LOWELL Anna Reilly, 93, a longtime Lowell resident, died Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at Heritage Nursing Care Center. She was the widow of the late James F. Lemar, and Edward P. Reilly.
A daughter of the late Anthony and the late Anna (DeSantos) Mendonsa, she was born August 18, 1920, in Lawrence, and moved to Lowell at a young age, and was educated in the local schools.
As a teenager Anna worked in the local Mills before working as a saleswoman for the Thorndike Factory Outlet for more than fifteen years. She also worked at the Giant Store and for various other downtown stores.
A former member of the Immaculate Conception Parish, more recently she was a member of St. Anthony’s Parish, and enjoyed watching television and was a former member of the St. Anthony’s Glee Club.
She is survived by her son, Richard J. Lemar of Lunenburg; her granddaughter Marina Lemar of Tucson, AZ, and her grandson, Eric Lemar of Lancaster, CA; her sister, Adeline Pulaski of Lowell; her brother, Anthony Mendonsa of Florida; and several other nieces and nephews, and friends including Terry Rourke of Lawrence who had taken care of her for many years.
She was also a sister of the late Alice Pace, the late Mary Wain, the late Marion Cunha, the late Jenny Silveria, the late John Mendonsa, and the late Roland Mendonsa.
YOU ARE INVITED TO HER CALLING HOURS 8 UNTIL 9 A.M. ON FRIDAY MORNING, JUNE 20, AT THE MCDONOUGH FUNERAL HOME, 14 HIGHLAND STREET, LOWELL 978-458-6816. HER FUNERAL MASS WILL BE OFFERED AT ST. ANTHONY’S CHURCH, 893 CENTRAL ST., LOWELL AT 10 A.M.. BURIAL IN ST. PATRICK CEMETERY. MEMORIALS IN HER NAME TO HERITAGE NURSING HOME, 841 MERRIMACK ST., LOWELL, OR TO ST. ANTHONY’S CHURCH 893 CENTRAL ST., LOWELL 01852. E-CONDOLENCE SITE WWW.MCDONOUGHFUNERALHOME.COM