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MacInnes, Judith A.

Judith Annette (Olsen) MacInnes, a resident of Dedham since 1966, died Sunday, August 28, 2011 at Cedar Hill Healthcare Center in Randolph.  She was 76.  Judith was born June 6, 1935 in Boston, Massachusetts, one of the two daughters of John Leif Jr. and Laura Miriam (Moulton) Olsen.  Judith was a member of the DeMolay Mother’s Club, the Rainbow Mother’s Club, and Contentment Chapter #184 Order of the Eastern Star.  She is survived by her son, Bruce S.E.M. MacInnes of Walpole; her three daughters, Cheryll D. O’Connor, and her husband Kevin, of Plymouth, Donna P. Kilroy, and her husband Samuel, of Dedham, and Linda A. DiRaffaele, and her husband Francis, of Dedham; her sister, Deborah Hedderig, and her husband Kenneth, of Auburn, New Hampshire; her  seven grandchildren, Jennifer Wolfe, Kevin J. O’Connor Jr., Amanda M. Lambert, Mathew A. Kilroy, Aaron A.L. Kilroy, Christopher R. DiRaffaele, and Laura R. DiRaffaele; and her three great grandchildren, Emily Wolfe, Connor Wolfe, and Adam Wolfe.  A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, September 7th at 10 AM at the Allin Congregational Church, 683 High St., Dedham.  Interment will be private.  In lieu of flowers, donations to the Shriner’s Burns Institute, 51 Blossom Street, Boston, MA 02114 or to the Animal Rescue League, 5 Anna’s Place, Dedham, MA 02026 would be appreciated.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Ann (Lyons) Harvis
    August 30th, 2011 | 8:16 am

    I am so sorry to learn of the passing of your mother. I wish there were sords to say to help ease you through this difficult time but there aren’t. Treasure your memories and hold on dearly to them for those memories are truly what will get you through your darkest days. I wish I was there for you but I am never more than an email or a phone call away. I send you lots of love and hugs.

  2. Jennifer Wolfe
    August 30th, 2011 | 8:18 am

    She taught me how to knit, how to cross-stitch, how to needle-point, altered my wedding dress, made my wedding cake, let me live with her for a short time, tried to teach me how to grow plants and all the other wonderful things a grandmother teaches a granddaughter. She’s at peace now.

  3. Michael Scott
    August 30th, 2011 | 10:10 am


    I am sorry to hear about your loss if there is anything I can do please feel free to drop me a line. I know this is a difficult time for you and your family my thoughts and best wishes are with you.


  4. Catherine Campbell
    August 30th, 2011 | 11:39 am

    My deepest sympathies to both you and your family on the loss of your Mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Our loved ones may be gone from our sight but never from our hearts. May your memories bring you peace and lessen your grief.
    Catherine and Jamie

  5. Lorraine Boudrot
    August 30th, 2011 | 11:55 am

    Dear Donna, Linda and the rest of the family,

    I was very sad to hear this news. You have my complete sympathy. It is very difficult to lose a mother. You are all in my prayers.

    Much Love Sent To You,
    Lorraine Boudrot

  6. August 30th, 2011 | 12:07 pm

    Dear Donna, Linda, Bruce and the rest of family,

    My heart goes out to you during this difficult time. I have fond memories of your mother at many Rainbow/DeMolay events – always with a smile on her face.
    Donna and Linda – it was almost exactly a year ago that you were there for my family and how kind you have been to my mother. I wish I could be there in person for you, but please know my thoughts and prayers are with you. Please take comfort that your mom isn’t suffering anymore and is at peace.

    You have my deepest sympathy.

  7. Bernadette Mahoney
    September 1st, 2011 | 12:14 pm

    Dear Bruce and family,

    With deepest sympathy in the loss of your mother. May these hard times come with the knowledge that she rests in peace.

    With our sincere condolences,
    Bernie & Audra

  8. Lea & Chuck Staples
    September 4th, 2011 | 3:32 pm

    Dear Linda and Family,
    We are deeply sadden by the lost of your mom.She was always in our memories and heart I personally remember growing up with her being there for all of us.Our hearts and wishes go out to you all, at this difficult time.She is watching over all of you so do her proudly.May the tears be turned into smiles knowing she is at peace now and not suffering anymore our prayers are with you and your ENTIRE family.
    Lea,Chuck & the Kids.

  9. Esther Maschio
    September 7th, 2011 | 7:54 am

    Dear Linda, Cheryl, Donna and Bruce, My kindest wishes to all of you. Memories of your mother go back to the time we met in high school. We belonged to Rainbow and our friendship lasted through the years that all of you grew into young adulthood. She was very talented in her crafts of knitting and crocheting that, if I remember, her grandmother taught her. As a teen her parents invited me in several summers and we spent carefree days living in a 16×16 canvas tent in a campground in Dennis MA. Kind regards to Deborah. God Bless and Be Well, Esther

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