OBITUARY

Mary Catherine Lamb

August 29, 1927June 17, 2019
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Mary Catherine “May” (Ranaghan) Lamb, passed away on Monday, June 17, 2019 at home surrounded by her loving family.

Born in New York, NY, she was the eldest daughter of the late William and Philomena (Rice) Ranaghan.

A true one-of-a-kind, May was also known by many loving nicknames, including: Mommay, Maisie, Daisy, Aunt May, Grandma May and Miss May. She was a homemaker for many years, and later in life worked as an invoice processor at Merck, Inc. May was an avid bridge player in her spare time, and loved to dance and be the "life of the party" at family gatherings. She founded the annual "Baby BBQ" in 1980, a special family tradition that continues to this day.

She is survived by her two daughters, Christine Lamb of Kansas City and Eileen Lamb Villano and her husband Robert “Bob” of Plymouth, her beloved sister Roseanne Kilgannon of Somers, NY, four grandchildren, Jessica Villano Falk and her husband Brian of Milford, MA, Ryan Villano and his wife Tammy of Plymouth, MA, Thomas Ranaghan of Kansas City, KS and Amy May Herrmann of St. Louis, MO; great-grandchildren, Liam, Nolan, Colin Falk, and Nova Rose Villano. May is also survived by many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sisters Philomena Nicholson and Margaret Moore and a brother Colum Ranaghan. A special thanks to Barbara, Bonnie, Maura and Bonnie who took such good and loving care of her.

Her calling hours will be held 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at the Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home 40 MacArthur Blvd., Bourne. Burial to be held at a later date at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne, NY. In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the Alzheimer’s Foundation or Cranberry Hospice 36 Cordage Park Circle Plymouth, MA. 02360

  • FAMILY

  • William Ranaghan, Father
  • Philomena Ranaghan, Mother
  • Christine Lamb, Daughter
  • Eileen Lamb Villano, Daughter
  • Robert “Bob” Villano, Son-in-law
  • Roseanne Kilgannon, Sister
  • Jessica Villano Falk and her husband Brian, Granddaughter
  • Ryan Villano and his wife Tammy, Grandson
  • Thomas Ranaghan, Grandson
  • Amy May Herrmann, Granddaughter
  • Liam Falk, Great Grandchild
  • Nolan Falk, Great Grandchild
  • Colin Falk, Great Grandchild
  • Nova Rose Villano, Great Grandchild
  • Philomena Nicholson, Sister
  • Margaret Moore, Sister
  • Colum Ranaghan, Brother
  • May is also survived by many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. A special thanks to Barbara, Bonnie, Maura and Bonnie who took such good and loving care of her.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visiting Hours Tuesday, June 25, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Burial to be held at a later date

Memories

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Debora Oliviere

June 25, 2019

Eileen, Bob and Family,

We are so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. She was a lovely lady with a great sense of humor. We were honored to spend time with her. Take care, Debi Oliviere & The Bridging the Years Staff

Joanne Keeley

June 23, 2019

May you were fun and funny and a great aunt. I love you and will miss you very much.

Kerry Kern

June 21, 2019

My favorite Aunt Maisee was always the life of the party, sure to regale us with a story (or a few). We called her Crazy Maisee, not as a negative but as a praise for her zest for life. We miss her and know her two wonderful children have a ton of great memories to help them through this terrible time.

Mary Beth Murphy

June 19, 2019

Dear Eileen, Bob, Chris, kids and grands;
Just thinking of all the wonderful times we've had with Aunt May over the years. From running up and down the stairs at 9 D"Allessio waiting for her famous red white and green Christmas jello mold, always a big hit with us kids, to the Alley Cat at weddings and to our kids enjoying their Mickey Mouse ice cream pops in her yard at the baby BBQ, we've had so much love and laughter together. After her move to Plymouth, lunches at Reins and visits at our house brought us even closer. We are very saddened that she has passed. Take comfort in knowing how loved and missed Aunt May is and all the fun and enjoyment she brought into our lives.
Love, Mary Beth and Ken

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