Cain, Ann

May 23rd, 2011

Ann T. (Walsh) Cain, age 99 years, a long time resident of Wilmington, died peacefully surrounded by her family on May 23, 2011.

Ann was the beloved wife of over 47 years to the late Representative Fred F. Cain. Ann and Fred lived in Wilmington for many years where they raised their family. Ann was also at her husband’s side when they launched their family auto business on Main Street in Wilmington, “Fred F. Cain Chrysler Dealership” in 1938.

Ann enjoyed many summers at Lake Winnipesauke in New Hampshire with her family and friends, as well as many winters in Miami and Orlando, Florida.

Ann will be fondly remembered for her devotion to her family, for her strength, her style and class, she was always a “lady” and will be greatly missed.

Ann was the devoted mother of Ethel F. Butters & her husband Robert, Fred D. Cain & his wife Maryann, James K. Cain & Barbara Bonifilo, Cathy B. Burke & her husband Paul all of Wilmington, Robert J. Cain & his wife Harriett of Pompano Beach, FL, Nancy Burke of Stoneham, and George M. Cain & his wife Susan of Connecticut, Ann was the loving grandmother of 31 grandchildren, 57 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great-grandchildren, cherished daughter of the late David and Anna (Colman) Walsh, Ann was the last of six siblings and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Thursday, May 26th 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 will take place in the family lot at Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours Wednesday, May 25th from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Ann’s name may be made to Local Heroes, Inc., P. O. Box 536, Wilmington, MA 01887.


8 Entries in Guest Book for “Cain, Ann”

  1. Jolene A. Giroux says:

    Rest easy!

    Jolene Giroux, and crew -
    Adam, Eric, Nikki and Ari Meixler

  2. Nancy Contalonisw says:

    My prayers are with Annie and the family. Annie was an amazing woman. 99 years of age and a memory to beat the bank. Just to be able to remember the names of all of her offsprings was an amazing accomplishment. Yet Anne not only could name them all but loved each and every one of them. That is a lot of loving!!! God bless you Annie

  3. Michele Burke says:

    Rest in Peace Nana! I will cherish every moment I had with you. I’ll Love you for Always, I’ll Miss you Forever. As long as I’m living, my Nana you’ll be!! Love you Nana!

  4. AnnMarie (Fuller) Fawcett says:

    Aunty Anna was always very kind to my Dad, David, Willard and myself. She was a special Aunt to us. I will not be able to attend the services as we are out of State. I will keep her in my prayers. I’m sure she will be glad to see my Mom in heaven!

  5. John and Maria Riley says:

    Nancy, and all the Cain family,

    Our deepest sympathy on the passing of your mother and the matriarch of the Cain family.

    John and Maria Riley Rockledge, Florida

  6. Jud Miller says:

    To the entire Cain family,

    Please accept my heartfelt sympathy in the loss of your Mother and Grandmother.

    You must know that she had to be so very proud of what wonderful childen she raised and all you all have accomplished….and all that you were then able to pass on to your own families.

    May she Rest in Peace.


    Jud Miller

  7. Joan and Joe Sullivan says:

    We are sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing..WOW what a long life she had..The Lord feels the pain we bear, He also knows our sorrow. He holds us gently as we heal and gives hope with each tomorrow. Blessings to all!

  8. Gene and Mary Mellott says:

    We are so sorry to hear our beloved friend and neighbor here on Walnut St. is gone.
    Our prayers and thoughts are with all the family.She will be greatly missed by all.
    God bless you till we meet again.
    The Mellott Family

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