Cecily Cahill
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Cecily Hannan Cahill

AUBURN - Cecily Barbara (Hannan) Cahill of Auburn passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at the Christopher House.

She was the wife of James Emmett Cahill who died in 1995. Cecily was predeceased by her parents Frederick L. and Mary Alice (Shea) Hannan, and her siblings Rita, Edward and Frederick Hannan.

Cecily ("Sis") leaves three children John James Cahill and his wife Elaine of Sutton; Susan Cullen and her husband Richard of Lynnfield; and James E. Cahill Jr. and his wife Trudy of Spencer. She was the devoted grandmother of Amy Cahill, wife of Keith O'Connell of Norwell; Megan Cahill, wife of Patrick Clare-O'Brien of Quincy; Heather Cahill, wife of Andrew Gilmore of Marshfield; Colleen Cullen, wife of Andrew Dunleavy, of South Boston; Brian Cullen of Lynnfield, and Kaitlyn and Ashley Cahill both of Spencer. Cecily was the loving great-grandmother of Max, Charlie and Sam O'Connell, and Emmett and Rosalie Gilmore. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends.

Cecily was born in Worcester, and lived in Auburn for more than sixty years. She was a graduate of the former Classical High School in Worcester.

Cecily's greatest pleasure in life was spending time with her children and their families. She also enjoyed helping others and this was a mainstay throughout her life. Over the years, she worked part-time in the retail industry. Additionally, Cecily was also a volunteer at UMass-Memorial for over 15 years. She was affiliated with the Nutrition Department and very much enjoyed the staff and helping the many, many patients she encountered throughout her years of service.

Her family wishes to thank the staff at Christopher House for its compassionate care of Cecily.

Calling hours are Friday, January 20, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Athy Memorial Home, 111 Lancaster St., Worcester. The funeral Mass will be held Saturday, January 21, at 11 a.m. in North American Martyrs Church, 8 Wyoma Dr., Auburn. Burial will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Worcester.

Memorial donations may be made to the Notre Dame Hospice, 555 Plantation St., Worcester. MA 01605, UMass-Memorial Foundation, 333 South St., Shrewsbury, MA 01545, or the North American Martyrs Church, 8 Wyoma Dr., Auburn, MA 01501.

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Published in Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Jan. 18 to Jan. 19, 2017.
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January 22, 2017
What an honor to have met sissy. I'm so sorry for family's loss, a great loss it is. Sue, John, jack, thank you for sharing your mom with us. We love her.
January 20, 2017
John, Susie, JimJim & Families --

So sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. I have a lot of fond memories of our good times on Boyce Street from Christmas Eve parties to summers on Cape Cod. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Patti Quinn Smolinsky
Shrewsbury, MA
January 19, 2017
Jack,Susie,Jimmy, & Family, We are so sorry to hear about Sis'passing. We have wonderful memories of her and all the fun times we had as kids.Our parents had a special friendship,and now it continues in Heaven. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.Paula Lapomardo, Bill & Tim Corbett
Paula Lapomardo
January 19, 2017
Sincere condolences to the whole Cahill family.She was a great neighbor for all those years and my father enjoyed his talks with her as they both aged as neighbors on Boyce.....our prayers this week.....John lynch
John Lynch
January 19, 2017
So so sorry to hear about Sis. She was the last of the bunch. We have such good memories. Cape Cod summers, Fourth of July Cookout s just to mention a few. May she rest in peace. She will be missed. Love and prayers to all of you. Gerry Kittredge DeSimone.
January 19, 2017
Our sincerest condolences Jack.
Dave and Pat Ormsby
David Ormsby
January 19, 2017

So sorry to hear about the loss of your mom.

Cindy Goodline
January 19, 2017
John, Susie & Jim-
So sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. She was a special lady & touched so many lives. Will always remember the fun we had at the Cape & family gatherings. You know she, your dad ,Aunt Mary & Uncle Joe are having one heck of a party! May she rest in peace.

Debbie ( Capite) Daly
January 19, 2017
Please accept my condolences on your loss, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, Cecily. She was blessed with a loving family.
Pam Page
January 19, 2017
So sorry for your loss. May your memories of this wonderful lady keep you strong.
Paul & Jean Wentzell
January 19, 2017
Sincerest sympathies to all the family. She was a dynamite lady and will truly be missed. May all your years of memories and stories fill you heads and hearts and make this time a little easier to get through.
Again, our Sincerest of Sympathies,
Neil and Lori-Ann Copeland
January 18, 2017
Jack & Elaine,
We are very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Marga & Tom Burke
January 18, 2017
My condolences Jack ,Elaine and Cahill family on your loss.May Mrs Cahill rest in peace.
Anthony Vigliotti
January 18, 2017
Jack, we send our sincere condolences to you and your family.

Barbara & Charlie
Barbara Tubbs
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