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Amy McDonough Vaughan
  • Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
    1500 Rosecrans Avenue
    Suite 200
    Manhatten Beach, CA 90226
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    75 Sylvan Street
    Suite B-102
    Danvers, MA 01923

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“Amy I miss you so much. There is a gigantic whole in my heart and my life. ”
1 of 44 | Posted by: Jeff Vaughan - Salem, MA

“Linda - I'm so sorry Jeff, and you and Bob have lost this wonderful girl at such a tender age. I appreciate your letting us in to share your...Read More »
2 of 44 | Posted by: Sandi Power - SALEM, MA

“Amy - I will think of you always with that big beautiful smile. You showed tremendous courage these past few years. I'm so happy to have known you....Read More »
3 of 44 | Posted by: mary galdi - stoneham - friend

“My prayers for you Amy and we know you are in heaven with your Dad like a princess. ”
4 of 44 | Posted by: Monica Rahman - Lexington, MA

“To all of Amy's family, Our sister Patty worked with Amy's aunt Betty Nash and we heard of your tremendous loss and wanted to send all of our...Read More »
5 of 44 | Posted by: Rina Zappala - Medford, MA

“Enjoy never ending shark week and true blood my princess friend and colleague 143 ”
6 of 44 | Posted by: debi coleman - Boston, MA - BWH

“I still expect to see Amy walking "Dutchie" and worrying that she hadn't done her "business" yet...we were obsessed with our dogs "habits". I never...Read More »
7 of 44 | Posted by: Lynne Nieman - Salem, MA

“Jeff and family: My sincere condolences on the loss of Amy. Her courageous battle is an inspiration for us all. Our prayers are with you and your...Read More »
8 of 44 | Posted by: Jack Paster - Swampscott, MA

“I will always remember the weekend we spent together out here in California. Long dinners, deep conversations and toasting our two dads. Your...Read More »
9 of 44 | Posted by: Colleen McDonough - Woodside, CA

“My heart is filled with sadness at your loss of Amy. I can not imagine the pain you feel now but I wanted to let you know that my loving thoughts...Read More »
10 of 44 | Posted by: Maura Roberts - Natick, MA

“With deepest sympathy to Amy's family and friends. ”
11 of 44 | Posted by: Bea B (Brown) Reynolds

“Sending our love and prayers from Canada. Hold strong to your memories and the love you shared. Forever in our thoughts and prayers ”
12 of 44 | Posted by: Mary Pat McCoy LaBoucane Victoria

“I was blessed to meet Amy a few years ago. She was an amazing inspiration and beautiful soul. "Cancer can take away all of my physical abilities. ...Read More »
13 of 44 | Posted by: Michele Wood - fitchburg, MA

“So sorry for your loss. Amy's family ant husband Jeff. Amy RIP. ”
14 of 44 | Posted by: Susan Delaney - Plymouth, MA

“Dearest Family... My condolences on your loss. I met Amy through our connection with pancreatic cancer. I lost my Mom in 2010. Amy and I were able...Read More »
15 of 44 | Posted by: Kelly Smith - Buford, GA - Friend

“" You can always tell where a beautiful soul has been by the tears and the smiles left behind ".... ”
16 of 44 | Posted by: The Nash Family - Amesbury, MA

“God looked around his gardenAnd He found an empty place.He then looked down upon this earth,And saw your tired face. He put his arms around youAnd...Read More »
17 of 44 | Posted by: Rita muckian Gary muckian Belfast

“Rest easy Amy u are the brightest star in the sky looking down on us all. We will miss u always.RIP. Love from Aisling and Louise McCusker ”
18 of 44 | Posted by: Aisling - Belfast - Cousin

“such a brave soul. the world has lost a brave soul. may you find peace. ”
19 of 44 | Posted by: kirsten aysu - easton, MA

“So sad to learn my beautiful cousin Amy has passed away, another angel in heaven. RIP from Patricia and family xxx ”
20 of 44 | Posted by: Patricia linton keatings Belfast

“Sorry for your loss my Dad passed 4 years ago from pc and we raise money and support this cause also. God bless.. ”
21 of 44 | Posted by: Lisa Sikes - Coopersburg, PA

“Heaven is getting a beautiful Angel. ”
22 of 44 | Posted by: Cynthia Wright - Methuen, MA

“So sorry for the loss of your niece Corrine ”
23 of 44 | Posted by: Cynthia Wright/ Greg couture - MA

“RIP Amy, you fought for very long and lived life to the full. Life can be so strange at times but hopefully now you're at rest. Thinking of Aunt...Read More »
24 of 44 | Posted by: John Keatings - Belfast - Cousin

“Sending my deepest sympathies to your family. Pancreatic cancer is a thief in the night... I pray you will find peace and comfort in time. as I have....Read More »
25 of 44 | Posted by: linda smilie - shapleigh, ME

“Linda, So sorry to here of your lost. ”
26 of 44 | Posted by: Paul Bourque - Punta Gorda, FL

“I'll never forget how funny you were, and how kind and beautiful you were everyday of your life no matter what was going on. Our lives won't be the...Read More »
27 of 44 | Posted by: Sheri Zarrella - Salisbury, MA

“We would like to convey our condolences to Amy's husband Jeff and her mother Sarah on her untimely death. The courage she showed in her long battle...Read More »
28 of 44 | Posted by: Pat and Ruth Clerkin - Dublin

“The Lord saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be, so he put his arms around you and whispered, "Come with me" With tearful eyes, we watched...Read More »
29 of 44 | Posted by: Mom and Dad Vaughan - Salem, MA

“Heartfelt condolences to you Sara and your family. Your 'little girl' is home, free from her pain and in the arms of our Lord now with her father...Read More »
30 of 44 | Posted by: Cheryl Nahas - Stoneham, MA

“I was very saddened to hear of Amy's passing. I remember her as a very devoted nurse at the Brigham who made her patients feel very comfortable and...Read More »
31 of 44 | Posted by: Ginny Baikewicz - Amesbury, MA

“Be at peace. ”
32 of 44 | Posted by: Sindy - MA

“Blessings to Sara, Jeffrey, families, and friends...Amy was a shining star and an inspiration to everyone ! God Bless ”
33 of 44 | Posted by: Auntie Betty - Danvers, MA - Aunt

“So very sorry to hear Amy lost her courageous battle. I so always remember her beautiful smile and friendly way. May she rest in peace. ”
34 of 44 | Posted by: Gayle Benson - Haverhill, MA

“God bless Amy, Jeff and the family.My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.She was an amazing person and always brought a smile to everyone...Read More »
35 of 44 | Posted by: George Coulouras - Plum Island, MA

“My dearest Amy you fought the fight to the end... you are at peace now Angel along with your dad rest in peace all are love from the Linton Girls x ”
36 of 44 | Posted by: Geraldine linton Belfast Ireland

“Good night God Bless Amy Louise. Rest in peace. We love you sweetheart. ”
37 of 44 | Posted by: Uncle Sean & Auntie Denise Carson

“We love you darling girl.....Our loss is heavens gain. You will always be in our thoughts, hearts and prayers. Your smile is like a shining star....Read More »
38 of 44 | Posted by: Louise Carson-Rowlands - cousin

“So sorry for your loss. Rest in Peace Amy. ”
39 of 44 | Posted by: Christine Finno - Pelham, NH

“So very sorry for your loss. ”
40 of 44 | Posted by: Lisa Lantz

“Amy we all love you so so much, we are sorry we couldn't be there to celebrate the life of you. We will miss you and cherish you for the rest of our...Read More »
41 of 44 | Posted by: Niall McCusker - Belfast - Cousin

“I wanted to express my deepest sympathy for Jeff, his family and Amy's family. Though I did not know Amy well, it is so sad and tragic for her life...Read More »
42 of 44 | Posted by: Kathy St. Pierre - salem, MA

“I met Amy in 1992 when we were both working at CVS in Malden. Our mutual love of Def Leppard brought us together and we shared so many laughs. I...Read More »
43 of 44 | Posted by: Jen Faunce - Neenah, WI - Friend

“Amos, I love and miss you. You will always be the best and most beautiful person I will know. 25+ years of friendship and numerous inside jokes and...Read More »
44 of 44 | Posted by: Amy O' - Middleton, MA


Amy L. (McDonough) Vaughan of Salem, formerly of Malden, passed away on March 31, 2015 at home after a battle with pancreatic cancer at the age of 41. She touched the lives of many people with her infectious smile and will be missed by all who were fortunate enough to have known her.

Amy is a graduate of Nazareth Catholic High School in Wakefield and Northeastern University. Amy's natural ability to care for others brought her to a career as a nurse in the cardiac intensive care unit at Brigham & Women's Hospital. She became a strong advocate for pancreatic cancer and spoke at numerous events including a spot on the radio for the Jimmy Fund Telethon. Her dedication to advocacy of pancreatic cancer coupled with her effervescent spirit and courage made her an inspiration for many others who are battling the disease. Amy very much loved the beach, being with her dog "Dutchie" and making the world smile, one person at a time. She will be best remembered by being known for her ability to become everyone's best friend through her caring nature, bright smile and ever present sense of humor.

Amy is the beloved wife of Jeffrey Vaughan. She is the devoted daughter of Sarah A. (Carson) McDonough and the late James M. McDonough. Amy is the loving daughter in law of Linda and Bob Vaughan. She is also survived by numerous loving aunts, uncle, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral from the Barile Family Funeral Home 482 Main St. (RT 28) STONEHAM Tuesday April 7, 2015 at 9am followed by a Funeral Mass Celebrating Amy's Eternal Life in St. Patrick's Church 71 Central St. Stoneham at 10:00am. Family and friends are kindly invited to gather and share remembrances with the family on Monday, April 6, 2015 from 4-8pm in the funeral home. Parking attendants and handicapped elevator available.

Please honor Amy by making a donation in her name to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90226 or Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan Street Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923.