Mary Lindley

Obituary of Mary Lindley

Mary E. Lindley, active member of the Burlington community passed away at the John Clarke Retirement Center in Rhode Island on Thursday afternoon, February 28, 2008. She was 83 years old. Mary was born in Day Spring, Nova Scotia, the daughter of the late Creighton and Alberta (Ramey) Taylor. Her family immigrated to the United States when Mary was just two years old. Mary grew up in Somerville. She was a graduate of Somerville High School. She worked for 15 years as a supervisor at Sylvania Electric in Woburn. She had been a resident of Burlington for 58 years. Mary was a very active member of the community. She was a volunteer at the Winchester Hospital and at the Burlington Cable Access Television station. She was a member of the Eastern Star and served as Worthy Matron in the Billerica Chapter. She was very active in the Burlington Council on Aging, serving as Chairperson of the Board of Directors. She was very active in all the COA activities and events, especially quilting and line dancing. She would also run day and overnight trips for the seniors of Burlington. Mary had a strong faith and was an extremely active parishioner at the United Church of Christ, Congregational in Burlington. She served as a Deaconess at the Church for a number of years. She was always willing to give of herself whenever the church had a special event or collation. It was always refreshing to know that Mary would be there when you needed a helping hand or a friend. Mary was the beloved wife of the late Joel Ross Lindley. She was the loving mother of Janice & her husband William Magee of Burlington and Joanne & her husband David Mower of Portsmouth, RI. She was predeceased by her sisters; Grace Miller, Thelma Carlin, and Elnora Martin. She was the devoted and proud grandmother of Suzanne Janke, William, Stephen, and Kevin Magee, and Christine Magee Hagan. She was also survived by 9 great grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held at the United Church of Christ, Congregational on Monday, March 3 at 10 a.m. Visiting hours Sunday from 3-7 p.m. at the Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home, 43 Winn St., BURLINGTON (exit 34 off Rt. 128, Woburn side). Interment in Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Burlington. Memorials in Mary’s name may be made to the Odyssey HealthCare Foundation (Hospice), 100 Quaker Lane, Suite 2, Warwick, RI 02886 or For directions, obituary, & online guest book see or
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