Agnes (Carey) Marderosian

January 28, 2017

Agnes (Carey) Marderosian

Agnes Carey Marderosian in Woburn, Saturday, January, 28th at 100 years of age. Beloved wife of the lte Harry Marderosian. Loving mother of Betsy B. Sheeran, her husband Richard of Wakefield, Joan B. Sweeney, her husband Richard,Sr also of Wakefield. Dear sister of the late Esther Crowley, Elizabeth, Lawrence, John, Philip, William, Leo, and G. Frederick Carey. Loving grandmother of Charles G., Marnie E., and Kevin H. Sheeran, Richard F. Sweeney, Jr., his wife Kelley and Timothy W. Sweeney, his wife Maureen. and great grandmother of Emily Sheeran, Kaitlin, Aidan, Caileigh and Patrick Sweeney. Dear friend of Joseph Pecora and many loving nieces and nephews, great and grand.

A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn on Tuesday, January 31st at 10 a.m.. Interment is Private. There are no calling hours. Remembrances may be made in Agnes’ honor to the Harry and Agnes Marderosian Memorial Scholarship, c/o Woburn High School Scholarship Fund, POBox 202, Woburn, MA 01801.


Agnes F. (Carey) Bradley Marderosian age 100, passed away at the

Wakefield Center/ Genesis Health Care on January 28th due to

complications from Alzheimer’s Disease.

Agnes was born in Woburn,the youngest of nine children, to the late Elizabeth R. (Maguire)Carey and Patrick J. Carey.

Agnes attended St. Charles School and graduated with high honors. She

continued her education at Lowell Teachers College ( UMASS Lowell) and

graduated with a B.S. Ed. She began her teaching career as a

substitute teacher in short term/ long term assignments within the

Woburn elementary schools system. Agnes left teaching in 1942 when

she married John E. Bradley of Woburn.

Agnes returned to teaching in 1951. She taught first grade at the

Charles Goodyear School in East Woburn until 1963. During that period

Agnes continued her education evenings and summers and earned a M.Ed.

and a CAGS-Certificate in Advanced Graduate Study in Ed. from Salem

State College. She later began a course of study at Northeastern

University completing her Masters in School Counseling to be qualified

as a member of the Guidance Dept. of the Woburn School System. She was

the first woman counselor at the John F. Kennedy Jr. High, and upon

the opening of the Daniel L. Joyce Jr. High she became the Head

Guidance Counselor until her retirement in 1974. During her years in

the Woburn School System Agnes was President of the Woburn Teachers’

Union and was also very involved in community issues and local and

state politics. In 1964 Agnes was one of the original group of

Municipal employees who established the Woburn Municipal Federal

Credit Union. She served as a volunteer member of the Board of

Directors for many years. Agnes also served on the Woburn High School

Scholarship committee for several years.

In 1970 Agnes married Harry Marderosian . Harry was the Head of the

WHS Science Dept. and the Varsity Baseball coach. They had nineteen

wonderful years together until Harry’s unexpected death

Agnes had a love for travel, whether to Hampton Beach, aka, “Little

Woburn” or to destinations around the world. Many of the adventures

were organized by St. Charles Parish, where upon her retirement, Agnes

was a daily Communicant and volunteered as a Eucharistic Minister. It

was at St. Charles Church in 1997 that she was introduced to Mr.

Joseph Pecora. They became great friends. Along with playing

“cribbage” and “bid forty-five” daily, Agnes joined Joe in delivering

“Meals on Wheels”. They did this into their nineties. Of all of

Agnes’ adventures her greatest devotion was to her family. She

attended every event possible for her five beloved grandchildren and

her five beloved great-grandchildren.

Agnes was an eternal optimist. She always saw the bright side of

life, and never failed to count her blessings. She had a great sense

of humor and loved to socialize. Shopping for clothes was one of her

greatest passions. Even the staff of the Nursing Home referred to her

as the “fashionista.” Outside of spending time with her family she

enjoyed reading and doing crossword puzzles.

Of all Agnes’ adventures throughout her lifetime, the greatest of which was being with her family.

Agnes is survived by her daughters Betsy Sheeran, and her husband

Richard Pearson, and Joan and her husband Richard Sweeney, Sr.; five

grandchildren Charles G., Marnie E. and Kevin H. Sheeran and Richard

F. Sweeney, Jr. and his wife Kelley and Timothy W. Sweeney and his

wife Maureen and five great-grandchildren, Emily Sheeran, Kaitlin,

Aidan, Caileigh and Patrick all of Wakefield, MA. A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn on Tuesday, January 31st at 10 a.m.. Interment is Private. There are no calling hours. Remembrances may be made in Agnes’ honor to the Harry and Agnes Marderosian Memorial Scholarship, c/o Woburn High School Scholarship Fund, PO Box 202, Woburn, MA 01801.


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  1. Betsy and Joan,

    So sorry to hear or your mom’s passing. She truly was an amazing woman and Mary and I had the opportunity to be in her company many times. We will miss her as you all will.
    We are in Florida for the winter (retired), but as a true Woburnite – I always check the Irish soprts page (the obituaries in the times and at the Cantillon website).
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you – wow 100 !!!

    Bill and Mary Sullivan

  2. Dear Joan:
    We were very sorry to learn of Agnes’ passing. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.

    Kathy O’Doherty & Shaheen Mozaffar

  3. Dear Joanie & Betsy

    I was so sorry to hear of Agnes’ passing. She has always been a part of my family and it’s so sad to have lost the last of our “neigh=
    borhood mothers”! She will be missed by many. May she be at oeace. God bless!


  4. Betsy,
    So sorry to hear about your mother. We now live in Florida, and when we get up to Woburn and drive by the Montvale house, I always wondered if your mother was still living there? Please accept our sincere condolences. We will light a candle in her memory at Mass this weekend.

    Bill and Kay Bolster

  5. I will never forget Mrs. Bradley when she taught my daughter at the Goodyear School. She was the sweetest teacher, a wonderful person and loved by her students and their parents. May she rest in peace.
    Carol Gray

  6. Agnes was such a beautiful person inside and out.. She and Joe delivered Meals On Wheels for me from the senior center. Always arrived with a beautiful smile and caring so much for her clients. Checked on each and everyone to make sure they were ok and safe. I am so sorry to hear of her passing. May she rest now in heaven. You have been given a beautiful angel. Nancy Mondello

  7. Besty, sorry to hear about your mother. She was such a nice lady.. I use to see her at church with Joe.
    Praying for you and your family.
    Mary(Haverty) Landry

  8. Betsy, Joan and family….. So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She was a lovely lady and seriously….. my favorite teacher…. ever!! Our sincere condolences….
    Paul and Mary Ellen DeTeso

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