Maryanne McMahon Mungovan of Dunstable


5921-mungovanMaryanne McMahon Mungovan, 59, of Dunstable died Tuesday Nov. 8, 2016 at the Lowell General Hospital after standing up to cancer for over 13 years.

She was the wife of David Mungovan with whom she celebrated their 34th wedding anniversary on Feb. 5th.

Born in Lowell on July 27, 1957, she was the youngest daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Sullivan McMahon. Maryanne grew up in ‘The Acre’ section of Lowell and graduated from Lowell High School with the Class of 1975. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education & English in 1979 and her Master’s Degree in Reading and Language from the University of Lowell in 1984.

Maryanne spent many years as an Instructor at the English Learner Institute at Middlesex Community College (MCC). Most recently, she was an inspiration to students, faculty and staff every day as the Director of Multicultural and Veterans affairs at MCC. She began her career teaching fifth graders at St. Patrick’s School and the Pollard Memorial Library in Lowell.

She was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church in Chelmsford.

Besides her husband she is survived by her only daughter, Kaitlyn E. Mungovan of Dunstable; her brother, Michael McMahon of Kittery Point, ME and her sister, Maureen Bilodeau of Kittery Point, ME; two nephews and a niece, John Paul Bilodeau, Gina Armienti and Brad Armienti.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Maryanne M. Mungovan Memorial Scholarship Fund to benefit a deserving MCC student. The family will be directly involved in selecting the recipients of this scholarship. For online gifts please visit or mail checks to MCC Foundation, P.O. Box 716, Bedford, MA  01730. Donors should reference the Maryanne M. Mungovan Memorial Scholarship in the memo field if they are sending a check.

Visiting hours Monday 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. Funeral Tuesday at 10:00 A.M. from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 11:00 at St. Mary Church 25 North Road, Chelmsford. Burial in Central Cemetery, Dunstable.


November 14, 2016
4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Dolan Funeral Home


November 15, 2016
11:00 AM
St. Mary's Church, Chelmsford, MA
  1. Linda Simard Bittelari says:

    Michael and Maureen you have my deepest sympathy at the lose of your sister. I remember her as a beautiful sweet little girl .I will keep you all in my prayers. Linda Simard Bittelari

  2. Carmel Dinan says:

    Deepest condolences to David, Kaitlyn and Family from the Dublin end of the Wider Horizons Program, on the death of dear Maryanne. Every year, at the start of our Program, Maryanne’s smiling face would greet us at the Prepare to Attend College event in the Middlesex Community College; and for the rest of the group’s stay in Lowell, she was a continuing support and presence in our Program. We have learned of her death here with great sorrow. May she Rest in Peace.

  3. Donna McNeil says:

    Kaitlyn and family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. I want to express my deepest condolences during this difficult time. I cant imagine the pain you are going through. Kaitlyn I am a phone call away if you ever need anything.

  4. Melissa Welch says:

    My deepest sympathy for your loss. Although she was taken from this earth too soon, she left an extraordinary impact on the lives of those around her. As a colleague I witnessed her generosity for MCC students everyday. Her work ethic and grit are two of the things that I will always remember about her. I am deeply saddened by her loss and am sending prayers of comfort your way.

  5. Bill & Libbi McGreevy says:

    Dear Dave, Kaitlin, & Family
    We are so sorry for this burden of grief you must bear. We hope that all your wonderful memories help ease your sorrow. We just found out today and can’t possibly make it up there in time for the services. Please know our hearts and sympathies are with you all.

    With much love & sympathy,
    Bill & Libbi

  6. Maurice Blease says:

    Condolences to the family of Maryanne. She was an inspiration not just to the students of Middlesex Community College but also to the many student teachers from the Irish Wider Horizons programme who met her during their Multicultural Teaching practicum in Lowell.

  7. The Bellos says:

    Oh Mrs. Mungo! You had such a tremendous impact in our lives! Your kindness, your generosity and your sense of humor touched us so deeply and will be with us forever. We are incredibly thankful for your friendship, your example, and for always bringing the best in us. For a few years now you have been part of our daily prayers, and is really a moment that we treasure. A few minutes every day to thank God for someone like you and ask him to always keep you happy. A few minutes to put everything in perspective and remind us of what is really important in life. And we will continue praying. And we will continue thanking God for you. And when the boys ask me if Mrs. Mungo is happy and if Mrs. Mungo is better I will be able to say with a full heart she is better than ever!. She is happy, she is at peace, and she is full of joy. May God bless you, Dave and Kaitlyn.

  8. Andrea Vaughn says:

    To Kaitlyn and your dad Dave, Maryanne was my colleague and friend. May she rest in peace-she taught me well here at MCC and she is gone too soon.
    I thank her for being in my life always. She always had a great laugh. She was very STRONG no matter what her battle was. My condolences to your whole family from my family. She is now your Angel watching over you.

  9. Ray and Lorraine Thomas says:

    can’t tell you how sorry we are. Had no idea Maryann was so sick. We will keep her in our prayers. Aunt Lorraine and Uncle Ray

  10. Toko and Joe says:

    Dave and Kaitlyn, Please know that we are thinking of you both and Maryanne. We enjoyed meeting Maryanne on our visit to New Hampshire last year. A perfect host and clearly a woman of incredible strength. So sorry for your loss.

  11. Debora Nash says:

    Michael, Kaitlyn, Dave, Maureen/Paul and JP,

    My deepest heartfelt sympathy to you all for your loss of a wife, mother, sister and aunt. Marianne was a wonderful woman in so many ways. She loved her family above all else, yet gave so much to everyone she came in contact with. She will be greatly missed as much as she is loved.

  12. Trinh N. Tran (Jennifer) says:

    You’re a great mentor and wonderful professor.
    It’s my pleasure to be your student. You always supported me when I told you about my dreams and academic goals at school.
    You always gave me great advice, and helped me whenever I had problems at MCC. I remember your warm embrace when I visited your office. Thank you for your kindness and generosity to me and students at MCC. I miss you!

  13. David Lazu says:

    My condolences to the family of the great Maryanne Mongovan. She was and will always be remembered as our Mcc Mother. She was a great fighter. Her dedication and love for her work and the people who she worked with was beautiful. I had the honor of being a student of hers. And will always be greatful to God for all she taught me all these years.

  14. Mae says:

    Maryanne was one of the most amazing woman I have ever known. She was a fighter for many causes and had one of the biggest hearts ever! She would do anything for you and would be there to support you before you hardly knew you needed help. I will never forget the determination with which she fought cancer. I will miss her but will make sure her light in this world will continue to shine.

  15. gilbert says:

    idave and kaitlyn please accept our condolences on Maryannes passing to us she was family and as such we share your loss

  16. gilbert says:

    dave and kaitlyn please accept our condolences on Maryannes passing . to us she was family and as such we share your loss we are praying for you sheila and fred

  17. Denise Pruitt says:

    Maryanne you are gone but will never be forgotten. Rest in peace my friend.

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