June Byrnes

June 28, 1927 - March 4, 2019
June Byrnes


Margaret June Lovely Byrnes, 91 of Wilmington, NC passed away Monday, March 4, 2019. Her heart and our hearts are forever together.

She was born in New York City, NY on June 28, 1927, the daughter of Margaret B. and Thomas J. Lovely. June was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, John “Jack” C. Byrnes, III and her brothers Thomas D. Lovely and John B. Lovely.

Surviving are her children, John C. Byrnes, IV, Nancy J. Byrnes and Barbara B. Hoenig and husband Mark, and her grandchildren Christopher J. Hoenig and wife Rachel, and Brian B. Hoenig and wife Kristin.

June received her bachelor’s degree from Adelphi University where she was a member of Delta Delta Delta Sorority and married her college sweetheart Jack. June and Jack loved sailing, dancing and traveling together. She enjoyed wonderful years raising her children and loved spending time with her grandsons. She was a devout and faithful member of the Wilmington Roman Catholic community. She was a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow recipient. June was an emeritus member of the Cape Fear Garden Club and was past president of The Thursday Morning Music Club of Wilmington from 1979-1981. She was an avid tennis fan and player. June loved playing bridge with her friends at the Cape Fear Country Club of Wilmington, the Surf Club and Carolina Yacht Club of Wrightsville Beach.

A Funeral Mass will be held 12:30 PM Friday, March 8, 2019 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Burial will follow at 2:00 PM at Oakdale Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Cape Fear Garden Club – Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 4751 Wilmington, NC 28406 or Rotary Club of Downtown Wilmington Foundation, PO Box 1194, Wilmington, NC 28402 or charity of your choice.

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  • March 05, 2019
    Jeff and Renae Fountain says:
    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Jeff and Renae Fountain

  • March 07, 2019
    Susan McGee says:
    Barbara and family , I am so saddened by the news and know how blessed you have been to have your mother be a part of your families for so many wonderful memories to share. All thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • March 07, 2019
    Richard Morgan says:
    Barbara, Mark, Jack, and Nancy, Please allow me to extend my condolences and sympathy to all of you. You are all in our thoughts and prayers..

  • March 08, 2019
    Annis Lytle says:
    Nancy, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Annis, Shena and Kevin Lytle

  • March 09, 2019
    Phyllis D says:
    The lost of a loved one is always difficult to bear. May your memory of June be a reminder of your many good times together. Allow the support of family and friends to help ease your grief. May you find comfort in God's promise to end the pain of sickness and death and someday reunite those who have fallen asleep in death who are in his memory with their loved ones. 2 Thessalonians 2:16, 17 and Isaiah 26:19. Please accept my condolences