Ann E. Paynter, longtime resident of North Chelmsford

1934 - 2015

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Ann E. Paynter

Longtime resident of N. Chelmsford


Ann E. (Sullivan) Paynter, 80, a longtime resident of N. Chelmsford, MA died Sunday, March 1st at Lowell General Hospital surrounded by her family.

She was married to the late James D. Paynter, who died May 29, 1998.

Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late Jerimiah and Margaret Sullivan. She graduated from St. Columbkille High School with the class of 1952.

She retired in 1992 from Raytheon of S. Lowell.

Ann was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church.

She enjoyed ballroom dancing, going to movies with her friends and spending time with her family.

She is survived by three sons and a daughter in law.  James D. Paynter Jr. of N. Chelmsford, John J. Paynter of N. Chelmsford, Gerard and his wife Val Paynter of Brookline, NH.  Two daughters and sons in law Linda and her husband Mark of Nashua, NH, June and Ron DeGagne of Chelmsford.  She is also survived by one sister and brother in law Pauline and her husband Ed Buckley of NC. Four grandchildren, Janelle and her husband Ryan Richardson, Michael DeGagne, Stephanie Demers, and Timothy Demers.

Ann was the Mother of the late Francis Paynter.  Sister of the late Gerald Sullivan of Middlesex, NJ , Fr. Francis Sullivan of Boston, and Margaret McCann of Tewksbury. Grandmother of the late Kristin Demers.

Funeral Thursday at 10 from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 11 AM at St. John the Evangelist Church, N. Chelmsford. Burial in Pine Ridge Cemetery, Chelmsford. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to LifeLinks 285 Mill Rd. Chelmsford MA 01824. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at

4 Condolences for Ann E. Paynter, longtime resident of North Chelmsford

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    Mr and Mrs Walter McEnaney


    Ann was such a lovely, friendly, and well dressed neighbor. We will miss her pleasant conversation
    and gracious manor. Our deepest sympathies to the family and may she rest peacefully.
    Gloria, Walter and Grant

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    Pauline Buckley & Edward Buckley


    ~Pauline and I send our heartfelt condolences and our deepest love to all.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you; along with our wonderful lifelong memories of your Mom- Betty.
    with love,
    Aunt Pauline and Uncle Ed Buckley
    (Betty’s Sister) (Brother-in-law)
    Wilmington, North Carolina

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    Kristine Buckley Wesche' & Jeffrey Wesche'


    Dearest Aunt Betty –
    We loved you so much and will miss you. ~You were always so sweet and kind- gentle and loving.
    Our sincerest heartfelt condolences to my cousins -Jimmy, Linda, June, Jackie & Gerard and their families.
    She is an angel and will be missed on earth.
    Love to you all,
    Tina and Jeff (Buckley) Wesche’
    Wilmington, North Carolina

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    Glenda Sullivan


    Linda and June,
    So sorry to read of your mom’s passing. Having lost my dad 3 weeks ago I understand your sorrow. Treasure your memories and know her love will always be with you. My thoughts and prayer are with you and your family at this sad time.

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