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“As a former classmate of Al's at Our Lady's School we would like to express our sincere condolences on Mary's passing. My own Mom Irene King always...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Maureen King - Waltham, MA

“A beautiful picture of Mary & Al attending one of my daughters weddings.A very handsome couple.K ”
2 of 6 | Posted by: Mary Colantino - MA - Neighbor

“Mr.& Mrs texeria were the nicest people I had the pleasure of knowing my thoughts and prayers are with the Texeria family ”
3 of 6 | Posted by: Kenny Thompson - Falmouth, MA

“Heaven gain an angel for sure. Mary and Bumpa were like grandparents to me. I loved them both. Mary was truly one of the nicest, loving, caring...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Karen Maillet - Billerica, MA

“I worked with Mary for many years at the Stigmatine Fathers Conference Centeron Lexington Street in Waltham. Mary was a delight, my mentor, friend...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Eva Walsh - Waltham, MA

“Dear Mary and Family, You were such a strong presence before all of us in your extended family. My mother Angie Teixeira, married to Manuel Teixeira...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Martin Teixeira - Henderson, NV


Mrs. Mary E. (Moynihan) Texeira, of Waltham, died in her home on Thursday September 5, 2019. She was 101.

Mary was born in Cambridge on January 29, 1918, one of six children to the late Dennis and Mary (Heffernan) Moynihan who had come to the United States from Ireland.

After her graduation from Cambridge Latin High School she began her work as a secretary for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and later for the Stigmatine Fathers and Brothers at the Espousal Center in Waltham. Mary wed fellow Cambridge native and Army veteran Alfred J. Texeira on June 14, 1947. The pair lived in Cambridge until moving to Waltham in 1955. She had been a faithful parishioner of Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Church in Waltham.

She was the wife of the late Alfred J. Texeira, Sr. and is survived by her daughter, Patricia A. McLean of Falmouth; her grandchildren, Jana, Talon, and Zoe Demeo, Stella Wallace and Nicholas McLean; her great-grandchildren, Savannah Wobecky, Vincent Demeo, Brynn Medeiros, and Rocco Pezzano and also leaves many nieces, nephews, and their families.

She was the mother of the late Alfred J. Texeira, Jr. and Janice E. Loporto and sister of the late Thomas, Edward, Dennis, and Theresa Moynihan and Helen Devine.

Relatives and friends will honor and remember Mary's life by gathering for calling hours in the Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20) in Waltham on Monday, September 9th from 4 to 8 p.m. and again on Tuesday morning at 9 a.m. before leaving in procession to Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Church, 880 Trapelo Road, Waltham where her Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.

Memorial donations may be made to Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Parish, 920R Trapelo Road, Waltham, MA 02452.