Winifred P. “Una” McPartlin, age 83

of Somerville

Winifred P. “Una” McPartlin, age 83

Winifred P. “Una” McPartlin, age 83, of Somerville, died peacefully, Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

Una was born in Ballinaglera, County Leitrim, Ireland. She was the youngest child of the late Catherine and Peter McPartlin. Una immigrated to the United States in 1959, joining her brother Paddy and her sister Catherine both of whom had establish themselves in the Boston area. Una initially settled in America living with her cousins in Dorchester, then Cambridge, and most recently in Somerville for the past thirty years.

Una was employed as a bookkeeper for various companies and church parishes over the years. She was also a longtime active parishioner of Saint Benedict Parish in Somerville. Una enjoyed listening to Irish music, attending social events and functions at the Irish Pastoral Center in Canton, dancing and visiting family and friends both here and abroad in Ireland and the UK. In her spare time Una enjoyed making and painting craft projects.

Una was the devoted sister of Sister Francis Clare McPartlin of the La Sainte Union order in London, England. She was predeceased by her other siblings: Catherine Shea, Margaret Stone, Patrick McPartlin, Thomas McPartlin, Peter McPartlin and John McPartland. Una is survived by many nieces and nephews; great nieces and great nephews; cousins and many dear friends.

A memorial funeral Mass will be celebrated in Our Lady Help of Christians Church, 573 Washington Street, Newton, MA 02458 on Tuesday, September 8, at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Interment will take place privately, at a later date, in Leitrim, Ireland, once it is safe for the family to travel.

“I’ve travelled far through these great lands from the east unto the west but of all the islands I have seen I love my own the best
and if ever I return again there’s one place I will go it will be to lovely Leitrim where the Shannon water’s flow”
– Lovely Leitrim, written by: Philip Fitzpatrick

For those who wish, donations in Una’s memory may be made to: Saint Benedict Parish, 25 Arlington Street, Somerville, MA 02145-3342.


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  • In loving memory of a beautiful lady. I have many fond memories of Una visiting us in Tully. She was always happy and smiling. I wish I could be there on Tuesday but I know you will all give her a beautiful send off. On behalf of myself, Seamus, Jackie, Tony and Fr Anthony I offer our heartfelt condolences. May Una and all the departed Rest In Peace. It’s lovely that you will bring her ashes back to Ballinaglera. God bless everyone. Anna

  • The world is a better place for Una’s having lived in it!

    Una was proud of the fact that she came from “Lovely Leitrim”

  • Sympathy to all of ye on the death of Una rip. I have great memories of Una coming home on holidays. I will miss talking to her on the phone only a few weeks before c passed away I spoke to her. I will keep her in my prayers. Mike and Mary Fennell ( Mc Partlin).