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Anne M. (MacDonald) Packard

September 28th, 2017

Anne M. (MacDonald) Packard, age 62, of Wilmington, passed away on September 26, 2017.

Anne was born on December 30, 1954 in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada; she was the cherished daughter of the late Michael A. and Martina (MacIssac) MacDonald. Anne moved to the U.S. at age five with her family and they settled in Somerville; where she was raised and educated. She graduated from Somerville High School with the class of 1972.

Anne married “her sweetheart” Richard A. Packard on April 6, 1974; the couple moved to Wilmington in 1978 where they raised their three children: Devin, Christina, and Brenda.

Anne was an excellent homemaker and mother; she showered her family with unconditional love and was always there to lend a hand whenever needed. When Anne became a grandmother her world became even brighter; she looked forward to helping out with the grandchildren and she was so proud of all of them. Anne was an avid baker, cook, and a talented seamstress; she kept a warm and loving home and her door was always open to family and friends.

Anne enjoyed traveling; some of her favorite and most memorable trips included visiting her childhood home in Cape Breton. Anne was proud of her Scottish heritage and loved to listen to Scottish music.

Anne will be fondly remembered as a very sweet, kind lady; she loved her family and friends with all her heart. She will forever be missed.

Anne was the beloved wife of Richard A. “Dick” Packard, devoted mother of Devin Packard & his wife Sherry of Bradenton, FL, Christina White & her husband Christopher of Wilmington and Brenda Stokken & her husband Douglas of Chelmsford, loving “Grandma” of Brianna, Joshua and “Grammy” of Shanna, Audrina and Mason, cherished daughter of the late Michael A. and Martina (MacIssac) MacDonald, dear sister of Christina Murphy & her husband Waldo of N. Reading, Alanna MacDonald, Michael MacDonald both of Tewksbury, Carol Melanson & her husband Terrence of Brighton and the late Daniel MacDonald. Anne is also survived by many brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.

Family & friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, MA, on Tuesday, October 3rd at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington, at 10:00 a.m. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting Hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Monday, October 2nd from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Memorial donations in Anne’s name may be made to the Pulmonary Hypertension Association, 801 Roeder Road, Ste. 1000, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

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33 Entries in Guest Book for “Anne M. (MacDonald) Packard”

  1. Kay Mooney says:

    To the Mac Donald and Packard family…. So sorry to hear of the passing of poor Anne… She is at peace now with Mike and Martha. You are in my thoughts and prayers…

  2. K.C. Beaton says:

    We are so deeply sorry for your loss. Sending much love from Mabou.

    Greg and Theresa, K.C. & Siobhan, Florence and Dave

  3. Darlene (Currie) Gilson says:

    On behalf of, Jean (Currie) Musgrave, Martina(Currie)Coffin, Larry Currie,Carolyn ( Currie) Mac Eachern, Elaine(Currie) Mikkelsen and myself Darlene, Our Sincere Condolence and Sympathy going out to each and everyone of you. We are so sorry to hear about the passing of our dear cousin. May She Rest In Peace! Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

  4. Mae Peters says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. She was one sweet lady and now she is in heaven with her Mom and Dad. You all will have an angel watching over you. May she rest in peace. Sincerely, Mae and Bucky Peters.

  5. Derek and Cheryl Duckworth says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Please accept our condolences and our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Derek and Cheryl Duckworth

  6. Mary(Gillis) Mac Innis says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Anne`s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.

  7. Bobby &Tina Gillis says:

    So sorry of Ann’s passing. She was a wonderful person and died way to young. We are thinking of you in this terrible time. Sending hugs to all of you from Bobby $ Tina Gillis, Portage

  8. Donna and Steve Savia says:

    We are so sorry for the loss of your dear Mother. We are thinking of you and praying for you and your family. We love you and send our prayers.

    God Bless, Donna and Steve

  9. Karyn Sweeney says:

    No words can describe how sorry I am for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  10. Patricia and Steve Hardiment says:

    We are so sorry to hear about Anne’s passing… our condolences to her entire family. Our thought and prayers are with you all…

    Patricia and Steve Hardiment

  11. Catherine MacIntyre says:

    So sorry to hear of Anne’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  12. Mary and Mike MacNeil says:

    Sending our love and prayers to our MacDonald/Packard cousins on the passing of Anne . We always looked forward to her visits to Cape Breton ….we had lots of fun and laughs. Sending hugs to you all..from Mary, Mike ,Brennan and Devin

  13. Jean Murray (MacInnis) says:

    So sorry for your loss…you folks have had your fair share off…hugs to you all

  14. Marie Currie Wilson says:

    So sorry to hear of Anne’s passing. My Mom Theresa Currie, a very close friend to your Mom and Dad, was also very saddened to hear the this news, as was our whole family. She was still a young woman. We send our sincere condolences your way and we believe she rests in peace with her Mom and Dad. Sincerely, Marie Currie Wilson and husband Tom Wilson and all the family of Angus Joe and Theresa Currie, East Bay, Cape Breton, NS

  15. Kenny Hutchins/Patricia (Tish) MacInnis says:

    Sincere condolences . Sending love and prayers to our MacDonald cousins on the loss of this beautiful Lady. Sending love and prayers, on behalf of Christie MacInnis’s Clan, Big Pond

  16. Kathleen Campbell Coulter says:

    Saddened to hear about our ‘Boston Cousin’s’ passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Packard’s and MacDinald clan. Love from all the Campbell’s.

  17. June Close says:

    I’m so sorry to hear of Anne’s passing. Our condolences to the family. We had many good times when she came to Cape Breton for summer vacation.
    Sending hugs & prayers. RIP Anne

    June & Doug Close

  18. Arlene MacDonald White says:

    Very saddened to hear of Anne’s passing. A gracious lady. Sincerest condolences to Anne’s husband and family. Her lovely family are a testament to her life.

  19. Lloyd & Patti Park says:

    Dear Dick, Devin, Chrissy and Brenda, we were so saddened to hear about Anne’s passing. Please know you are all in our thoughts & prayers. We were good friends and have a lot of fond memories. Xxo

  20. Marcia Pereira says:

    Dear Chrissy and Family!Sorry about your lost.God be with all????????

  21. Michael, Brenda (MacDonald) & Caryssa Ingersoll says:

    We are so sad to hear about Anne’s passing. May you find the strength to carry on at this difficult time. Be at peace knowing she is with her parents and Danny too. Love from Wilmington & Cape Breton. Ron MacDonald and Family

  22. Joe & Janice Mac Intyre says:

    So sorry to hear about Anne’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. RIP Anne!!

  23. Marg Campbell MacInnis says:

    So sorry to hear of Ann’s passing. Too young. My condolences to all the family. RIP Ann.

  24. Betty Mac Donald (Sydney River) says:

    My deepest sympathy to my cousins in Boston on Anne’s passing. We always looked forward to her visits every summer to Cape Breton,when we all got together we had a lot of laughs.She will be missed by everyone. RIP Anne.

  25. Chris Atkinson says:

    My sincerest condolences for your loss.

    Chris

  26. Jimmy Mac Arthur says:

    Very sorry for your loss,,condolences to the Packard and Mac Donald families,,,,rest in peace Anne,

  27. Isabel and Alvin Levangie says:

    Our sincere sympathy to the MacDonald/Packard family on Anne’s passing. She was a wonderful person. Always remember the good times. RIP Anne. From Isabel, Alvin, Anne, Mark

  28. Catherine Steele says:

    So sorry to read about Ann’s passing, she was a very nice lady as was the whole MacDonald family

  29. Mary Lamey says:

    May sincere condolences to the Packard and MacDonald families on your loss of Anne.
    “Give her eternal rest O Lord, and may your light shine on her forever.”

  30. Sarah and Fred Flemings says:

    Our sincere condolences to the MacDonald and Packard families on Anne’s passing.She was a beautiful person .Rest in peace Anne.

  31. Diane and Bill House says:

    So sorry to hear of Anne’s passing . Our thoughts and prayers are with the MacDonald and Packard families during this difficult time . Rest in peace cousin

  32. Matt Kennedy says:

    Sorry for your Family’s loss. Thoughts and Sincere condolences to you and your Family from ours.

  33. Karen Girroir says:

    MacDonald and Packard Families
    Sorry to hear of the loss of Anne, remember the happy times that you all shared and you have another angel watching over you.

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