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Eleanor McNamara

June 5, 1924 ~ September 3, 2017 (age 93)


Eleanor “El” (Lynch) McNamara, 93, a lifelong Fitchburg resident, passed away peacefully in her home Sunday evening September 3, 2017, surrounded by her loving family.

Eleanor was born in Fitchburg, June 5, 1924, a daughter of the late Michael B. and Rena C. (Desmond) Lynch and lived in Fitchburg all her life. Her beloved husband of 62 years, David S. McNamara died October 24, 2010.

Eleanor is survived by nine children, Martin D. McNamara and his wife Jane of Worcester, Michael B. McNamara and his wife Beverly of Leominster, Thomas M. McNamara of Washington D.C., Richard S. McNamara and his wife Kerry of Reisterstown, MD., Ellyn M. Moore and her husband David of Worcester, Kevin X. McNamara of Albany, NY, Stephen J. McNamara and his wife Beth of Fitchburg, Robert J. McNamara and his wife Clementine of Shrewsbury and Christopher P. McNamara and his wife Lauren of Fitchburg; two sons-in-law, Ghazi Darkazalli of Dallas, TX and Donald Kelly of Wilbraham; 24 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Eleanor was predeceased by her five siblings and two daughters, Anne Darkazalli and Jane Kelly.

Eleanor was a graduate of St. Bernard’s Catholic High School and a life long member of St. Bernard’s Parish. Her greatest passion in life was raising her children and spending time with her husband and family. She loved cooking and entertaining her friends and relatives. She also enjoyed gardening. Along with her husband David, Eleanor was a member of Oak Hill Country Club and the Fay Club. In her spare time she enjoyed playing ping pong and tennis. She loved playing doubles tennis with other couples.

Eleanor’s funeral will be held Friday, September 8, 2017 from the Smith-Mallahy-Masciarelli and Fitchburg Chapel of the Sawyer-Miller-Masciarelli Funeral Homes, 243 Water St., Fitchburg, with a Mass at 10:00 am in St. Bernard's Parish @ St. Camillus Church, 333 Mechanic St., Fitchburg.

Burial will follow in St. Bernard's Cemetery, Fitchburg.

Calling hours will be in the funeral home on Thursday, September 7, 2017 from 5:00-7:00 p.m.

The Smith-Mallahy-Masciarelli and the Fitchburg Chapel of Sawyer-Miller-Masciarelli Funeral Homes, 243 Water St., Fitchburg is honored to be assisting the family with the arrangements.

Please visit www.masciarellifamilyfuneralhomes.net for further information.

John F. Masciarelli, Walter C. Taylor, James M. Hebert Funeral Directors.


Thursday, September 07, 2017
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Smith - Mallahy - Masciarelli FH - Fitchburg
243 Water Street
Fitchburg, Massachusetts 01420

Funeral Service

Friday, September 08, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

St. Bernard's Parish @ St. Camillus Church
333 Mechanic St.
Fitchburg, MA 01420

Graveside Service

Friday, September 08, 2017
11:15 AM - 11:30 AM

St. Bernard's Cemetery
Goodrich St.
Fitchburg, MA 01420

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