Obituary: Edna R. (Samaha) McGillicuddy, 90

Edna R. (Samaha) McGillicuddy, 90 of Southborough, passed away peacefully at home Tuesday, January 26, 2021. She was the beloved wife of Jeremiah D. McGillicuddy for the past 63 years and the daughter of the late Harry and Jennie (Ofish) Samaha.

Edna was born and raised in Plymouth, NH, and earned her Bachelor Degree in Education at Plymouth State College where she was a varsity basketball player and class vice president. She began her career as an elementary school teacher in Berlin, CT, where she taught for several years. Her passion for teaching continued years later as a substitute teacher for the Southborough School system. Edna served her community well as a committed and caring volunteer for several organizations. She was a founding member and first president of Southborough Friends of the Library and served as a member for many years. Edna served on the board of Southborough Recreation Department, was an active member of St. Anne Church and served on the Parish Council for a number of years. She remained active her entire life and enjoyed traveling and gardening at her home. Edna especially loved spending time with her family and celebrating family events by her pool. 

In addition to her husband she is survived by her children, Jerry; Kevin, his wife, Sue; Sean his wife, Beth; Maureen and her husband, Bill; and her 5 grandchildren.

Visiting hours [were scheduled to be held] on Sunday January 31, from 2 to 4 pm at the Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main Street, Southborough.

Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, February 1 at 10:30 am at St. Anne Church, 20 Boston Road, Southborough followed by a burial in Southborough Rural Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions maybe sent in Edna’s memory to St Anne Church, 20 Boston Road, Southborough, MA 10772 or Friends of the Southborough Library, 25 Main Street, Southborough, MA 01772.

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(Obituary and photo via Morris Funeral Home)

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Dave Monroe
3 years ago

I wanted to share my prayers to the McGillicuddy family. I grew up playing with each of the sons and spent time at their home and have nothing but fond memories of Mrs. McGillicuddy. May you rest in peace.

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