Mary Ann (Carley) Chambers
Mary Ann (Carley) Chambers, 95 of Maynard and formerly of Waltham passed away peacefully April 20, 2018 at the Acton Life Care after a long illness. Ann as called by family and friends was the wife of Eugene E. Chambers and they were happily married for 56 years before Gene passed away in 1997.
Mary was born in Newton, MA on March 29, 1923 to the late Howard and Mary (Doherty) Carley. Ann graduated from Newton High School in 1941 and married her husband Gene shortly after. Ann cared for several family members children early in her marriage when their parents took sick. Ann and Gene moved to Maynard 1962 and raised their family there. Ann worked at Raytheon in Waltham for several years and later for Tobin’s Vending in Maynard. Ann also did daycare from her home for several children and it was a job she truly loved! Ann was a former Girl Scout leader for many years and she was a fan of the Red Sox and Terry Francona. In her spare time Ann liked to knit and crotchet and reading books was her passion. Ann also loved attending her children’s and grandchildren’s school and sporting events.
Ann is survived by two sons, Attorney Walter and Bernadette (MacDonald) Chambers of Wells, ME and Michael & Jane (Colombo) Chambers of Ashburnham, MA and a daughter Patricia Chambers of Maynard, MA. Ann also leaves her grandchildren, Thomas, Bryan, Heather, Ari (Stowell), Shaun, Ryan and Kevin Chambers and her great grandchildren, Ava, Megan, Caitlyn and River Chambers and a special niece Maureen Poly as well as several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. In addition, Ann leaves her two feline companions Mitts & Bailey. Ann was the sister of the late Elizabeth (Jay) Gould, Patricia Sereno, Alice Fleet and brother Thomas Carley.
A wake will be held Wednesday, April 25th from 4:00-8:00pm at the Acton Funeral Home, 470 Massachusetts Ave, (Rte 111) Acton, MA. The funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, April 26th at 10:00am at Saint Bridget’s Church, 1 Percival Street in Maynard, MA. Burial will immediately follow at St. Bridget’s Cemetery, Great Road (Rte 117) in Maynard. Food insecurity was very important issue to Ann so those who wish to make memorial contribution in Ann’s name can send a donation to Open Table, P.O. Box 42, Concord, MA 01742, online at opentable.org/donate/ Memorial page actonfuneralhome.com