Lucille A. O’Hehir, a retired Administrative Assistant from MIT, passed away at The Meadows at Edgewood in North Andover, on Monday evening, June 18, 2018. She was 68 years old. Lucille was born in Somerville. She was one of three girls born to the late Martin and Genevieve O’Hehir. Lucille was raised and educated in Medford and a 1968 graduate of Medford High School.
On completing evening studies at Bay State Academy in 1969, Lucille went to work at MIT where she would join her sister Genevieve who was already employed by MIT. Her sister Pat would eventually join them with all three O’Hehir sisters working at MIT. She started in the MIT Electrical Engineering Headquarters and eventually transferred to Food Services where she worked in several positions until the 1990’s. In 1999 Lucille became an Administrative Assistant in the Electrical Engineering Headquarters of MIT and wore many hats. Lucille had many responsibilities in her role as Administrative Assistant. She processed between 450 to 500 appointments three times a year and maintained and updated the database for students and support staff. She even called herself the “EECS Kitchen Maid” for attention to the headquarters kitchen. Lucille was admittedly obsessive about her job. She always put those around her at ease with her ready humor and insightful conversations with all who stopped to talk with her. Throughout her career she was always there for her co-workers and her assistance was truly appreciated as she received hundreds of “thank you notes” throughout the years that she kept and treasured. One of the highlights of her career was catering a meal for then Vice President Bush and working with Martha Stewart on a project. The recognition and awards Lucille received throughout her career at MIT attested to her skill and dedication. She received the LIDS “Spot Award”, the Mile Award and the Caloggero Award. Lucille was very humbled by these awards.
Lucille loved to travel with her many friends. She had visited the Bahamas, Florida and had taken 43 trips to her favorite destination Las Vegas. It wasn’t until her 43rd trip that Lucille would finally “hit the jack pot” and come home with a little more money than she left with. Lucille had many other interests such as knitting and baking. She also had a love of all animals most especially cats. Lucille even gave two of her nephews two “bunny rabbits” as a gift.
Lucille had a close relationship with all her family. She and her sisters were inseparable throughout their lives. They were each other’s biggest champions and had a strong and loving bond. Lucille had a great love for children of all ages and there was no better aunt to her nieces and nephews than Lucille. She doted on them. She never went shopping without thinking of them. Lucille was more than just an aunt she was their friend. Weekly dinners and movie nights were a common occurrence.
Lucille’s family and friends will remember her with warmth, think of her with pride and cherish her with love.
Lucille was the beloved sister of Patricia Angelo & her late husband Mario of Burlington and Genevieve Morash & her husband Kenneth of Chelmsford. Lucille was the proud aunt of Robert, James and David Angelo, Nicholas Morash and Noreen Coskren. She is also survived by 7 great nieces and nephews.
Funeral from the Edward V Sullivan Funeral Home, 43 Winn St., BURLINGTON (Exit 34 off Rt. 128/95 Woburn side) on Tuesday, June 26 at 9 a.m. Followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Malachy’s Church at 10 a.m. Visiting hours Monday, June 25 from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be private. Please omit flowers and make donations to a charity very dear to Lucille’s heart, Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114 www.shrinershospitalforchildren.org