Mary E. (Gibson) McNamara

June 2nd, 2013

Mary E. (Gibson) McNamara, age 79, of Methuen, formerly a long-time Wilmington resident, passed away on June 1, 2013, at her home.  Born in Somerville on February 2, 1934, Mary was one of the nine children of John and Marie Gibson.

Mary married the love of her life, Thomas McNamara, and the couple moved to Wilmington to raise a family of their own.  Mary and Tom were the proud parents of eight children, grandparents of seventeen and great grandparents of two.

Mary was a co-owner of two local businesses in Wilmington, The Wilmington Telephone Answering Service and Mac and Duff’s Sport Shop. Mary was an avid golfer and a member of the Thompson Country Club in North Reading before retiring to The Villages in Florida.  During her retirement she continued to play golf and was well known for organizing Michigan Rummy and Bonco nights.

Mary was the beloved wife of the late Thomas McNamara.  Mary was the loving mother of Thomas McNamara and his wife Kathleen of Westford, David McNamara and his wife Catherine of Wilmington, Brian McNamara and his wife Mary Beth of Wrentham, Chris McNamara and his wife Deborah of Chester, NH, Keith McNamara and his wife Lisa of Hawaii, Alice Armstrong and her husband Robert of Methuen, Sean McNamara and his wife Amy of Methuen and Susan Leber and her husband Steven of Methuen.  She was the cherished “Nana” of Catherine and Jonathan McNamara, Kelly Trimarchi, Jennifer Gillis, Steven and Eric McNamara, Timothy McNamara, Meghan, Patrick and Katelyn McNamara, Amanda, Rebecca and Dale Armstrong, Delaney, Colleen and Erin McNamara and Matthew Leber.  She was the “Great Nana” of Michael Trimarchi and Shane Gillis.  Mary was the beloved daughter of the late John and Marie (Hastings) Gibson.  Mary is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rt. 62), Wilmington, for a funeral on Friday, June 7, at 9:00 a.m., followed by a funeral mass at St. Thomas Church, 126 Middlesex Ave. Wilmington, at 10:00 a.m.  Interment to follow in Wildwood Cemetery.  Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, June 6, from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home.


15 Entries in Guest Book for “Mary E. (Gibson) McNamara”

  1. Christine Groark says:

    I am so sorry & so deeply saddened to hear of the loss of Aunt Mary. I continue to pray for all of you during this difficult time. My deepest sympathies are with you all. Will see you all for the services. Much Love, Christine Groark ( Niece )

  2. mary mcguinness says:

    so sorry to hear of your loss my thoughts are with u all

  3. Mark & Karyn Ouellette says:

    Sean, Amy and the entire McNamara family,

    Our sincere condolences at this difficult time. May your many memories comfort you today and going forward. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

  4. John Hastings says:

    McMamara Family,
    Sorry to hear of your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    John and Mary Hastings

  5. Rich Humes says:

    So sorry for your loss, may the memories of your mom last forever. Thoughts and Prayers are with you.

  6. Dave & Kellie Balestrieri says:

    Sean, Our thoughts are with you and you family. Sorry for your loss.

  7. Nancy Salvetti says:

    Sean, Amy and Family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. May all the wonderful memories help you through such a difficult time.

    Nancy and Ashley Salvetti

  8. julie pizzano says:

    so sorry to hear of your loss our thoughts are with you and your families

    charlie and julie pizzano

  9. Paul Melaragni says:

    Thoughts and prayers are with all the McNamaras, so sorry for the loss of your mom… She was a such a nice person, I have great memories of all the McNamara gatherings.

    Paul Melaragni & Family

  10. George and Evelyn Leber says:

    To the McNamara family, for the short time we have known your Mother, it has been our pleasure. Our sincere condolences on your loss.
    George and Evelyn

  11. Larry and Gail Pisapio says:

    Dear McNamara Family,

    So sorry to hear about your mom and grandmother with special condolences to our dear friends Tom, Kathy, Catherine and Jonathan.

    The Pisapio Family

  12. Patty Wayman-Fone says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all on the loss of your Mom.

    Patty Wayman-Fone and Family

  13. Kelley Szmyt says:

    To all of the McNamara family, I am deeply sorry for your loss. I will always remember your mom with happiness and fond memories.

  14. Donna, Kevin and Sydney says:

    so sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers go out to your entire family !


    Dureault-Baur family

  15. Lance Sullivan says:

    To all of the McNamara’s,

    I was saddened to hear of the loss of your mother. She was a great lady and it brings back a lot of childhood memories of playing down at your house. Those were some fun times and I remember her as a very kind person.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Lance Sullivan

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