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“Steve I am so sorry for your loss.Dr Steve Norton ”
1 of 13 | Posted by: steve norton - Friend

“Dear Ed, All of us at Dr Giglio's are sending deepest sympathies. Mary will be sorely missed by our team. ”
2 of 13 | Posted by: Kim Bodozian - Waltham, MA

“Ed,Both Kathy & I want to extend our profound and most sincere condolences to you for the loss of your mother. We know she must have been a very...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Kathy & Bill Carpenito - MA

“Hi Ed, I am so sorry to hear about your moms passing. May she rest in peace. Maybe she will meet up with my dad up in heaven and have a party...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Barbara Carroll-Cutler - Salem, NH

“Ed: Sorry for your lose, but she in a better place and at rest, you did all for her that you could. my prayers are with youLoveBetty ”
5 of 13 | Posted by: Elizabeth CIARAMITARO - Rochester, NH

“Ed I had the privilege of bring your mom Communion at her home and enjoying our talks and meeting polar bear and Tenchi. She was a wonderful woman...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Eleanor Coxall

“I met Mary when she worked at Little Brown for a short time! She was full of life and a pleasure to work with, a beautiful person! I am also...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Rosa Ponte - Coworker

“Ed,So sorry for your loss! I know how important your Mom was to you. It was a pleasure getting to know you through our chats with Peggy....Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Patricia Lyons - Waltham, MA

“A Good Friend, A Great Neighbor for Many Years. Mary You Will Be Missed. The Smolinsky Family From Next Door. ”
9 of 13 | Posted by: A friend

“Heaven is gaining a beautiful angel. Such a sweet, kind lady. So sorry for your loss Eddie, your mother was a beautiful person inside and out. May...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Susan Tirrell - Mendon, MA

“You asked me several times if you were a burden. That I did not need to visit you every day. You taught me that the most valuable thing i had was may...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Edward Dooley - Waltham, MA - Son

“May you rest in eternal peace. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Martha Lapierre - Billerica, MA

“Mary Dooley my mothers beautiful cousin who I learned so much about my .other from. Angel's sign you home. Say hi to John and Camille. ”
13 of 13 | Posted by: Ann Traganos - Worcester, MA


Waltham – Mrs. Mary A. (Cronin) Dooley, of Waltham, died on Monday, May 25, 2020 at Maristhill Nursing Home. She was 97.

Mary was born in Waltham on August 6, 1922 to the late Jeremiah and Frances (White) Cronin. A lifelong resident of the city, she graduated from Saint Mary's High School in 1940 and continued her education at Burdett Business College and Bentley College. Mary worked at the Herald Traveler, Compo, J.L. Thompson, Norton, and later in the accounting department at the Marriott Hotel on Commonwealth Avenue in Newton.

She was a quiet soul who strived for excellence in her work. She enjoyed good cooking (as long as someone else made it!) and loved keeping a clean house. She was fond of her two cats, Tenchi and Polar Bear as well as the nurses and aides at Maristhill Nursing Home where she lived for the last six years.

She is reunited in Heaven with her husband, Walter S. Dooley, her son, Stephen G. Dooley and her siblings, Edward Cronin, Elizabeth Philbin, and Frances Warnas.

She leaves her son, Edward W. Dooley of Waltham, and many nieces, nephews, and their families.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, June 1st in Saint Mary's Church, 133 School Street, Waltham. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Waltham.

Memorial donations may be made to the Maristhill Activities Fund, 66 Newton Street, Waltham, Massachusetts, 02453.