Mary M. (Mahoney) Briand

January 28, 2003

MARY M. (MAHONEY) BRIAND, Age 71 – in Woburn, January 28th, beloved wife of the late Louis P. Briand. Devoted mother of Margaret M. Young and her husband James H. Young, Jr. of Waterford, CT, and Louis P. Briand and his wife Kimberly of Chelmsford. Sister of Barbara Mannis of NJ, Elizabeth “Betty??? Doron of Winchester, Joan Goudey of Everett, Patricia “Patsy??? Brown of NY, and Patrick Mahoney of Derry, NH. Also survived by 5 grandchildren. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St., Woburn, on Friday, January 31st, at 9:30 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main St., Woburn, at 10:15. Calling hours Thursday 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Mary’s memory to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.

OBITUARY:

Mary M. Briand, 71, of Woburn passed away here on Tuesday, January 28th, following a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Louis P. Briand, who died thirty-two years ago.

Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late Patrick and Bridget (O’Connor) Mahoney. She grew up in Arlington and graduated from Arlington High School with the class of 1949. She continued her education at Katherine Gibbs School in Boston and worked as a legal secretary for most of her life. Until just a few months ago, she had been employed by Hinckley, Allen & Snyder, a law firm in Boston, for sixteen years. Previously she worked in the Woburn School System for the Chapter One office.

She proudly received an Associates degree from Middlesex Community College just two years ago.

Mary was devoted to her family and particularly enjoyed her grandchildren in recent years.

Surviving are a daughter, Margaret M. Young and her husband James H. Young, Jr. of Waterford, Connecticut, and a son, Louis P. Briand and his wife Kimberly of Chelmsford; four sisters, Barbara Mannis of Basking Ridge, NJ, Elizabeth “Betty??? Doron of Winchester, Joan Goudey of Everett, and Patricia “Patsy??? Brown of Tonawanda, NY; a brother, Patrick Mahoney of Derry, NH. She was also the cherished grandmother of Timothy J. and Denis Young, and Derek, Luke, and Kiley Briand.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St., Woburn, on Friday, January 31st, at 9:30 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main St., Woburn, at 10:15. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.

Calling hours Thursday 4 to 8 p.m.

Donations may be made in Mary’s memory to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.

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  1. This lovely lady has been a friend for only about 10 years but her warm, caring ways made you feel so comfortable in her presence that it glowed around her!! Wonderful mother and Nana. We loved her very much and will miss her at every single gathering from now on. Who’s going to help with the dishes now?? My love and prayers to her family and friends. God Bless, Mary.
    Love,
    Mary Ellen & Paul

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