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“So sorry to have heard of Mary's passing. She was such a good friend to my mother, Bea Burns, and a wonderful neighbor to us on Wheelock Road. It's...Read More »
1 of 23 | Posted by: Sheila Callahan - Plymouth, MA

“Thoughts and prayers for all of Mary's family. I had the pleasure of caring for her at Evan's Park. What a lovely lady she was. Always talking about...Read More »
2 of 23 | Posted by: Barbara MaxIntyre - Maynard, MA

“I have fond memories of Mary's big beautiful smile. She was so easy to talk with and was loving and caring to her family. ”
3 of 23 | Posted by: Kristen Walsh (Doheny) - WA

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
4 of 23 | Posted by: Courtney and Brian Crowe

“My Great Nanny is the best i could ever ask for! Every Christmas and Easter I would get to see her and i had the best time with her. She lived till...Read More »
5 of 23 | Posted by: Caitlin Fedorowicz - Exeter, NH

“Dear Bill, Charlene & Sam, Brian & Hermie, and Neil & Lorraine, Our deepest condolences on the loss of your Mom. The video you made of Aunt Mary...Read More »
6 of 23 | Posted by: Barbara and Tom Contos Walsh - VA

“Travel advice. It is important to give your visitors time to put their teeth in. ”
7 of 23 | Posted by: John Walsh - Clonlara - Family

“To the Doheny Family,Sincere sympathies on the passing of my favorite first cousin, Mary. We will always remember our visits in Boston and County...Read More »
8 of 23 | Posted by: John and Shannon Walsh - Clonlara

“My NaNa was the best! I remember her playing ballerinas with me when I was little. She always made brownies when I came to visit and would let me...Read More »
9 of 23 | Posted by: Whitney Payne (Doheny) - VA

“Holding you all in the light with one memories of Aunt Mary. ”
10 of 23 | Posted by: Phil Walsh - Mechanicsburg, PA

“Mary was the original article! A real pleasure to be with and always a positive influence for everyone. We all loved her wit and humor. She will be...Read More »
11 of 23 | Posted by: Steve Walsh - Fredericksburg, VA

“I'm so sorry to hear of Aunt Mary's passing. I enjoyed so many visits with her and Uncle Henry. I will always remember her fondly. My thoughts and...Read More »
12 of 23 | Posted by: Kathy Soderberg - Hyannis, MA

“I have so many fond memories of Uncle Henry and Aunt Mary. She will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with her family. ”
13 of 23 | Posted by: Heather (Soderberg) Magan - MA

“Tp Brian,Neil and family I have a lot of great memories growing up in Walthamand had a lot of great times with you and Brian and your...Read More »
14 of 23 | Posted by: Robert Young - Weston, MA

“Neil,I never met your mother but have heard about her over the years from Lorraine who often told me of their outings and such. I'm so sorry for...Read More »
15 of 23 | Posted by: Anna Anthros - Arkadelphia, AR

“Neil, Brian, Bill and Charlene, I am so very sorry for your loss of your loving mother. She was such a warm person, always looking out for the...Read More »
16 of 23 | Posted by: Barbara Doheny - Sunnyvale, CA

“Mary was loved deeply by all the Walsh Family. A loving compassionate woman. A gift ”
17 of 23 | Posted by: Eula Walsh - Family

“Dear William.... I just read the boston obits only to see that your beautiful mother had passed! I kow how mjuch you loved her and did for her. I...Read More »
18 of 23 | Posted by: Lorra9je Pelletier - Wayland, MA

“Great memories of living across Wheelock Road from the Doheny clan. Bill, Charlene, Brian and Neil - hold tight to the memories; they will bring a...Read More »
19 of 23 | Posted by: chuck mccullough - Mattapoisett, MA

“I'm sorry to hear of Mary's passing. My mother and father, Jim and Doris Diggins, were very good friends with Mary and Henry. Our families often met...Read More »
20 of 23 | Posted by: Debora Diggins - Arlington, MA

“So sorry to hear of aunt Mary's passing. I remember her as a kind person, she was funny and always upbeat. ”
21 of 23 | Posted by: Phyllis Doheny - Taunton, MA

“So sorry to hear about Mary. Prayers for the family. ”
22 of 23 | Posted by: Kim Doheny - Family

“With deepest sympathy as you remember Mary. ”
23 of 23 | Posted by: Jessica Nugent - Marlborough, MA


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: https://my.gather.app/remember/mary-doheny
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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.