Mary E. (Wickwire) Ames

January 12th, 2014

Mary E. (Wickwire) Ames, age 63, of York, ME, formerly of Wilmington and Medford, passed away peacefully at home on January 8, 2014, with her loving daughter at her side.

Mary was born on April 19, 1950, in Somerville, MA, she was the cherished daughter of the late Charles and Doris (Glennon) Wickwire.  Mary was raised and educated in Medford, MA, and was a graduate of Medford High School.  As a child, Mary spent her summers with family at her aunt’s home in Harwichport on Cape Cod; these were very special times in her life fully of great memories.

Mary married the “love of her life” Dennis W. Ames in July of 1977; the couple moved to Wilmington, they shared twenty great years together, raised their twins Jill and Doug, and made many happy memories before Dennis’ untimely passing in 1999.

Mary was a hard worker; in her early career she went to work at the State House in Boston and an administrative assistant.  Later in her career she went back to school and earned her certificate as a Medical Assistant.  Mary went to work for the Woburn Medical Center where she was very attentive to her patients and made many friends with her co-workers.  Mary retired and moved to York, Maine.

In her spare time, Mary enjoyed bowling, and following her favorite T.V. shows “Jeopardy” and “The Office”.

Mary was a woman of great faith and a devout Catholic, she was a communicant of St. Thomas of Villanova Church in Wilmington for many years.  It was her strong belief and faith in God along with the love and support of her family and friends that sustained her through the death of her beloved husband and son.

Mary will be fondly remembered as an “amazing mother” and a dear friend to many.  Her unconditional love and devotion to her family and friends will forever be dear to their hearts.  Mary was truly an amazing woman who will be sorely missed.

Mary was the beloved wife of the late Dennis W. Ames, devoted mother of Jill Ames of Merrimac, MA, and the late Douglas Ames, cherished daughter of the late Charles and Doris (Glennon) Wickwire, dear sister of Elizabeth McStay of York, ME, Charles Wickwire of  Pelham, NH and Robert Wickwire of Wilmington, MA.  Mary was also the loving aunt of many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather for a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington, on Tuesday, January 14th at 10:00 a.m.  Visiting hours will be held at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Monday, January 13th from 5-8 p.m.  In lieu of flowers donations in Mary’s memory may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN  38105.


9 Entries in Guest Book for “Mary E. (Wickwire) Ames”

  1. Lorraine butler says:

    Sorry to hear about Mary passing she is now resting in peace my mother and I had lunch with her last September when we was on vacation up in York beach Maine

  2. The Haley Family says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. Mary was a close friend to the Haley family for many years and will always be remembered in our hearts.

  3. Jim Corrigan says:

    Mary was a Medford historian and former member of the Medford Historical Society. Her participation in historical discussions and her vast knowledge of Medford history and love for that city enriched us all. My prayers are with her, and with her family at this time of loss.

  4. Lennie Malvone says:

    Mary was so many wonderful things She was a Mom, a Wife, and a wonderful friend, to me and my wife Rosemary she was a wonderful friend. Mary was so suportive and loving to my wife Rosemary through her Illness, and was so very supportive to us during her wake and funeral.
    John Dunn wrote “each persons death diminishes me by one for I am involved in human kind ” all of us have had our lives brightened by having mary in our lives , and so very diminshed now that she has gone to her eternal reward

  5. Sandi Jones Merrill says:

    Mary was a very special lady and wonderful friend. Every time we saw each other it was as though no time at all had passed and we just picked up from there, she will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with her family at this time.

  6. Eileen Besse says:

    Slainte, Mary! FB will never be the same without you…a true Medfid girl.

  7. Mary-Ellen Rodrigues says:

    Mary was such a kind, caring, and loving woman. She was such a beautiful sole who touched our lives. I feel so blessed for having known her. We met on Facebook. Her first message to me was of her telling me that her name was also Maryellen. She said that not many knew this so it was as if it was “our” little secret. I will miss sharing photo’s and chatting with Mary. My thoughts, prayers, and my heart are with her family ……Heaven has been blessed with Mary , a very special Angel !

  8. Dawn Yenowskas says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with her family.With sincere sympathy Diane (Smith)Yenowskas and daughter Dawn Yenowskas of Malden mass Kenneth Smith’s Daughter and grand daughter.

  9. Betty Wickwire McStay says:

    Miss you so much Mary, and thank you to all who have had the pleasure of knowing my sister and have said so many nice things. We had written or been with each other almost every day up here, so sometimes I can’t believe she is not here, but in heaven. So many people in this area let me know how beautiful she was. Mary you were so special. love you always

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