Anna A. "Nan" Lannan
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lifelong resident of Chelmsford; 89
KINGSTON, MA -- Anna A. "Nan" Lannan, age 89, died peacefully at Wingate at Silver Lake in Kingston on April 29, 2012. She was the devoted wife of 42 years to the late Gerald Joseph Lannan. Born in Dromore, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland on Sept. 3, 1922, she was a daughter of the late Charles F. and Margaret (McBrearty) McGeown.
She was educated in Chelmsford and was a graduate of Chelmsford High School, Class of 1941. She was also a graduate of Lowell Commercial College. A lifelong resident of Chelmsford, Mrs. Lannan moved to Kingston, MA in 2003. She was a Communicant of St. Mary's Church in Chelmsford and was a member of the St. Mary's Sodality. She enjoyed cooking and had attended the American Cooking School in Paris. "Nan" also had a passion for reading.
She was the loving mother of Kathleen L. Murphy and her husband Maurice D. Murphy of Kingston. She was the cherished sister of Maureen Bailey and her husband Kevin of Westford, and sister-in-law to Joanne McGeown of Middletown, RI. She was predeceased by her brothers, John McGeown of Chelmsford, Charles McGeown of Middletown, RI, her sister Agnes Murphy of Oyster Bay, NY, sister-in-law Sue McGeown of Chlemsford and brother-in-law John Murphy of Oyster Bay, NY. She was the beloved grandmother of Margaret (Jon) Sanford, Sarah (Wael) Asaad, Maurice (Heather) Murphy, Colin (Suzi) Murphy, and Eamon Murphy. She is also survived by nine great-grandchildren.
LANNAN -- The funeral will take place on Saturday morning at 9a.m. from the Cartmell Funeral Home, 150 Court St., Plymouth followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Family Church in Duxbury, MA at 10:00 a.m. Friends are welcome at the Cartmell Funeral Home on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. Interment will be in Pine Ridge Cemetery, Chelmsford, MA. Donations in her memory may be made to the
., 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02140-1102. For directions and online guestbook see: www.cartmellfuneralhome.com
Published in Lowell Sun on May 1, 2012