Mary Theresa (Keefe) Spellissy
"Lifelong Resident of Lowell with ancestral roots in Ballyglunin, County Galway, Ireland"
LOWELL Mary Theresa (Keefe) Spellissy, 92, of Lowell, died Wednesday, November 17, 2010, at Durgin Pine Rehabiliation in York, Maine, after a brief illness. She was the widow of Thomas A. Spellissy who passed away in 1994.
Born March 26, 1918, in Lowell, she was a daughter of the late Jack Keefe, and the late Julia (Duggan) Keefe, whose ancestral home was Ballyglunin, County Galway, Ireland. She attended the Immaculate Conception Parochial School, and Lowell High School.
She resided in Lowell, and was a member of the former St. Peter's Parish and more recently a communicant of the Immaculate Conception Parish. She was employed for over thirty years with Commodore Foods.
Mary enjoyed traveling to Ireland to visit her relatives, especially Ballyglunin, County Galway, the birthplace of her late mother, Julia. She lived independently up until a recent illness. She loved her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren and enjoyed visiting them often to share stories of when she was a young girl. Living in the City of Lowell gave her the opportunity to take them to many events within the City.
She is survived by a son, Bernie W. Spellissy and his wife, Donna, of Lowell; two daughters, Judy A. Gregoire and her husband, Joseph, of York, ME, and Katherine M. Muzbeck and her husband, William, of Ruther Glen, VA; her son in law, Arthur Kidd of Nashua, NH; five grandchildren, Tara Bedard and her husband, Brian, of Lowell, Kate Spellissy of Ayer, William Muzbeck, USCG, and his wife, Megan of NC, Jodie Adawadaker and her husband, Samir, of Kittery, ME, and Kathy Trafton and her husband, Bob, of Maryland; eight great grandchildren, Colin Bedard and Ella Bedard, Shea Muzbeck and Lea Muzbeck, Lalia Adawadaker, Emma Adawadaker, Cole Adawadaker, and Luca Adawadaker; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
She was also the mother of the late Mary Theresa Kidd, sister of the late Katherine Letendre, the late Agnes Diamantopolous, the late Anna Papachristis, and a beloved niece of the late Molly Duggan Gookin, who was also born in Ballyglunin, County Galway.
YOU ARE INVITED TO HER CALLING HOURS 2 UNTIL 6 P.M. ON SUNDAY. AT HER REQUEST, HER FUNERAL AND BURIAL WILL BE HELD PRIVATELY FROM THE MCDONOUGH FUNERAL HOME, 14 HIGHLAND STREET, LOWELL 978-458-6816. MEMORIALS IN HER NAME TO ST. JUDE CHILDREN'S RESEARCH HOSPITAL, 501 ST. JUDE PLACE, MEMPHIS, TN 38105. E-CONDOLENCE - MCDONOUGHFUNERALHOME.COM