Mary Coombs

July 23rd, 2020

Mary (Costigan) Coombs, 98, a long-time resident of Wilmington, passed away peacefully on July 22, 2020 at Sawtelle Hospice in Reading.

Mary was born June 18, 1922 in St. John’s Newfoundland Canada and then moved to East Boston shortly after. She was the dear daughter of the late Patrick and Nora (O’Brien) Costigan and sister to the late George, John, Helen, William and Edward Costigan. Mary was the devoted wife of the late Alexander Coombs, devoted mother of Stephen Coombs and wife Marilyn and the late John Coombs. Loving “Nana” of Donna Milinazzo and husband Steven, Heather Todd and husband Jay, Allison Hamlin and husband Michael as well as her six great-grandchildren, Brooke, Christina, Alexandra, Olivia, Taylor and Connor. Mary is also survived by her daughter-in-law Ann Coombs, her many nieces and nephews and her life-long friend and cousin, Betty Garchinsky.

Mary will be remembered for her hard work, kind heart and never-ending love and dedication to her family. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Mary loved living in Wilmington and was eternally grateful to her neighbors who were always there to lend a helping hand.

Family and friends will gather for Interment Prayers on Monday, July 27th at 11:00 a.m. in the Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Mary’s memory to the Charity of One’s Choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of Nichols Funeral Home, Wilmington, MA.


3 Entries in Guest Book for “Mary Coombs”

  1. RITA AYER says:

    Steve, I am so sorry for your loss. You were blessed to have her for so long. My heaart goes out to you. Your old friend Rita.

  2. Karen & Bill Taylor says:

    Steve and family,

    We send our sincere condolences to you and the entire family. You were so blessed to have your mom around for so long to make and share memories. May she Rest In Peace and continue to live in your hearts forever! Love and prayers to you and the family.
    The Taylors

  3. Christine nally says:

    I was blessed to have met Mary through the Wilmington Meals on wheels Programs. She was one of my favorites! Always smiling. Sending my sincere condolences to her family.

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