Nancy Pignarre


Westborough – Nancy (Callahan) Pignarre, formerly of Washington D.C., passed away Wednesday Aug. 17, 2011, at Whitney Place in Westborough.

She leaves her daughter, Michèle Pignarre Wronski, wife of Michael S. Wronski, of Philadelphia; her granddaughter, Sofia Wronski of Philadelphia; and nephews and nieces throughout New England. She was predeceased by her husband, Edouard Georges Pignarre; her brothers, Charles and Frank Callahan, and her sisters, Margaret (Callahan) Kelleher and Susanne Callahan.

Born Nov. 14, 1918, the daughter of Charles Martin and Anna (Rogers) Callahan, she was a 1940 graduate of Trinity College in Washington, D.C.

After many years in service to the U.S. government in Europe, she and her husband settled in Washington, D.C. For over 20 years, she worked for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) until her move back to the Worcester area in 2005. While in Washington, she was a weekly volunteer at S.O.M.E (So Others May Eat). She was a member of Saint Louis de France, the French-speaking parish of Washington.

A funeral Mass will be held Friday Aug. 26, at 10 a.m., in the Cathedral of St. Paul's, 15 Chatham St. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery. There are no visiting hours. Arrangements in the care of Callahan & Fay Brothers Funeral Home. Flowers must be omitted.

Memorial donations may be made to SOME (So Others Might Eat), 71 ‘O’ Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001 ( or the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation, 501 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai, CA 93023 (

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