Mary E. ‘Tootsie’ (Scire) O’Hara

June 6, 2016

Mary E. ‘Tootsie’ (Scire) O’Hara

MARY E. “TOOTSIE” (SCIRE) O’HARA- of Woburn, June 6th. Beloved wife of the late Joseph O’Hara. Devoted mother of Mary Ellen (Scire) Doherty and her husband Robert, Maureen McCarthy and Julie O’Hara, all of Woburn. Loving sister of Thomas Scire, William Scire, Robert Scire, Eleanor Scire, all of Woburn, Richard Scire of York, ME, Francis Scire and his wife Donna of Boston, and the late Samuel Scire and Rose Baggett. Cherished “Grandma/Mima” to Robert E. Doherty and his wife Meghan of Lowell, Joseph R. McCarthy and his wife Mariana of Nahant, and Jennifer McCarthy of New Hampshire. Great-grandmother to Brayden A. McCarthy and Stella E. Doherty. Mary is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Friday, June 10th at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 130 Cambridge Road, at 10 a.m. Interment at Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend calling hours Thursday, June 9th from 4-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in Mary’s memory to the Jimmy Fund, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284.

OBITUARY:

Mary E. “Tootsie” (Scire) O’Hara passed away at her home Monday, June 6th amongst her beloved family. The dear wife of the late Joseph O’Hara, she was eighty one years of age.

Born in Woburn she was the daughter of the late Mario and Lena (Forester) Scire. ”Tootsie” was raised in the Cummingsville section of the city, where she remained her entire life, moving just across the street from her homestead.

Educated in the Woburn Schools she was a graduate of Woburn High School, Class of 1952.

An avid sports person all her life and a true die hard Red Sox fan she had the pleasure of meeting Joe O’Hara in the mid sixties at one of the Red Sox games! Well from there a life long journey began. They married in 1966 and raised three lovely daughters to whom she was devoted. When the children were in school she worked “mother’s hours” and later, after they were out of school she secured a position at the Division of Motor Vechiles, aka Registry, where she remained right up till a month ago. Tootsie loved her job! Every day was a new day and new people. She truly enjoyed meeting people and engaging them in conversation. She met people from all walks of life not just at the registry but anywhere she would go, she was a terrific conversationalist.

Family was always first. Her siblings would all meet and gather at the hometead, faithfully every Sunday and other days during the week. They would gather, get all caught up on what was happening in and about the family. After their Mom passed away, the tradition continued across the street at Tootsie’s, which continues to this day. Needless to say many more chairs have been added to accomodate all the family.

Her grandchildren were her world. ” Grandma/Mima” loved spending time with them and was actively involved in everything they were. Always there to lend a helping hand, cheer them on, and celebrate in their achievements.

A wonderful woman, Tootsie helped everyone, no questions asked. A kind word always spoken, never looking for anything in return. Not really a traveler, home is where her heart was. She loved her home, her family and all those wonderful family and friends who stopped by every week.

Sadly, “Tootsie” was predeceased by her parents, husband Joseph, siblings Sam Scire and Rose Baggett.

She was the loving mother of Mary Ellen (Scire) Doherty and her husband Robert, Maureen McCarthy and Julie O’Hara, all of Woburn. Loving sister of Thomas Scire, William Scire, Robert Scire, Eleanor Scire, all of Woburn, Richard Scire of York, ME, Francis Scire and his wife Donna of Boston. Cherished “Grandma/Mima” to Robert E. Doherty and his wife Meghan of Lowell, Joseph R. McCarthy and his wife Mariana of Nahant, and Jennifer McCarthy of New Hampshire. Great-grandmother to Brayden A. McCarthy and Stella E. Doherty. Mary is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Friday, June 10th at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 130 Cambridge Road, at 10. Interment at Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend calling hours Thursday, June 9th from 4-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in Mary’s memory to the Jimmy Fund, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284.

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  1. What a wonderful woman, she lives on in her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She joins the family in God’s loving embrace. Till we meet again…!
    Love Dave & Chris

  2. Julie and family. I am very sorry for the loss of your Mom. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Linda Brown

  3. My sympathy to the family. I have many good memories of growing up in the West Side with Tootsie. She was a great lady. She will be missed. Sincerely, Blanche Ward

  4. Tootsie will be surely missed. Always friendly,happy,funny, a great friend and co-worker. I couls always count on her in a pinch to help out. Karen Capadanno

  5. To the Julie and your family we are so sorry for your loss the few times I meet your mother she was a very happy Person. She loved you all very much and will be missed by many. May one day you have peace again. But always remember the good times you had with her and that she is at peace, but will always be looking over you.

    Love Dawn Brice Noah Nicholette.Landry & Rosemary Bruce and Dan fin.and Victoria Bruce

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