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Ann T. (McGowan) Queally
October 30, 2023
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Visiting hours will be held at the Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home 326 Granite Ave Milton MA on Thursday November 2nd from 4-8pm. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday November 3rd at St. Agatha Parish at 10:00am. Burial to follow at Milton Cemetery.
Ann T. Queally, a beacon of love, kindness and faith, passed away peacefully on October 30, 2023. Born in Charlestown, MA on August 11, 1932, Ann was the beloved daughter of Philip and Isabel (Monagle) McGowan.
Ann was the cherished wife of the late James Queally. As the loving mother of Brendan Queally and his wife Diane, Maryellen Smith and her husband Donald, Sheila Andrews and her husband Terry, Karen Etre and her husband Matthew, Eileen Joyce and her husband Michael, and James Queally and his wife Barbara, Ann's love for her children was unending. Each child held a special place in her heart, and her love for them was reflected in every aspect of her life.
In addition to being a devoted mother, Ann was also the youngest sister of the late Belle Gray, Vincent McGowan, Frank McGowan, James McGowan, Mary Mercer, and Margaret Higgins, who she adored.
Ann was also blessed with 19 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren, each of whom she cherished deeply. Her family was her world.
She spent her career as a longtime telephone operator at AT&T, while raising her six children. Ann also worked for Home Depot for over ten years after retiring from the phone company.
Ann lived in Milton for over 50 years, where she raised her family. Ann was a devout parishioner of St. Agatha’s Parish. Attending Mass and singing in the choir were very important to her, reflecting her deep, enduring faith and her love of music, which she passed on to her children and grandchildren.
Ann was devoted to her family and cherished hosting family gatherings, especially holiday dinners. For Ann, food was a symbol of love—a visit to her house, where everyone was welcome, was not complete without something sweet and a cup of tea.
In remembering Ann, we celebrate a life lived to the fullest, a life marked by love, faith, and an enduring commitment to family. Her life was a testament to the power of unconditional love, a legacy that will continue to inspire all who knew her. She will be dearly missed, but her spirit will live on in the hearts and memories of her loved ones.