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Tynan, Mary Ann

Tynan, mary Ann

Mary Ann (Mollek) Tynan, of Dedham, Massachusetts and Deer Isle, Maine, died after a yearlong battle with cancer on Sunday November 3, 2013, at home, with her two daughters by her side. She was 68.

Mary Ann was born on October 28, 1945, in Robins Field, Georgia, to Joseph and Veronica Mollek. She grew up in Mountain Lakes, New Jersey, spending summers with her mother’s family on Deer Isle, Maine.  While attending Smith College, she met Patrick Tynan, who would be her beloved husband for 42 years.  They were married in 1967, the same year Mary Ann graduated cum laude from Smith College. The young couple moved to Dedham, Massachusetts, where they would live for the rest of their lives and raise their two daughters.

Mary Ann entered the financial services industry in the late 1960s.  After serving as Vice President and Corporate Secretary for John Hancock until 1976, she moved to Wellington Management Company, from which she retired as Partner, Director of Regulatory Affairs, and Senior Vice President after twenty-six years.  She also served as Chair of the Wellington Management Company Charitable Fund, and a scholarship fund exists at Wellington in her name. Mary Ann loved her work and was one of the first women to hold a high-ranking position in the financial industry.  She was a role model and mentor to the many women, and men, she worked with, both in and out of her field.  Her work also helped usher in a culture of high ethical standards in the mutual fund industry.

During her tenure at Wellington, Mary Ann led by her own example of community involvement through her work with important greater Boston non-profit institutions. For many years, she served as Board Chair at Faulkner Hospital and Vice Chair of Brigham and Women’s Heathcare, and she was a longtime member of the Women’s Health Leadership Council. She also served as Trustee of Middlesex School for nineteen years.

Upon retiring from Wellington Management in 2002, Mary Ann devoted herself full time to charitable endeavors. Remaining with Brigham and Women’s/Faulkner and with Middlesex, she expanded her work with health care both in Massachusetts, as a Member of the Audit and Compliance Committee of Partners Health Care System, and in Maine, as a Member of the Capital Campaign Committee of the Island Medical Center in Deer Isle. She also continued her involvement in the financial industry, serving as an Independent Trustee at Oppenheimer Funds, Independent Director of the Board of Governors of the Investment Company Institute, and Independent Director of IW Financial. In recent years, she expanded her philanthropic interest to include the arts, serving as Vice Chair of the Board at Opera House Arts in Stonington, Maine, and the outdoors, serving as Trustee and Secretary of the Appalachian Mountain Club.

Mary Ann’s commitment to her professional and charitable work was surpassed in her heart only by her dedication to her family and friends.  She is survived by many cherished friends and family members, who will miss her warmth and wise counsel.  The roles of which she was most proud, and which gave her the greatest joy, were those of wife, mother and grandmother. She was pre-deceased by her husband Patrick in 2009, and leaves behind her two “girls,” Cate Tynan O’Dwyer and Emily Tynan McDaniel, two sons-in-law, Brendan O’Dwyer and Adam McDaniel, and three grandchildren, Ellis, Patrick, and Riley O’Dwyer, all of whom she adored.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Sunday, November 24, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the Middlesex School, 1400 Lowell Rd., Concord, MA 01742.  Interment is private.

In lieu of flowers and in honor of Mary Ann’s lifetime of charitable service, contributions may be made in her memory to the Mary Ann Tynan Scholarship at Wellington Charitable Fund, Wellington Management Foundation, 280 Congress St., Boston, MA 02210, Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital, Philanthropy Office, 1153 Centre St., Boston, MA 02130, Middlesex School, at the address listed above, and the Mary Ann Tynan Memorial Fund at Opera House Arts, 1 Opera House Lane, Stonington, ME 04681.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Sam Jamke
    November 8th, 2013 | 12:18 pm

    Your AMC friends miss you very much. I am so glad I got to spend time with you last month at our retreat.

  2. Thomas & Sylvia Tynan
    November 8th, 2013 | 6:57 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  3. Normajean Forbes
    November 26th, 2013 | 1:08 pm

    Your wisdom and quidance will be sadly missed by our company, IdealsWork. Personally, I will always remember the energy and enthusiam you left behind when you visited our office. I am sure you are watching over us!

  4. Alan Brooks
    December 4th, 2013 | 4:04 pm

    I will miss you, as I have missed Pat, as summer neighbors and for your generous support of Quoddy Regional Land Trust (now Downeast Coastal Conservancy). Visits to your camp in Trescott to talk about land conservation and much else over tea and cookies were among the highlights of my land trust career.

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