Nancy Gheringhelli

February 19, 1963September 17, 2020

Nancy (McDonald) Gheringhelli, age 57, of Lynn, passed away peacefully at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers following a courageous battle with cancer.

Born in Lynn, MA on February 19, 1963, she was a daughter of the late Thomas William and Eleanor Catherine (McGinn) McDonald. Nancy graduated Lynn English High School in 1981. Following her education, she went on to work for many years in quality control for semiconductor manufacturing, most recently with Atlantic Semiconductor in Peabody, MA. During the later stage of her mother Eleanor’s life, Nancy also selflessly took on the role of her caretaker and companion.

Nancy was loved dearly by those who knew her. Nancy was an avid golfer and longtime member of the Ladies Inner Club at Gannon Golf Course. She was most at ease when it was time to relax and enjoy company. As a devoted mother, and a loving sister, aunt, and friend to many, she treasured the time spent with family and friends. Whether vacationing on Newfound Lake, the Belgrade Lakes, or making her annual pilgrimage to “Gannon South” in Naples Florida, Nancy cherished the time spent with those near to her. In addition to enjoying the celebrations off the course, Nancy also earned quite a few celebrations on the course. A three-time Ladies Four Ball Champ, a Ladies Classic Champ, and a Senior Ladies Net Club Champ, she would always be on the Gannon leaderboard at some point. Nancy no doubt left her mark on all “19” holes at Gannon and will be warmly remembered on all of them. Surviving Nancy is her son, Charles Gheringhelli, III and his significant other Jennifer Kasper of Lynn; her siblings, Patricia Allen of Allen, TX, James McDonald and his wife Maryann of Lynn, Maureen Weeks of Lynn, Daniel McDonald and his wife Donna of Charles Town, WV, and JoAnn Ferruolo and her husband Louis of Manchester, NH; her beloved boyfriend Paul Zaniboni of Lynn, as well as many other nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

In addition to her late parents, Nancy is predeceased by her brother in law John Weeks.

The family wishes to thank Care Dimensions and the staff at the Kaplan House, and our extended family and friends for their support during this difficult time. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Nancy’s name to the John W. Weeks Endowment Scholarship in care of St. Pius V. School, 28 Bowler Street, Lynn, MA 01904.

Arrangements: Friends and family are welcome to gather at the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, 157 Maple St., Lynn, on Wednesday, September 23rd from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Her Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, September 24th at 10:30 a.m. at St. Pius V Church, Maple St., Lynn. Burial will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn.


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, September 23, 2020

  • Funeral Mass

    Thursday, September 24, 2020


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donna amico

September 27, 2020

Words cannot exprees how sad I am to hear of your mother's passing. I am truely going to miss her very much. Saturday nights up Gannon will never be the same.
Whether we were playing trivia, dancing in the hall at someone's party or sneaking out with a center piece or two---we always had a good laugh.
I will think of Nancy often, always with a smile on my face.
Donna Amico

Norm Eddy

September 25, 2020

Jim, so sorry to hear about Nancy. May she be at peace now.

Gail Holliw

September 23, 2020

Jimmy & family, Mike and I are so sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love Mike and Gail Hollow

Christine McCafferty

September 23, 2020

My deepest condolences to the entire family. Nancy was a great person and will be truly missed. May she rest in peace ❤

Linda Friedman Jean Morelli

September 23, 2020

Our deepest sympathy to CJ, Jim, McDonald family and the entire Gannon family. We will always remember Nancy’s smiling face and her laughter on the deck. Rest In Peace Nancy.

Deb Ducharme

September 23, 2020

Dear Jim & Maryann,
So sorry for your loss and please accept our deepest sympathies. God bless you both during this difficult time. Sincerely Deb & Marc Ducharme

Bob and Barbara Costello

September 23, 2020

Jim we are very sorry for your loss.

Michelle Carter

September 22, 2020

Thinking of you CJ along with all of your mom’s friends and family. She will be missed by so many; however, she made so many people’s lives better with her laughs and friendships. We will miss you Nancy, more than you know. ❤️❤️❤️


September 22, 2020



Rose Noonan

September 22, 2020

I am so very sorry for your loss.. sending you lots of thoughts, prayers and love ❤️

A mother’s love will be with you forever..

Rose Noonan
(Mikey’s Mom)

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