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April 30, 2014

Virginia Marie MacLellan, 87


Tewksbury MA — Virginia Marie "Ginny" (McDonough) MacLellan, 87, of Tewksbury, passed away at the home she loved, after a brief illness, on Monday, April 28, 2014. She was the widow of the late Allan D. MacLellan Sr., to whom she was married for 38 years.

A daughter of the late John L. and Margaret E. (Moloney) McDonough, she was born September 9, 1926, in Lowell. She was a graduate of Saint Peter’s School, Notre Dame Academy, Class of 1944, and the Beacon Institute of Podiatry, Boston, in 1947. She practiced as a podiatrist in Lowell, prior to having her family.

A longtime resident of Tewksbury, she was a daily communicant of Saint William’s Church. Ginny was very dedicated to her family members, they were her greatest joy. She was also loved by her neighbors who were so very good to her.

She is survived by her seven children, Allan D. MacLellan Jr. of York, Maine, the Reverend Iain Grant MacLellan of Saint Anselm Abbey, Manchester, N.H., Sarah Harrington and her husband, Neil, of Salem, Roderick D. MacLellan of Lowell, Laura MacLellan of North Andover, Amy LaVallee and her husband, Marc, of Salem, and Jane Rohan and her husband, Christopher, of Norwell; her 12 grandchildren, Allan Iain MacLellan, Mary MacLellan Fulmer, Elizabeth MacLellan, Douglas MacLellan, Sarah Harrington Goodhue, Grace Harrington, Maeve Harrington, Hugh Harrington, Caroline Rohan, Anne Rohan, Katherine Rohan and Emily Rohan; two great-grandchildren, Jacqueline and Juliet Fulmer; her beloved sisters-in-law, Loretta Grogan, Margaret Berube, Sarah MacLellan, and Ann MacLellan; and more than 60 nieces and nephews, and their respective families, whom she loved. The family especially thanks Viviane Alemao, who helped the family care for her at home.

She is predeceased by her siblings, Margaret Rynne, John L. McDonough, Elizabeth Lynch, Eleanor Wilson, Joseph McDonough, and Constance McInerney.

ARRANGEMENTS: You are invited to her calling hours on Friday, May 2, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., at the Farmer and Dee Funeral HOme, 16 Lee St., Tewksbury. Her funeral Mass will take place at 11 a.m., at Saint William's Church, 1351 Main St., Tewksbury. Burial will be in Tewksbury Cemetery. Memorials in her name may be made to Allan D. MacLellan Sr. Memorial Fund, Saint Anselm College, 100 Saint Anselm Dr., Manchester, NH 03102-1310. Arrangements by the McDonough Funeral Home, 14 Highland St., Lowell, 978-458-6816.

To offer condolences, please visit www.McDonoughFuneralHome.com.