Stephen F. McNally

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North Andover - Devoted school teacher and coach at Georgetown High School for over 30 years, and a longtime resident of North Andover, passed away peacefully on Wednesday morning, July 10, 2019, at the Meadows Health Center - Edgewood Community in North Andover. Stephen was born in Lawrence, Mass., to the late Stephen F. Sr. and Margaret (Brandy) McNally. Mr. McNally graduated from Central Catholic HS, Merrimack College, and UMass. He served in the U.S Army and was a very devoted school teacher and coach for over 30 years at Georgetown High School until his retirement. He was the Math Department Head, the varsity baseball coach, and served as president of the Georgetown Teachers Association. He also worked as a custodian for the Georgetown and Boxford school systems. He always made time for his students before and after school when they needed extra help. Stephen was an avid sports enthusiast where he played softball for the Concordia Social Club for many years and who loved his Boston Celtics and Boston Red Sox. He enjoyed spending time with his wife, his cat-Ella, and children during the summers in Bridgton, Maine.
Stephen was the beloved husband of 55 years of Carol E. (Downs) McNally; and father of his daughter, Margaret (Lynch) McNally and James Lynch of Kingston, N.H.; his sons, Christopher McNally and his wife Melissa (Adams) McNally of Hudson, N.H., Michael McNally and his wife Laura (Surette) McNally of North Andover, Mass., Stephen McNally and his wife Kathleen (Ciaccia) McNally of Hooksett, N.H.; and was grandfather to Cameron and Gillian McNally, Megan and Kevin McNally, Matthew Lynch, Jake and Kylie McNally. He was predeceased by his parents, Stephen F. Sr. and Margaret; and by his grandson, John S. Lynch.
A private family service at his request was held at Conte Funeral Home in North Andover, Mass., followed by interment with military honors at St. Mary-Immaculate Conception Cemeteries in Lawrence, Mass. For those who wish, Stephen may be remembered through donations to his grandson John S. Lynch's memorial scholarship fund, www.gofundme.com/john-s-lynch-memorial scholarship, The National Brain Tumor Society at 55 Chapel St., Suite 200, Newton, MA 02458, https://braintumor.org, or Harvest Hills Animal Shelter at 1389 Bridgton Road, Fryeburg, ME 04037, https://harvesthills.org.
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Jan Downing
Jul 25, 2019
Dear Carol, I am very sorry for Steve’s passing. You two were always such a welcome sight at GMHS as substitutes. Steve will be missed by many. I hope that you are well. Sending loving thoughts your way.
Dave Daron
Jul 24, 2019
So sorry for your enormous loss. Steve was a great man. He helped me out many times at GMHS, including taking over the baseball team for me when my wife gave birth to one of my boys. He will definitely be missed. Please accept my sincere condolences .
David boyd
Jul 22, 2019
So sorry to hear that coach has passed .it was great when he twins came to practice and chased foul balls all over the place .then coach let mike Phillips pitch to them .and they just didn’t want to stop .he was a great man and I respected him so much .you will be missed coach .
Frank Goldberg
Jul 22, 2019
So sad to hear of Steve's passing. I taught with him for twenty years. He was a mentor to me during my early years and a valued colleague and friend. Steve always had time for family, friends,and students. My deep sympathy to Carol and his family.
Alex Evangelista
Jul 21, 2019
My condolences to his family