Maureen R. Chisholm

February 3rd, 2016

Maureen R. Chisholm (McEnaney), age 71, a long-time resident of Wilmington, passed away on February 3, 2016, at the Sawtelle Hospice House after an 8-month battle with brain cancer.

Maureen was born in Lowell, MA on December 23, 1944; she was the daughter of the late Roland and Estelle McEnaney. Maureen grew up in North Chelmsford, MA and graduated from Chelmsford High School in 1962.

Maureen was married to Lester Chisholm in 1966 and recently celebrated her 49th wedding anniversary with her beloved husband on September 24, 2015.

Maureen worked at Hanscomb Air Force Base as a secretary until the birth of her first son in 1968. In later years she worked at Sunny Acres Nursing Home.

Always one to put the needs of others before her own, Maureen was an active volunteer; she volunteered for the Boy Scouts, the Open Pantry of Lowell and Tewksbury State Hospital. Maureen was also an active member of St. Dorothy’s Parish where she attended services and volunteered for frequent church-related events.

Maureen loved spending time with her grandchildren, family, and friends. She particularly enjoyed cooking and entertaining, soon becoming the family’s holiday host.

Knitting, quilting, painting, gardening, and baking were some of her other favorite hobbies.

Maureen also enjoyed going to the beach and summer vacationing as a child in York Beach, Maine. More recently, Maureen enjoyed her vacations on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia at the family home.

Maureen was the beloved wife of Lester W. Chisholm, devoted mother of Steven Chisholm & his wife Joy, Ken Chisholm & his wife Jill, Scott Chisholm & his wife Robin all of Wilmington and Katie Elias & her husband Adam of Melrose, loving “Grammy” of Jonathan, Sarah, Brett, Matt, A.J. and Cameron Chisholm, cherished daughter of the late Roland and Estelle (Miron) McEnaney, dear sister of Barbara Houlihan of Northhampton, Raymond McEnaney & his wife Terry of Tyngsboro, James McEnaney & his wife Laramie of Ohio, Robert McEnaney & his wife Susan of Chelmsford and Paul McEnaney & his wife Lily of Bernardston. Maureen is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Saturday, February 6th at 10:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Dorothy’s Church, Main St., (Rte. 38), Wilmington, at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Friday, February 5th from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations in Maureen’s memory may be made to the Open Pantry of Greater Lowell, 200 Central St., Lowell, MA 01852.


30 Entries in Guest Book for “Maureen R. Chisholm”

  1. Madonna Toto says:

    The Toto Family was very saddened to hear of Maureen’s passing..our deepest condolences to your family….May she rest with the angels!

  2. jane hill says:

    I am so saddened by the news of your passing……… ,, thinking of you never fails to bring a smile to my Heart……….. Jane

  3. Ruthann (DeLucia)Soderholm says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers
    are with the whole Chisholm family. Tony DeLucia

  4. Cheryl Gordon says:

    Lester and family,
    I am so sad to hear the news of Maureen’s passing. She was so loved and will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Cheryl Gordon and family

  5. Sandy Chisholm says:

    A gracious woman who always showed me and my family kindness. She had a way of making everyone feel good and was a delight to sit and chat with. I know how important she was to Mike. He had great memories of her when he was a child. Our prayers are with her family at this time.

  6. The Fitzler Family says:

    Our family sends our thoughts and prayers to you all. May the happy memories of her live on in your hearts in the days and years to come.

  7. LTC Michael Chisholm says:

    Uncle Lester and Family,
    I am sorry for your loss. Auntie Maureen was like a second mother to me. She will be deeply missed.

  8. Sheldon Groom says:

    So sorry for your loss. She definitely was a beautiful person inside and out. Love Sheldon Groom and Family!

  9. Rose & John Harker(Cape Breton) says:

    So sorry to hear of Maureen’s passing. We will always remember her, for her pleasant, happy personality and beautiful smile. Know we are all thinking of you all during this time and that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Treasure all the great memories you have with her, as she is now your Angel. Hugs

  10. Janice Chisholm says:

    Dear Lester and family,

    So sorry to hear of Maureen’s passing. She was such a beautiful person. Keeping you and your family in my prayers

  11. PhilipGroom says:

    Sorry to hear on the passing of Maureen,condolences from Philip & Donna Groom and family.

  12. Noreen Curdo says:

    So sorry to hear of your family’s loss. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  13. Rosemary Britt says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  14. Ken and Judy Allaby says:

    We are so sorry to hear of Maureen’s passing. We have so many wonderful memories of her and her beautiful family. Les, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May you find comfort in all the wonderful memories you all shared. With loving thoughts, Ken and Judy Allaby

  15. Linda Bresnahan says:

    Dear Mr. Chisholm, Jill & Ken, Joy and Steve and all the kids & family – Our heartfelt sympathy to all of you. Our whole family was touched by Maureen’s kind and compassionate ways. We all feel deeply for your loss. Lots of love and hugs to you all. Your neighbors ~ Bresnahan Family

  16. PhilipGroom says:

    Louis and Ceny Groom would like to pass on their deepest condolences,on the passing of Maureen.

  17. Stacie Murphy says:

    To the entire Chisholm Family;

    Mo was one of a kind, I loved her so much and always enjoyed seeing her. She will be missed no doubt, but she is now an angel above watching over you. I love you Mo, keep shinning your love down.

    May the road rise to meet you.
    May the wind be always at your back.
    May the sun shine warm upon your face.
    And rains fall soft upon your fields.
    And until we meet again,
    May God hold you in
    the hollow of His hand.

  18. Bud & Jackie Bissell says:

    Dear Lester and family
    So sad to hear Maureen has passed on, she will be missed.

  19. Maggi Lawrence says:

    Joy & Stephen – so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Know that you and your family are in my prayers. Cousin Maggi

  20. Mimi McHugh (McCabe) says:

    Scott & family, I am saddened to hear of the loss of your mom. May she be at peace now. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
    Mimi (McCabe) McHugh

  21. Paul Seyffert says:

    Steve and Family–our deepest condolences for your loss. Paul & Cynthia

  22. Bernard stone,Sylvia and Dick. says:

    Lester and family, So very sad to hear of Mureen’s passing ,such a wounderful, kind lady.Mom just loved her. Please know that you will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  23. Jonathan Whitcomb says:

    Steve & Joy,
    I am saddened by seeing of your Mother’s passing Steve. I know it will be very difficult to adjust to her loss, but you still and your Dad and a whole lot of family up there to help each other deal with the huge void I’m sure she leaves behind. May you find many Blessings as you all cope with your grief together.
    May she R.I.P.

  24. Shannon & Jay Demos says:

    Sending our deepest condolences to the entire Chisholm Family. Maureen was a big part of Jay’s life growing up,and she will truly be missed.

  25. Eleanor and Ron Smith,s family says:

    Dear Les and family We are very saddened to hear of Maureen passing. Please know that she is your special angel in heaven and is at peace. We will surely miss her visits to Cape Breton which we looked forward to each summer. Everyone down here has you all in our thoughts and prayers.Love from the Smiths

  26. Scott Sancetta & Sheryl Tattelman says:

    Maureen was always sweet to us, treating us as if we were immediate family. I know how much her brothers, sisters and children loved her, and our hearts go out to them.

  27. Cheryl Ricardo says:

    So very sorry for your loss. Mrs. Chisholm truly was a such a kind and caring person. I will always remember how each year she would volunteer to come to preschool when her grandchildren were in the class and help each and every child paint a birdhouse to take home (and also bring extra for the other preschool class that her grandchildren were not in). Even more special was the way she took the time to listen to each child share their excitement in creating! I hope all your special memories help you through this sad time.

  28. Amy Sancetta and Jenny Campbell says:

    Our hearts are breaking for the whole McEnaney-Chisolm clan. Maureen was a treasure to all who knew her, and a guiding light to her family. We are with you all in spirit. Take care of yourselves and each other.

  29. Joseph&Dorothy Boudreau (Lorraine's cousin) says:

    Sending our condolences to Les and the Chisholm family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May you find comfort in the memories you have shared.Always enjoyed Maureen’s company when she came down to Cape Breton she will be dearly missed by all.

  30. Mike Duggan says:

    Ken & Family,
    So sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing. Always very difficult to lose sweet and kind people. God bless all to help with this difficult time.

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