Mary E. Doheny

  • Born: November 14, 1921
  • Died: January 24, 2021
  • Location: Newton, Massachusetts

Joyce Funeral Home

245 Main Street
Waltham, MA 02453
Tel. (781) 894-2895

Tribute & Message From The Family

Mrs. Mary E. (Walsh) Doheny, of Newton, formerly of Waltham and Marshfield died on Sunday, January 24, 2021 at Evans Park at Newton Corner. She was 99 years old.

Mary was born in Newton on November 14, 1921, the daughter of the late William P. and Mary (Hurley) Walsh. She was a graduate of Newton High School and after her marriage to Henry J. Doheny the pair made Waltham their home until 1973 when the family moved to Marshfield.

She was an accomplished gardener and history buff. She and Henry loved traveling throughout the United States and abroad.

She was the beloved wife of the late Henry J. Doheny and is survived by her children, William M. Doheny of St. Petersburg, FL, Charlene Fragala (Samuel) of Litchfield, NH, Brian H. Doheny (Hermie) of Marshfield and Neil P. Doheny (Lorraine) of Grafton and also leaves 8 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She was the mother of the late Diane M. Doheny and sister of the late Phillip, William and John Walsh.

Family and friends will honor and remember Mary's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Sunday, January 31st from 2 to 5 p.m. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Saint Mary's Church, 133 School Street, Waltham on Monday at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Waltham.

Those unable to attend may view Mary's Funeral Mass via this link at 10 a.m. on Monday, February 1st:

Tuesday, December 22, 2020 – a note from the funeral home pursuant to Governor Baker's recent order:

During times of uncertainty and crisis one might wonder what to do at the loss of a loved one or how to show support to a friend given the limitations that the pandemic continues to present.

Telephone your friend to offer words of love, support and a verbal hug, drop something delicious by the house, leave a condolence on the funeral home website, make a donation to their favored charity, send a card or flowers or have a Mass said, remain in touch, and above all else . . . say prayers for the deceased and their family and the world during this difficult and unprecedented time.

These simple gifts of sympathy and charity are more valuable than you will ever know.

When public wakes are held capacity limits mean that your visit to the venue where they are held should be brief to allow other guests time to say hello to the family. Only members of the immediate family remain present throughout.

It goes without saying that people who have lost someone are especially sensitive and understanding to the concerns that some of their own family members and friends may have about visiting any public places right now. If this does not feel like the right time for you to venture out please don't.

Space limitations also mean that funeral services inside the funeral home and in many places of worship will also be private. Most services, at the family's request, will also be livestreamed and recorded for future viewing. The link to access the channel is found at the bottom of the obituary notice online.

Cemetery services are included in the current outdoor gathering limit of twenty-five people.

During any events, public or private, common sense precautions prevail. That includes masks covering your nose and mouth, staying with your household group throughout the services and keeping a sensible distance. Thank you . . . again . . . for your patience and understanding.