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Ann M. (O'Brien) Stygles

August 12, 1930 ~ September 26, 2023 (age 93) 93 Years Old

Ann Stygles Obituary

Ann M. Stygles (O’Brien), age 93, of Warren, ME, formerly of Wilmington, MA and Charlestown, MA, passed away peacefully on September 26, 2023, after a long illness.

Ann was born on August 12, 1930, in Charlestown, MA; she was the dear daughter of the late Jeremiah and Anne (Sullivan) O’Brien.  Ann spent her early years in Charlestown where she was raised and educated all while summering with family at Silver Lake in Wilmington.  Ann’s family then moved to Wilmington on a more permanent basis where she continued her education and made many life-long friends. Ann was always proud of her Charlestown roots and was a “townie” at heart.

Following high school, Ann took a job at the First National Grocery Store in Winchester where she met “her sweetheart” Daniel Stygles.  The couple soon became inseparable and were married in 1951.

Ann and Dan bought their home on Jones Ave. in Wilmington where they raised a beautiful family and shared many great times together before Dan’s untimely passing in 1985.  Ann was a very devoted wife and mother; she loved to cook and always had Sunday dinners ready for her family to gather together.  Ann and Dan enjoyed camping with their children; York Beach and Old Orchard Beach in Maine were some of their favorite destinations.  In later years, Ann, thoroughly enjoyed her role as “Nana” to her grandchildren and “Grammy” to her great-grandchildren; she was always so proud of her family and of all their accomplishments.

Ann was a woman of great faith and a devout Catholic; she was a parishioner at St. Dorothy’s Church in Wilmington, MA, for many years and following her move to Maine she quickly became a parishioner at St. Bernard’s Parish in Rockland, ME. 

In her spare time, Ann enjoyed shopping, rides along the ocean, and spending time with her family and friends.  She travelled to Ireland, Hawaii, Florida, and Georgia with family; they always had a great time and a lot of laughs.

Ann will be fondly remembered as a wonderful lady; she had a quiet demeanor and a huge heart.  Ann was always willing to lend a hand to anyone in need and her unconditional love and devotion for her family was evident in everything she did.  Ann will forever live on in the hearts of those she touched.

Ann was the devoted wife of 34 years to the late Daniel J. Stygles, she was the loving mother of Carol Boudreau and her husband Robert, Daniel J. Stygles, Jr. and his wife Nancy, John “Jackie” Stygles and his wife Carol, James “Jamie” Stygles and his late wife Joy, Patricia Stygles, Joseph Stygles and his wife Debbie and Colleen Otis and her husband Mark.  Ann was the special “Nana” of Jennifer, Jacqueline, Jessica, Julie, Chris, Danielle, Ryan, Shane, Nicole, Jolene, and the late Melissa as well as special “Grammy” to her 12 great-grandchildren.  She was the dear sister of the late Mary Lee, Edward O’Brien, Vincent O’Brien, Thomas O’Brien, Catherine “Kay” Graham, and Martin O’Brien.  She is also survived by her many nieces and nephews and their families.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, MA, on Monday, October 2nd at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Dorothy’s Church, Main St. (Rte. 38), Wilmington, MA, at 10:00 a.m.  Interment will take place in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington, MA.  Visiting hours will take place at the Funeral Home on Sunday, October 1st from 1:00-4:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Ann’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3 Speen St., Suite 250, Framingham, MA  01701 or to St. Dorothy’s Church, c/o Parish of the Transfiguration, 11 Harnden St., Wilmington, MA  01887.

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October 1, 2023

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Nichols Funeral Home
187 Middlesex Ave
Wilmington, MA 01887

Funeral Mass
October 2, 2023

10:00 AM
St. Dorothy's Church
Main Street, (Rte. 38)
Wilmington, MA 01887

October 2, 2023

11:00 AM
Wildwood Cemetery
233 Middlesex Ave.
Wilmington, MA 01887


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