Born in Marlborough, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Lillian (LaBossiere) Padula. She had been married to the late Paul J. Minehan for 69 years at the time of his death Sept. 28, 2016, and was the mother of the late Michael Minehan, a proud Marine, who was killed in action in Vietnam in 1968.
She had been employed by the CETA Program in Marlborough as a counselor, retiring after many years of service.
Marlborough residents for many years, Mr. and Mrs. Minehan retired to Florida and later Georgia, before returning to Massachusetts to be closer to their family.
Family and friends were Mrs. Minehan’s passion and delight. She touched everyone she met with her warm smile and winning personality. She loved to cook, read, bird watching and going to the movie theatre.
She is survived by her daughters, Patricia Nickerson and her husband Matthew of Sugar Hill, Ga., Carol Lynch of Yarmouth, Pamela Foley and her husband Timothy of Wareham, and Kathleen Beaudoin and her husband Paul of Whitinsville; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. She was also the sister of the late James and Alfred “Fred” Padula and the mother-in-law of the late Thomas Lynch.
Visiting hours will be held Friday, Jan. 27, from 5-7 p.m., at the Slattery Funeral Home, Inc., 40 Pleasant St., Marlborough. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, Jan. 28, at 9 a.m., at the Immaculate Conception Church, 11 Prospect St., Marlborough.
Burial will follow at the Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Beach Street, Marlborough.
Donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association of NE, 260 Cochituate Rd., #200, Framingham, MA 01701.