Obituary of June A. Carner
June Ann (McKee) Carner, of Woburn, MA passed away surrounded with her family by her side on January 17, 2023, at the age of 98.
June was born in Woburn and was a life-long resident and graduate of Woburn High School. She was the beloved wife of the late Richard M. Carner and is survived by her four daughters, Linda Grant of E. Hampstead, NH, Donna Robbins of Woburn, Dianne Doherty and her husband Joseph of Stoneham, and Susan Carner of Woburn, MA.
As the Matriarch of her family, she was the last living survivor of her predeceased siblings, Marguerite & her husband Joseph Brine, Hugh McKee, and Bruce McKee, from Woburn, and David & his wife Barbara McKee of Reading, MA. June has 2 living half-sisters, Merle McKee Holland of Methuen and Nancy McKee of Tennessee, as well as two sisters-in-law Charlotte McKee and Norma McKee both of Woburn. She was a wonderful grandmother (Gramma) to her 10 grandchildren (and 2 deceased grandsons) and her 10 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews, who she loved so much.
June, since early childhood, was a life-long and oldest living member of the Trinity Episcopal Church at her passing. Trained by her minister, she became a beautiful soloist in church as well as a sought-after soloist for weddings. Her biggest love was singing in the choir (practically her whole life) and was the Director of the Junior Choir for years. June especially enjoyed harmonizing hymns and songs with her 4 daughters both in church and any time they were together.
For years, June worked as a volunteer at the church fairs and Thrift Shop and took excellent care of all the altar linens, flowers and decorations each season and later on became a Lay Reader in the church.
June was a tremendous seamstress and loved making clothes for her whole family for years. She also loved her bead work and made all of us beautiful necklaces we still treasure. She so enjoyed watching the beautiful birds in her yard, making sure their bird feeders were always full.
June enjoyed traveling, especially to the Cape campground where she and her husband had a summer trailer. It was their favorite place to get away and relax. When not at the Cape, June was a great hostess to her whole family as everyone would gather at the house for the weekend pool parties and cookouts.
She enjoyed making ceramics, tole painting and eventually took art classes to learn oil painting on canvas. June sketched a beautiful pencil drawing of Mary and Baby Jesus which is treasured by the family to this day. Her passing has left a hole in our hearts and she will be deeply missed but never forgotten by all her family and friends.
A funeral service will be held at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 535 Main St., Woburn on Monday, January 23 at 10:00 am. Visiting hours will be at the Graham Funeral Home, 3 Arlington Rd., Woburn on Sunday from 3:00-7:00 pm. Burial will be at the Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3 Speen St., Suite 250, Framingham, MA 01701 (www.cancer.org); or charity of your choice.