Administrative assistant worked at Town Hall
Published in the May 3, 2017 edition
READING — Mary A. McGlauflin, 94, of Reading and formerly of Lynnfield, passed away peacefully on May 1, 2017. Mary was known by all who met her as having a strong, loving and true spirit, that showed through even during her last few years of declining capacity.
Mary was born and raised in Portland Maine, and attended Deering High School and Portland Junior College, where she met her future husband Robert McGlauflin. Mary excelled in her academics, but put aside academic or career aspirations and chose to devote her time and energy to her family. Mary, Robert, and their three young children moved to Lynnfield in 1960. Mary lived in Lynnfield for 53 years, including 39 years after Robert passed away in 1978. She was a member of St. Maria Goretti’s Parish in Lynnfield.
Mary worked as an administrative assistant at the Lynnfield Town Hall for 21 years, until she retired in 1989. She worked hard all her life without complaint, always seeking to be of help to others and never seeking or expecting help for herself. Mary enjoyed being with family and friends, reading, crossword puzzles, and playing tennis, and after retirement, she enjoyed the occasional trip with the “the girls.”
Mary is survived by her daughter Maureen MacRae of Andover; her son David McGlauflin and daughter-in-law Heidi of North Reading; and her son Bruce McGlauflin and daughter-in-law Helene of Bath, Maine. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, Allison Jessica, Vanessa, Johanna, Robert, Brielly, Molly and Conor; and six great-grandchildren, Stephen, Jaxon, Julia, Ayla, Savanna, Mabel and Levi. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank the staff at the Residence at Pearl Street, an assisted living facility in Reading, for the loving care and support they gave Mary.
A funeral Mass will be held at St. Maria Goretti Church, 112 Chestnut Street in Lynnfield on Friday, May 5 at 10:30 a.m. Calling hours will be held at Croswell Funeral Home, 19 Bow St., North Reading prior to the service from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery in Lynnfield. Memorial donations may be made in her memory to the charity of one’s choice. For more information, visit www.croswellfuneralhome.com.