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Anne Marie (Fahey) Loughlin

Obituary for Anne Marie (Fahey) Loughlin

July 28, 1926 - March 30, 2018
Wakefield, Massachusetts | Age 91

Nurse in the Wakefield School System and Director of the Wakefield Holiday Shop


Anne Loughlin, 91, a longtime resident of Wakefield, died peacefully on Friday March 30, 2018 at Lahey Hospital having been visited by many family and friends.

Born in Boston, on July 28, 1926, she was the daughter of Leo P. and Eva M. Fahey. Anne was raised in Milton, MA and graduated Milton High School. She earned her RN from Carney Hospital School of Nursing, 1947, and Bachelor's Degree from Boston College School of Nursing in 1954.

Anne loved being a nurse, and her early career included nursing at Boston City Hospital and Tufts Medical Center, before returning to the new Carney Hospital in Dorchester, where she was head nurse of a cardiothoracic surgery ward, and instructor of nursing arts.

She married the late Arthur P. Loughlin of Wakefield in 1958. She was the loving mother of two daughters, Marie L. (Loughlin) Correa of Northwood, NH and Anita M. Loughlin of Wakefield.

In 1972, she joined the Wakefield School Department and worked for 20 years, as School Nurse, first at the High School (during the double sessions), followed by many years in Wakefield's then 12 elementary schools. For a few years prior to retirement, she was the nurse at both the Junior HS and Atwell Middle School.

Anne and a fellow school nurse established the Salvation Army's Wakefield Unit in the late 1970's, after recognizing many unmet needs for Wakefield's school children and their families. Their efforts provided for many families with an acute need for food, fuel, housing and other assistance. This effort also led to the founding of the Wakefield Holiday Shop where, for approximately 40 years, Anne and others collected donations of toys and other gifts to provide families in need with the means to have Christmas.

Anne was a woman of great faith and service and shared these gifts as an active member of St. Joseph's Church, as nurse at St. Joseph's School, a teacher of Christian doctrine, Eucharistic minister for the sick and elderly in the community as well as for patients hospitalized at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Anne had 25-years in service to others as a member of the St. Vincent DePaul Society. In addition, Anne served on the Board of Directors of the Boit Home.

Anne enjoyed both life and golf, as well as spending time with family and friends. In addition to her daughters, Marie and Anita, she was a loving mother to her son-in-law, Alec R. Correa, and to adopted daughter, Maria DellaRocco (Wakefield) and devoted grandmother to Robert M. Correa (Northwood, NH) and Alec Michael Correa (Northwood, NH). She was a sister to the late Leo Fahey, Jr, the late Joan McCarthy (Cohasset), Patricia Sheehan (Duxbury), and James "Jim" Fahey (Wakefield). She is survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral will be held from the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., Wakefield on Thursday, April 5th at 10:30am followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Joseph's Church, 173 Albion St., Wakefield at 11:30am. Visitation for relatives and friends will be held at McDonald Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 4th from 4 to 8 pm. Interment will be at St. Patrick's Cemetery in Stoneham, MA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, 11 Market Square, Lynn, MA 01905, or to St. Joseph Church, 173 Albion St., Wakefield, MA 01880 or to the Salvation Army, 209 Broadway, #233, Saugus, MA 01906.

Suggested Memorial Donations

  • St. Vincent de Paul Society
    11 Market Square
    Lynn, MA 01905
  • St. Joseph Church
    173 Albion Street
    Wakefield, MA 01880
  • Salvation Army
    209 Broadway, #233
    Saugus, MA 01906

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McDonald Funeral Home

19 Yale Avenue
Wakefield, MA 01880
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