Mary Jane (Bakey) Milinazzo Print E-mail

Mary Jane (Bakey) Milinazzo

Dedicated and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt.

Mary Jane (Bakey) Milinazzo, 87, a well-known resident of the Belvidere section of Lowell, died at home with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Al Milinazzo who passed away May 1, 2015, a month short of their 63rd wedding anniversary.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, January 5, 1931, a daughter of the late James and the late Mary (Cavanaugh) Bakey.  Mary was also the cherished step-daughter of the late M. Mildred (Tarrant) Bakey. Mary was a graduate of Keith Hall Class of 1948 where she served as President of her Senior Class.  Over the years, Mary and close friends would meet to reminisce about their days at Keith Hall.

After graduation, Mary completed a number of business classes at Bentley College, then went on to work at the Frank P. McCartin Company for over three (3) decades as a bookkeeper.  She did take some time off to raise her family only to return to her job after her youngest child started school.
Mary was an active and devoted communicant of the Immaculate Conception Church in Lowell and dedicated many hours to charitable work, especially the Lowell Rotary Club of which her husband was a member.  Mary was also a life-long caregiver to many family members.

Among her many activities and interests, Mary loved to entertain and cook meals for family and friends.  She spent many hours creating wonderful holiday memories for all those invited to her home.  Mary also loved the beach at North Hampton where she spent countless summers with her children and grandchildren. She also loved to dance and to travel with her husband and family.  Mary supported her children and grandchildren by attending sporting events and supporting them in all aspects of their lives.

Mary is survived by six children and their spouses: Jane Connell and her husband Steven of Westford, James Milinazzo and his wife Anabel of Lowell, Patricia Witts and her husband Mickey of Dracut, Beth Moffett and her husband Brian of Lowell, Alan Milinazzo and his wife Kerry Nelson of Boston and Moira Hubbard and her husband Brian of Sudbury; a very dear and special niece, Patricia Burke Hayward of Boston; nineteen grandchildren: Jillian (Connell) Conway, Alex Connell, Julie (Milinazzo) Durkin, Elizabeth (Witts) Descheneaux, Jonathan Witts, Philip Witts, Michael Witts, Meghan (Moffett) Ferreira, Michael Moffett, Lauren Moffett, Kathryn Moffett, Emily (Milinazzo) Peck, Molly (Milinazzo) Donovan, Quinn (Milinazzo) Kolmar, Sam Milinazzo, Nate Hubbard, A.J. Hubbard, Devin Hubbard, and Ava Nelson Milinazzo; eleven great-grandchildren in Massachusetts: Tyler Durkin, Jack Durkin, Jackson Ferreira, Gavin Ferreira, Sydney Ferreira, Addison Descheneaux, Emma Descheneaux, Finnegan Donovan, Miles Donovan, Carter Donovan, and Caroline Conway; and two great grandchildren in Maine: Abigail Peck and Elliot Peck and their grandmother, Anne Lewis Barton; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.
Mary was predeceased by her sister Ann Turcotte; sister-in-laws, Ann Burke and Marion Amatisto and brother-in law, Peter Milinazzo.
Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. from 2 to 6 P.M. Sunday December 9, 2018. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass to be celebrated Monday morning at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH in Lowell at 11:00 o’clock. Burial in Lowell Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in Mary’s memory to Lowell Catholic Legacy Fund 530 Stevens Street Lowell MA 08151  Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. - (978) 458-8768.

Condolences (8)
  • Mr.& Mrs. Donald "Denny" Quinn
    Dear Jim, Patti and the entire fAMILY OF Mrs. Milinazzo, OUR deepest Sympathy on Your Loss! May She Rest in Peace.Mr. & Mrs. Donald "Denny" Quinn
  • Donna Boisvert Andreason
    I first met Janie when she hired me from St. Joseph's Regional High School, during my Junior year (1985), to work with her in the office at McCartin's. It was my first job. I have wonderful memories of her teaching me the ropes in the office and taking an interest in me as a person. She was lovely to work for and I am forever grateful to have known her and been mentored by her. My condolences to the entire family. Donna
  • Tom & Colette
    Jim, Sorry to hear about your mother. She was a Good woman !!!
  • Ken Berard
    Pat and Jim, I am very sorry to hear of the your mother's passing. Your family will be in my prayers. Ken Berard and Family
  • Ken Berard
    Pat and Jim please accept my condolences. I will keep your family in my prayers. Ken Berard and Family
  • Jon Genier
    My condolences to the family. May you find some comfort for your great loss in the hope expressed at Job 14:13-15.
  • Alrick Hammar Jr  - Al & Mary's son
    Many great memories of the good old days with our families. Never to forget you all. Such a beautiful person Aunt Mary. Rick
  • Kirsten Krohn  - Our Deepest Sympathies....
    Alan, Doug, The Boys and I are sending all our love to you and yours during this difficult time. You and your family were incredible caregivers and supporters throughout both of your parents' elderly years. May her memory be a blessing for you all. Love, Kirsten and the Krohn Family
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