Mary E. (Hanlon) Hegarty

December 16, 2007

MARY E. HEGARTY – in Burlington, Sunday, December 16th, beloved wife of Joseph F.Hegarty. Devoted mother of Eileen Hegarty of Pelham, NH, Joseph and Joanne Hegarty of Burlington and Mary M. Hegarty-Vozzella and her husband Frank of Winchester. Dear sister of Theresa Buckley and her husband William of Maynard, Eileen Boudreau and her husband Wilfred of Chatham, Margaret Roch of Maynard, Edward Hanlon and his wife Blanche of Randolph and the late James, Francis and John Hanlon. Cherished grandmother of Gennara and Frank Vozzella Jr.Dear sister-in-law of Mary Hanlon of CT and Jean Hanlon of Woburn. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Thursday, December 20th at 9 a.m.,followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Malachy’s Church, 99 Bedford St., Burlington at 10. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Pine Haven Cemetery, Burlington. Donations may be made in Mrs. Hegarty’s memory to CMARC, 147 New Boston St., Woburn, MA 01801.

OBITAURY:

Mary E. (Hanlon) Hegarty, a longtime resident of Burlington, passed away quietly at home on Sunday afternoon, with her family by her side. The beloved wife of Joseph F. Hegarty, she was eighty-two years of age. Born and raised in Somerville, Mary was the daughter of the late Francis and Mary (Imbimbo) Hanlon. She graduated from Somerville High School, Class of 1944 and went on to work for the MBTA Credit Union in Boston. The oldest of eight children, Mary watched over her younger siblings and every Sunday from the age of fourteen , she would bake fudge and cupcakes for them.

In 1958, Mary married her beloved husband, Joseph, and they made their home in Medford where they lived until 1975, when they relocated to Burlington. Mary was a devoted wife and mother who made many sacrifices throughout her life for her family. A wonderful provider who worked tirelessly and unselfishly, she always maintained a positive and optimistic outlook. Mary loved being with her family more than anything else and she especially enjoyed their trips to Ogunquit, Maine, where they vacationed for many years. She was also an avid sports fan and never missed a Patriots, Bruins or Celtics game. In recent years, Mary has cherished time spent with her two grandchildren.

Mary was a longtime parishioner of St. Malachy’s Church in Burlington. She was also a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America, as she had worked for New England Telephone, now Verizon, for a number of years before retiring in 1992.

Mary’s illness over the past two years slowed her down physically, but it did not affect her loving and caring spirit. She was a sister, wife, mother, grandmother, counselor, therapist and best friend. “She did it all!”

Mary was predeceased by her brothers, James, Francis and John Hanlon

She is lovingly survived by her husband Joseph F. Hegarty , to whom she was devoted for forty-nine years, her children, Eileen A. Hegarty of Pelham, NH, Joseph F. Hegarty and Joanne M. Hegarty, both of Burlington and Mary M. Hegarty-Vozzella and her husband Frank of Winchester, her siblings, Theresa Buckley and her husband William of Maynard, Eileen Boudreau and her husband Wilfred of Chatham, Margaret Roch of Maynard, Edward Hanlon and his wife Blanche of Randolph, her sisters-in-law of Mary Hanlon of CT and Jean Hanlon of Woburn, her grandchildren, Gennara and Frank Vozzella Jr. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Thursday, Dec. 2o0h at 9 a.m. Funeral Mass in St. Malachy’s Church, 99 Bedford St., Burlington at 10. Calling hours Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Pine Haven Cemetery, Burlington. Donations may be made in Mrs. Hegarty’s memory to CMARC, 147 New Boston St., Woburn, MA 01801.

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  1. The Lord gives (An absolute wonderful wife and even a better mother) and The Lord takes (A Saint for Heaven). The only way to the Father is through the Son. I pray that everyone will believe as my mother did.

  2. my thoughts and prayers are withyou mary…if your mom was as kind and compasionate as i know you are than she must have been a wonderful person. I wish I h ad gotten to know her. Many memories will always be with you ….I am sure!

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