MARY E. (MCLAUGHLIN) O’DOHERTY

May 24, 2024

MARY E. (MCLAUGHLIN) O’DOHERTY

Mary E. (McLaughlin) O’Doherty – of Woburn, died peacefully, May 24th, at the age of ninety-seven. Beloved wife of the late James P. O’Doherty. Devoted mother of Ellen L. Fiascone of Nashua, NH, Claire M. Drummond of New Jersey, Kathleen J. Sutherland, her husband Ken of Florida, Lois A. Carew, her husband Martin of Billerica. Adored grandmother of twelve and great-grandmother of 7. Dear sister of the late George McLaughlin, Helen MacDonald, Margaret Carrigan, and Loretta Nelligan. A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated on Friday, May 31st at 10 a.m. in St. Barbara’s Parish, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn. Burial is private. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to pay their respects, prior to the service from 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. Remembrances may be made in Mary’s honor to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN, 38105.

Mary E. (McLaughlin) O’Doherty – a lifelong resident of Woburn, died peacefully, May 24th, at the age of ninety-seven. She was the beloved wife of the late James P. O’Doherty. 

Born and raised in Woburn, Mary was a daughter of the late Robert and Margaret (Lardner) McLaughlin and grew up on Kilby Street in Woburn. She was a 1944 graduate of Woburn High School and continued her education at Fisher College.

In 1951, Mary married James O’Doherty. Together they brought four daughters into the world to whom she dedicated and devoted her life. Her favorite activity was spending time with and caring for her children and grandchildren, and she was always their biggest supporter.

For over 30 years, Mary worked at the Choate Hospital where she oversaw payroll, until she retired.

Mary loved her church and all of the friends she met there. She enjoyed singing in the choir, listening to music, sewing, solving puzzles, working in her yard and of course, The Boston Red Sox.

Mary will be deeply missed by her four daughters, Claire M. Drummond of New Jersey, Ellen L. Fiascone of Nashua, NH, Kathleen J. Sutherland, her husband Ken of Florida, and Lois A. Carew, her husband Martin of Billerica. Adored grandmother of twelve and great-grandmother of 7. Dear sister of the late George McLaughlin, Helen MacDonald, Margaret Carrigan, and Loretta Nelligan.

A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated on Friday, May 31st at 10 a.m. in St. Barbara’s Parish, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn. Burial is private. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to pay their respects, prior to the service from 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. Remembrances may be made in Mary’s honor to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN, 38105.

A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated on Friday, May 31st at 10 a.m. in St. Barbara’s Parish, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn. Burial is private. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to pay their respects, prior to the service from 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. Remembrances may be made in Mary’s honor to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN, 38105.

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  1. You have our deepest sympathy. Your mom was such a wonderful woman. May God comfort you all during this difficult time. We’re so sorry.

  2. O’Connor Family

    Mary was a wonderful woman, so very kind to everyone. She was a big part of the parishioners of Saint Barbara’s Church, attending daily Mass, and after Mass going for coffee with her friends. She will be deeply missed. She loved her Family.
    Love and Prayers,
    O’Connor Family

  3. Kathy Langhan

    Claire so sorry for your loss. A lot of years have passed, I met your Mom again at the McDonalds coffee group that met at the Four corners McDonalds! She was a lovely lady. May the Lord accept her with open arms.
    Sincerely,
    Kathy (O”Brien) Langhan

  4. Mary was my Aunt. She was such a kind and loving person. I will always remember the fun times we had when She and her three sisters were such fun. Mary’s love and dedication to her Husband and family is to be admired. I will miss getting together with her. My love and hugs to her Family. Carol Lynch

  5. Loretta Tocio

    I met Mary many years ago when she and I both worked at the Choate Hospital. She worked in fiscal services and I worked in the hospital’s administration offices. She came to the cafeteria regularly to have coffee with a number of us at the main hospital. She was always extremely friendly and a very pleasant to be around.

    Many years later, I reconnected with her through St. Barbara’s parish. More recently, I spoke with her on the phone, and we had a very nice conversation. She was a lovely person and will definitely be missed.

  6. Sharon Bowden

    Lois- Kathy and your family’s my deepest condolences to you, May your mom be resting in peace as she has been reunited with your Dad. Keep her memory alive with all your memories she was (is) a wonderful lady with poise and grace rip Mary rip

  7. Lois
    My sympathy to all of your family. I worked with Mary for 20 years at Choate n Symmes. Lunch or dinner with our former co-workers was always so much fun with your mother in the group. My friend will be dearly missed. May she rest in peace.

  8. My dear Aunt Mary,
    Thank you for being the best sister and friend to my mom.
    You two were two peas in a pod.
    Rest in peace dear.
    Love your niece,
    Kerry

  9. Judy Palmer Simonds

    Lois and family.
    Sorry to hear about Mary’s passing. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.
    Remember working with Mary at Symmes Hospital , also a hard working and we had a lot of fun.
    She will be missed.

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