“Billie” (Poirier) McNally
“Billie” (Poirier) McNally, 93, died peacefully Friday, April
25, 2008, of natural causes at the Caldwell Skilled Nursing and
Rehab facility in her beloved Ipswich. Virginia was the
daughter of the late Alice (Leger) and Henry Poirier of Lynn.
Born and educated in Lynn, she worked at the General Electric
during WWII. Upon her marriage in 1949 to Myles H. McNally of
Arlington, Ma., Virginia was employed by the Arlington Five Cent
Savings Bank working in the Life Insurance Department. Myles
and Virginia loved to entertain family and friends at their home
on Jay Road in Ipswich and upon Myles’ death in 1980 Virginia
moved to Lynn and resided with her dear friend the late Emily
loved the ocean and world travel and was an avid reader.
to Myles and Emily, Virginia is predeceased by brothers Winston
of NJ, Joseph Perry of Laconia, NH ; sister Bernice “Bunny”
Ahern of Maine; niece, Eileen Monroe of Connecticut and great
nephew Jesse Jones.
survived by sisters-in-law Marion Perry of Laconia, NH, Jean
McNally of Franklin, MA; brother-in-law John D. Ahern of
Biddeford Pool, ME.; many life-long friends including Dorella
Lawrence of Peabody and Marie Babineau of Lynn; a cousin, Mrs.
John “Peg” Simons of NY and three generations of nieces and
Mass will be said for Virginia at St. Mary’s Church, Common
Street in Lynn on Thursday, May 8th at 9AM. Family
and friends are respectfully welcomed.
are under the direction of the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of
contributions may be made in her memory to the Sea Shepherd
Conversation Society, PO Box 2616, Friday Harbor, WA. 98250 or
to The Lighthouse Preservation Society, 4 Middle Street,
Newburyport, MA. 01950.