Williams, Moira

September 21st, 2010

Moira (Donnelly) Williams, age 49, of Rutherfordton, NC, formerly of Wilmington, MA, died unexpectedly at home on September 21, 2010.

Beloved wife of Bo Williams, cherished daughter of Lawrence and Dorothea (Mullin) Donnelly of Wilmington, dear sister of Mark Donnelly and Matthew Donnelly both of Groveland, Timothy Donnelly and his wife Jane of Rockport, and Megan Donnelly of Philadelphia, PA, aunt of Elizabeth, Linnea, and Laura, niece of Martha Mullin and Mary Mullin both of Natick, Moira is also survived by her step-daughter Jill Center and her two children, many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Moira graduated with honors from Regis College and the Air Force Institute of Technology. She was a former Captain and defense contractor for the United States Air Force.

Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, September 26th from 7-9 p.m. at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rte. 62), Wilmington. Her Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, September 28th at 10:00 a.m. in St. Dorothy’s Church, Main Street (Rte. 38), Wilmington.

Memorial donations in Moira’s name may be to the M.S.P.C.A., Development Office, 350 South Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130.


22 Entries in Guest Book for “Williams, Moira”

  1. Lisa Pijoan / Pellerin says:

    Mrs. Donnelly, I am so very very sorry to hear this news! I’m glad remembering our conversation the other day where you mentioned that you had just had a nice visit with Moira. My thoughts and prayers are with you!

  2. Sherry (Bearse) Winnie says:

    I received this sad news last night. I send sympathy to the whole family. I loved Moira. She was one of my favorite friends in high school. I have old an old photo of Moira helping me move out of my home in 1980 to an off-campus apartment, the year after we all graduated from high school. I had so much fun with Moira. She was smart, confident, positive, graceful, and so much joy to be around. All our Student Council days, high school classes, events, all the sports, figure skating days, hockey games at the rink. Wow. I have many fond memories of us. My sincerest sympathy to you Mr. and Mrs. Donnelly, and to Mark, Matt, Tim, and Megan; and to Bo, Jill and family members I have not met. While in your sorrow, may you feel comforted by the love that Moira brought into this life. My husband, Gary, and I, send our love to you all, from the mountains of Vermont.

  3. Beth (Ritchie) Pidgeon says:

    I am so sorry to hear of the sudden death of Moira. Although I have not seen her in many years, it saddens me to hear of her loss. We were friends growing up in Wilmington, the North Intermediate School and High School. When I remember Moira, I think of a wonderful, fun person, friend to all. My thoughts and prayers are will all the Donnelly family.

  4. Dave Sugrue & Cori Washak Sugrue says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. We went to high school with Moira and haven’t seen her since our 5th reunion. We hope all of you can take some comfort in the wonderful memories you have of her. May she rest in peace.
    Cori & Dave Sugrue

  5. Lynne R Wagstaff says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with Moira’s family during this difficult time.

  6. Bonnie Hebsch and Ed Leary says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you at this time.

  7. The Cawley Family says:

    Moira was a friend of my sister Maryann, while at Regis College and we are so sorry to hear about Moira’s passing. Moira is someone who will always be remembered by our family, for her smile and for the twinkle in her eyes. It has been years since we last saw Moira, but she will always hold a very special place in our hearts.

    May God bless Moira and all of you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  8. Karen and Frank West says:

    To the Donnelly and Williams families –
    Our deepest sympathies go out to members of both families. I vividly remember growing up on Sorucewood Road next to the Donnellys. Moira was always smiling and an all around great person. We are deeply sorry to hear of her passing.

  9. Cindy (Leathe) Kuehl says:

    Like so many of our high school classmates have said before me how many memories I have of Moira, all through school at the North and the High School. She was so special in so many ways, but I think that it is her smile and sense of humor I will remember most. To the whole family- please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time and may the Lords arms be wrapped around Moira .-Cindy Kuehl

  10. Tami Newhouse-Anderson says:

    I’m sorry and sad to hear of the family’s unexpected loss of Moira. We went to the same high school and I remember her most in sports, softball I believe MVC Champs. I wish for her to rest in peace and her family to find comfort in their memories.
    Tami & Family from the Black Hills of SD

  11. Maryann (Cawley) Pardo says:

    Mr. and Mrs. Donnelly and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I met Moira on our first day at Regis. The freshman girls on our wing all seemed to click and became good friends. I remember going to dinner at Regis everynight and all of us just talking and taking turns getting coffee refills.
    Moira was the smartest person in the class. I would tell her she could be the valevictorian of the class if she wanted it. She knew every answer to everything. She was always so modest of her accomplishments.
    She will be missed by all.

  12. Paul Burke, Jr. says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with Moira’s family.

  13. Susan Brisson says:

    Dear Jane, Tim and Laura: We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your sister and aunt. Our love and prayers are with you. Susan, John, Sarah, Jack and Isa Brisson

  14. Jay Kitchener says:

    Memories of Wilmington High School always include memories of Moira. She was a leader, and she was always one of the best at whatever she tried. Moira set the example for the rest of us with her achievements and postive attitude. I always admired her.

    My thoughts and prayers are with Moira’s extended family.

  15. Lisa St. Hilaire says:

    I also went to school with Moira, and my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sherry says it best when she says Moira was smart, confident, positive, graceful, and so much joy to be around.

  16. Paula Golombek says:

    Dear Donnelly Family,
    I was so shocked to hear the news about Moira. Moira was one of the people who made my time at Regis special. She was a beautiful and intelligent woman who literally glided when she walked and spoke with such elegance. This is the picture of her that I will hold dearly. My deepest sympathies to your family.

  17. Martin & Janice Flaherty says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
    God bless.

  18. Peter & Janice O'Rourke says:

    We are so vey sorry to hear of your loss;please accept our condolences. Mark, you, your family and Moira are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Peter and Janice O’Rourke

  19. John and Jessica Catena says:

    Mr. and Mrs. Donnelly – We are so sorry to hear about your loss. We are dear friends of your son Tim, and Jane and Laura. To the entire Donnelly family: we will keep you all in our prayers at this difficult time.

    Our deepest sympathy, John & Jessica Catena

  20. Karen (Tutela) Grondine says:

    So sad and sorry for the unexpected loss of Moira. My thoughts and prayers are with her family. She was so beautiful, intelligent and kind to everyone. Moira will always hold a special place in my heart.

    Karen (Tutela) Grondine

  21. Heidi (Wiberg) Hastings says:

    I just found out about Moira’s passing and am so shocked and saddened. I was class of ‘81 so she was a couple of years ahead of me. I remember her most from my freshman year when I joined track for the first time and she was one of the upper classmates who was so friendly and “showed me the ropes.” She really helped make us new kids feel welcomed and part of a team. My husband Gary (‘80) remembers her as well. Our condolences to her entire family.

  22. Mark A. Coursey says:

    I just found out about Moira’s death. She was an outstanding athlete and student. She has an outstanding family and I will miss her. I graduated in 1976 from Wilmington High. My condolences to her entire family.

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