Mary Donovan

Mary E. Donovan (Mulkern)

Monday December 19, 1932 - Saturday April 27, 2019
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Marlborough
South Boston

Mary Ellen (Mulkern) Donovan, Of Marlboro, formerly of North Reading and South Boston, born December 19, 1932, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her family on Saturday April 27, 2019. Mary’s death is mourned by her husband of nearly 60 years, Walter Donovan; her children and their families – Maura Donovan of Framingham, MA and her daughter Bridget; Michael Donovan and his wife Mary-Beth, of Westborough, MA and their children Colin, Declan and Quinn; Deidre Romeo of Seattle, WA and her children Danielle and Brittany and her husband Mike Duffy; and Kerry Donovan Cruz and her husband Raul, of Marlboro, MA.
Mary is also survived by her beloved brother Joseph Mulkern, his wife Helen and their three children and nine grandchildren, and her sister-in-law Eleanor Donovan and her son and three grandchildren. Mary was predeceased by her brother James and brother-in-law Peter.
Raised in South Boston of an Irish immigrant mother and first-generation Irish father, she was incredibly proud of her heritage and led a life devoted to faith, family and children. Mary graduated from Nazareth High School and began working at New England Telephone as a young adult making many lifelong friendships. Upon meeting and marrying her husband Walter, she moved to Medford and then North Reading to raise her family. She was extremely active in the town and church community, including teaching CCD and serving as den mother for boys and girls scouts. As her children entered school, Mary embarked on a long career as Executive Secretary for Lambers CPA Review in North Andover. Mary spent much of her time supporting, and assisting in raising, her grandchildren and loved nothing more than attending their school, extracurricular and sporting events. Mary’s smile, laughter and love is forever remembered by her dear friends and family.
Family and friends will honor and remember Mary’s life by gathering for calling hours at Hays Funeral Home, 56 Main Street, Northborough, on Wednesday, May 8th from 2-4pm and 6-8pm. A funeral mass will be held on Thursday, May 9th at 11am at St. Bernadette’s Parish, 266 Main Street, Northborough. Burial is private. For directions and online condolences please visit www.haysfuneralhome.com.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday May 8, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    When
    Wednesday May 8, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location
    Hays Funeral Home
    Address
    56 Main Street
    Northborough, MA 01532
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  • Second Visitation

    Wednesday May 8, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Wednesday May 8, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Hays Funeral Home
    Address
    56 Main Street
    Northborough, MA 01532
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Funeral Mass

    Thursday May 9, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Thursday May 9, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    St. Bernadette Church
    Address
    266 Main Street
    Northborough, MA 01532
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    Officiant
    Father Ronald Falco
  • Interment

    Location
    St. Luke's Cemetery
    Address
    Hopkinton Rd.
    Westborough, MA 01581
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Donations are being accepted for: St. Bernadette Parish.

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We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Manchel & Brennan.
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Ms. Maura Donovan, We are so sorry for the loss of your mother. Sending all our love.
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Posted at 05:33pm
Wishing you peace and comfort. You are in our thoughts and prayers and remember we are always here for the Donovan family.
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Eleanor and (Peter) Donovan

Posted at 09:46am
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