Anne M. (McDonald) Glynn, age 87

of Quincy

Anne M. (McDonald) Glynn, age 87

Anne M. (McDonald) Glynn, age 87, of Quincy, a former resident of Braintree for over fifty years, died peacefully, Wednesday, October 5, 2022, in the comfort of her home, surrounded by her loving family.

Anne was born in Charlestown, to the late Peter and Marie (Reilly) McDonald. Raised and educated there, she was a graduate of Charlestown High School, Class of 1953.

She married her late husband, Francis, in 1956 and they moved to Braintree to raise their family. Anne was a founding member of the Church of Saint Clare Ladies Sodality, and she taught CCD there for many years. Additionally, she acted as a counsellor for the Camp Fire Girls of the South Shore. Anne attended Bridgewater State College in the evening while raising her children and enjoyed attending many adult education classes at Braintree High School.

Beloved wife of the late Francis Glynn, Esq.

Devoted mother of Anne Marie Young of Quincy, Patricia Davis and her husband Christopher of North Carolina, Maureen Glynn and her husband Thomas Carroll of Quincy; and former son-in-law Mark Young.

Proud grandmother of Michael Young and his wife Jennifer of Wayland, Elise Young and her wife Carmen of Connecticut, Ryan Young and his wife Sonia of Texas, Lauren and Alex Davis of Oregon, and Jacqueline Anne and Kevin Carroll of Quincy.

She was one of six siblings and is survived by many nieces, nephews, and their families.

Anne was fortunate to have a close-knit group of friends from her Braintree neighborhood for over fifty years, including Janet Murphy and the late Kay Shellmer, Marcia Powers, and Kay Flaherty.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in the Church of Saint Clare, 1244 Liberty Street, Braintree, on Monday, October 10, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Interment to follow at Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree. At the request of the family, visiting hours have been omitted.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Anne’s memory may be made to Quincy Community Action Programs, Inc., benefitting the Southwest Community Food Center, c/o 1509 Hancock Street, Third Floor, Quincy, MA 02169 or by visiting


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  • I love you so much Nanny and i’ll miss you forever and ever ❤️

  • My heartfelt condolences go out all of her children and grandchildren. To me she was Aunt Sissy and I have happy memories of her spending weekends at our house when I was a child and she was a teenager. It was always such fun to be with her. She will be missed.

  • Patti and Chris, we are so sorry for your loss! Your mom sounds like a very special person, Patti. Please know that the BraveWorks team is here for you and sending lots of prayers your way.

  • Patti, Anne and Maureen,
    I am sorry to hear about your mom. I have fond memories of growing up on Hickory Rd and of all of us going to Swifts beach. I remember her smile and her laugh. I know she will be missed.

  • Anne, Patti and Maureen
    So many memories on Hickory Rd. Not one without your Mom either present or close by. Playing dolls under the huge Weeping Willow tree, picking cherries off the tree in the side yard, the adult neighbors having parties in the room in the basement. Maureen breaking her leg over February vacation. Swifts beach every day, year after year. Anne’s (Ruby) birthday parties.
    Treasured memories are the greatest support during this difficult time. I wish the three of you and your families comfort and strength.

  • To the Glynn girls, Anne, Patty and Maureen
    My heart is with you. Your mom,Marcia ,Kay F , Kay S and Barbara Welch , a few others and I were the “young” mothers of the neighborhood at the time. We raised you all, loved you, were exhausted by you. We watched you play and fight and play again. Through it all we had each other. I told your mom once that she could be a greeter at conferences. She would know everyone’s name and be sure to remember something about each one.She was an intelligent woman and a loyal friend. I was glad she was my friend and that we lived long enough to see you become beautiful , strong women, to see grandchildren and to love you all. I am sorry for our loss,
    Janet Murphy or Mrs. Murphy as you know me, my love to you all.