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“Rest in peace dear Mary Ellen. It was an honor to have known you and sing with you...you will always be remembered. You are now singing with the...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Mary O'Connor - Belmont, MA

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you.With deepest sympathy.Your cousins, Tom and Georgia ”
2 of 10 | Posted by: Tom & Georgia Hawko - Eastham, MA

“Mary Ellen was such a special person... when she loved you, she loved you deeply. I feel blessed to have been in that circle with her. To quoteThe...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Jane Corrigan - Friend

“Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord,and may the perpetual light shine down upon her. May she rest in peace. May her soul and the souls of all the...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: A friend

“I will never forget Mary Ellen. Every time I hear Elvis, I think of her. God Bless all of you during this difficult time. She certainly will be...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Donna DiFabio - Billerica, MA

“I can't tell you how saddened I was to hear of Mary Ellen's passing. I have missed seeing her here at Stonebridge. I feel lucky to have known her...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Tracy D'Ampolo - Tewksbury, MA

“AnnMarie; Regina; Sally;Our prayers are with you and your families at this time of sorrow. Barbara & I are sorry we are unable to attend and grieve...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Barbara & Stephen Hawko - Quincy, MA

“Mary Ellen, because you loved the color turquoise this candle is for you. I have been lighting candles too and you were a light in my life. I love...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Nancy LoPrete - Watertown, MA

Mary Ellen after performing The Resurrection at St. Patrick Church. I am on the right with my friend “Mary Ellen was one of my best friends. She was a special and loving person. She cared about people a lot. She showed her friendship to me in many...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Nancy LoPrete - Watertown, MA

Mary Ellen at Happy Hour “My heart is so heavy but, as I always told Mary Ellen, everyday she helped me aspire to be a better person. She deeply loved her devoted family and...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Martha Dooling - Beverly, MA


Watertown - Miss Mary Ellen Hawko of Watertown died Monday, January 30, 2017, in the Milford Regional Medical Center in Milford. She was 66. Mary Ellen was born in Malden, a daughter of the late Lawrence and Ann (Moore) Hawko.

Mary Ellen was raised in Everett and moved to Watertown in her late teens. She was the manager at the Stonebridge Resident Store in Burlington.

Mary Ellen volunteered at the Saint Patrick's Church Food Pantry and was a member of the Saint Patrick's Church Choir and the Saint Patrick Church Family Players in Watertown. She was a former member of the Saint Luke's Church Choir in Belmont.

Mary Ellen is survived by her sisters, Ann Howard and her husband, Bill, of Epping, NH and Regina DeFelice and her husband, Richard, of Nashua NH; her sister-in-law, Sally Hawko of Brentwood, NH; her nieces and nephews, Beth Boudreau, Carl Howard, Laura MacKenzie, Ricky DeFelice, Michael DeFelice, John DeFelice, Brian DeFelice, and Deanna DeFelice; her grandnieces and grandnephews, Michael, Caitlin, Kevin, Chris, Sarah, Alayna, Brianna, Vanessa, and Layla; and her great grandnephew, Silas.

She was also the sister of the late John Hawko.

Family and friends will honor and remember Mary Ellen's life by gathering for calling hours on Sunday, February 5th, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street, (Rte. 20), Waltham and again on Monday at 8 a.m. before leaving in procession to Saint Patrick's Church, 212 Main Street, Watertown where her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Burial will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden.