Official Obituary of

Nancy Ann (Burke) Ma

April 2, 1947 ~ February 13, 2024 (age 76) 76 Years Old

Nancy (Burke) Ma Obituary

Nancy Ann (Burke) Ma, age 76, a resident of Tyngsborough, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, February 13, 2024.  She was born in Lowell on April 2, 1947, and was a daughter of the late James and Rita (Shaugrue) Burke, and was educated in the Lowell School system.

Prior to her retirement, she was employed by the City of Lowell as a crossing guard.

Nancy was a devoted mother, friend, who especially loved her grandchild James, very much. She had MANY friends and knew almost everyone, and she was well known for her smile as soon as she saw someone she knew. Nancy took great pride in decorating her apartment for the seasons and her son’s house even after she moved out. She loved cooking meals for her family, especially a corn beef dinner on St. Paddy’s Day. She also loved going to Rockingham Park and Suffolk Downs to watch her husband race and help her father who was a blacksmith, trainer, and race horse owner at one time. Nancy enjoyed taking trips to Martha’s Vineyard with her family and would always make sure to stop at her favorite restaurant, The Black Dog, for a lobster roll, and she loved having her dog Baba by her side. 

She is survived by her husband Henry Ma; two sons, Henry J. Ma and William “Billy” Ma; a grandson, James Ma; a sister, Frances Swiderski; two nephews and their spouses, Robert and Kimberly Swiderski and Shawn and Jaimee Swiderski; and many dear friends.  She was also the mother of the late James Ma.

Relatives and friends will be received at the TYNGSBOROUGH FUNERAL HOME, 4 Cassaway Drive, Tyngsborough, on Tuesday, Feb. 20, from 4 to 7 p.m. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick Church, 282 Suffolk St, Lowell.  Burial will follow in St. Patrick Cemetery, Lowell.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Nancy Ann (Burke) Ma, please visit our floral store.

Friends and family have shared their relationship to show their support.
How do you know Nancy Ann (Burke) Ma?
We are sorry for your loss.
Help others honor Nancy's memory.


February 20, 2024

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Tyngsborough Funeral Home
4 Cassaway Drive
Tyngsborough, MA 01879

Funeral Mass
February 21, 2024

10:00 AM
St. Patrick Church
282 Suffolk Street
Lowell, MA 01854

February 21, 2024

11:45 AM
St. Patrick Cemetery
1251 Gorham Street
Lowell, MA 01852


© 2024 Tyngsborough Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility