic Thunder. Mary was passionate about the sun, sea, and beach and spent decades of summers at York Beach, Maine. She loved going for rides and stopping by Horn Pond for lunches, as well as attending BINGO with her friends. 

Mary was an avid sport fan, loving her Patriots and Bruins. She cheered for Tom Brady even when he changed teams and always enjoyed a good hockey fight. Bobby Orr was always her favorite player. Of late, Mary spent many hours each day reading newspapers and watching all the Hallmark channels and TCM; favorites were westerns, mysteries, and comedies. 

Mary and her husband were members of the Jubilee Yacht Club. During her married years, Mary was active in the Woburn Police Wives Association and TOPS.  Mary will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved her.

Mary is survived and will be deeply missed by her children, Mary Marcia Williams Lord, Paul H. Williams, Donna M. Toher, and Nancy A. Lynch and mother-in-law of Gregory W. Lord, Jennifer O’Brien, Leonard Kearns, and Eugene G. Lynch. Cherished grandmother of Briana Bosco, Ryan Lynch and wife Sarah, Cassandra Toher, Shaun Lynch, and wife Shannen, and Shannon Merenda and husband Robert.  Loving great-grandmother of Joshua Nickerson, McKenzie Indorato, Bella Bosco, Bailey Bosco, Morgan Lynch, Thomas Lynch, Madelyn Lynch, Parker Lynch, Payten Lynch, Paxten Lynch, Daniel Merenda, and Lily Merenda. Dear sister of the late Dr. H. Jerome Crampton, Robert Crampton, and Paul Crampton. 

A private service was held in Woburn at Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, on June 6th, followed by a mass at St. Charles Borromeo Church, and internment at Calvary Cemetery.

A private service was held in Woburn at Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, on June 6th, followed by a mass at St. Charles Borromeo Church, and internment at Calvary Cemetery.

Guestbook

3 Entries

Leave an entry

  1. Donna So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing.
    May she rest in peace with Jesus.
    Fondly Lois Surette

  2. Lynda Peitzsch

    Sorry to hear of Mary’s passing she was a sweet Scott Street neighbor. Lynda and Bill

Leave a guestbook entry

Guestbook entries are moderated — please allow 24-48 hours for your entry to appear. Your email address will not be published.