Myra Helen McCoy

  • Born: February 23, 1927
  • Died: March 19, 2021
  • Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts

Concord Funeral Home

Director - Glenn D. Burlamachi, CFSP
74 Belknap St.
Concord, MA 01742
Tel. (978) 369-3388

Tribute & Message From The Family

Myra McCoy, formerly of Cambridge, passed away on March 19th at CareOne Concord. She was 94. Beloved mother of Joseph (Ann Marie Gagne) of Bonita Springs, FL, Sandra Conrad (Peter) of Concord, and Nancy McCoy of Cambridge. She is also survived by grandchildren Rebecca Jones (Timothy) and Perry Conrad.

A retired employee of Harvard University, she was for more than thirty years the co-director of the Old West Church Meals Program and a volunteer at the Harvard
Square Churches Meals Program at Christ Church. She was also active in the Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers and supported its work in retirement.

Born in Boston, and a longtime Cambridge resident, Myra loved the "People's Republic" of 02138 and enjoyed her spirited fellow choristers at the Senior Center. Brought up in Christ Church, she was a member of St Peter's Episcopal Church and in recent years found friendship and community at Trinity Episcopal Church, Concord, MA.

The family wishes to thank the caring and dedicated staff at CareOne Concord.

Private burial to be held at Cambridge Cemetery.

Charitable contributions may be made in her memory to:
The Greater Boston Food Bank
70 S. Bay Ave
Boston, MA 02118
Project Bread
145 Border Street
Boston, MA 02128

Condolence & Memory Journal

It was nothing shy of a pleasure to engage and care for Myra. Even in just a short time she became a part of the team and our hearts. It is with sorrow we parted ways, but happy to know she might be again, herself without any pain or trouble. From the team of CareOne at concord; as blessed we are to be mentioned, it is us that thank you for the privilege. Sending all of our best wishes and deepest condolences.

Posted by Alex Miniello - Concord, MA - Acquaintance   March 31, 2021


Myra was always lovely to me. She was a steadfast member of St. Peter's. I am saddened to hear of her passing. May she rest in peace.

Posted by Lo Galluccio - Cambridge, MA - Neighbor   March 30, 2021

Nancy, Sandy and Peter, Joe and Ann Marie: I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved mothershe truly was a lovely person with a beautiful and generous spirit. Ann Wiggin

Posted by Ann Wiggin - Reston, VA - Family Friend   March 29, 2021

Myra participated in a weekly Bible study at Concord Park in Concord, Massachusetts over a period of five years (from 2016-2020) and was a blessing to us as she joined us in singing and it talking about the Bible. She enjoyed reading it aloud with us. My colleague from New Life Community Church, Bob Fardy, and I, always thought it was a pleasure to see her, and that she was a welcoming presence. --Paul Cooke

Posted by Paul Cooke - Houston, TX   March 28, 2021

Myra was an inspiration to all of us at HUCTW from the moment she became active, which was very early in our unionizing effort before our 1988 election. Of course, once the union was established Myra was a union leader who participated in negotiations, union meetings, organizing, envelope stuffing, and numerous demonstrations and rallies. We made a lot of important changes for workers at Harvard and had a lot of fun. If I'm remembering correctly, one of the last demonstrations Myra participated in was during contract negotiations in 2012. We asked several retired HUCTW members to join us for a "rocking for a contract" action. Myra and several other retirees sat in rocking chairs in front of Massachusetts Hall, while the rest of us walked or sang or held signs to demonstrate our issues. Myra really knew how to make work fun and I loved working with her. Marie Manna

Posted by Marie Manna - CAMBRIDGE, MA - Coworker   March 26, 2021

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