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“May she rest in the arms of the angels. She loved unconditionally and will be forever missed. All my sympathy to her family.<br />Barbara...Read More »
1 of 23 | Posted by: Barbara Azzalina - Medford, MA

“Mary's Funeral was a beautiful celebration of her life. The Church was packed with so many people who loved this special lady. I"m so glad I was...Read More »
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“I could write volumes about Mary. When I would greet her, she would put her hand on my shoulder and look me in the eye and when I would leave her, I...Read More »
4 of 23 | Posted by: Judy Cutting - Malden, MA

“Mary was an inspiration to all who knew her. Among so many other things, she is my role model for aging well and living life with enthusiasm, love,...Read More »
5 of 23 | Posted by: Ellen Kurcis - Arlington, VA

“Mary was one of my dearest friends for over 20 years. Her faith, humor, kindness, and wisdom have influenced my life in ways I could never put into...Read More »
6 of 23 | Posted by: Teresa Rushworth - Vero Beach, FL

“Praise to the Lord for giving us Mary for 95 years and for filling her with his grace and his love which overflowed into so many of our lives. May...Read More »
7 of 23 | Posted by: Fr. Tim Murphy - Boston, MA

“Mary was the embodiment of unconditional love. To be in her presence was to be surrounded and embraced with love, like being in heaven. So many...Read More »
8 of 23 | Posted by: Susan O'Gara - St. Petersburg, FL

“To my friend, Mary. How I will miss you........God, Bless Mary and her wonderful family. Love, Jo ”
9 of 23 | Posted by: Jo Roenick - Pocasset, MA

“Sending so much love and heart to Paula and Ken and the whole family. Such a special lady, such a wonderful spirit . Our thoughts and prayers are...Read More »
10 of 23 | Posted by: Judy and Rich Braha+fisher - MA

“Paula and Ken, I loved Mary the first moment I met her. I was so young and she opened her tremendous heart to welcome me as family. It's been a...Read More »
11 of 23 | Posted by: Linda Tucci - Putney, VT - friend

“Dear Mre Langton's family: so sorry to read of your Mom's passing. I was sitting here reminiscing about our lives on Dexter Street! You all had...Read More »
12 of 23 | Posted by: Janice (Mahoney) Lovie

“Lauren, I always felt your mother had a special aura about her and now I know why. What a remarkable woman! My condolences to you and your family. ”
13 of 23 | Posted by: Joanne Morrow - Sandwich, MA

“Ginny, it was with sadness that we heard of your Moms passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
14 of 23 | Posted by: Audrey Waillant - Plymouth, MA

“I came to know and love Mary in our Great Books class, part of the Academy of Lifelong Learning.She was a dear person that all of us felt blessed to...Read More »
15 of 23 | Posted by: Sandra Piver - South Yarmouth, MA

“Our Beloved Mary had a way of making each and every one of us feel like we had a special place in her heart. Her heart was so big, no doubt, she did....Read More »
16 of 23 | Posted by: Scott and Janis Pochini - Wayland, MA

“We will so miss Mary, and send grace and gratitude to her family for sharing her with us for so long at the Sandwich Library. She's one of a kind. ”
17 of 23 | Posted by: Gail Ravetz - Forestdale, MA

“Our deepest condolences. Mary's memory and legacy will live on in her family. ”
18 of 23 | Posted by: Neil and Carrie Brzoza - EG, RI

“Ginny, so sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. Sending hugs &amp; prayers for you and yours. ”
19 of 23 | Posted by: Dot Graham - Waco, TX - family

“Our Sweet Mary . ....your most precious gift was your presence in my life .Keeping the fire burning. ”
20 of 23 | Posted by: Eileen Cursiter Robson - Orkney

“Mary will be surely missed! Her kindness and love towards everyone will remain forever. May she now enjoy her eternal reward in heaven with God, all...Read More »
21 of 23 | Posted by: Damiana Maloof - Hanover, MA

“'Auntie Mame' will always hold a special place in our hearts. Love to all the cousins ”
22 of 23 | Posted by: Edmund & Ellen Kelly - Lee, MA

“To all my Langton cousins, I was so sorry to learn about Auntie Mame, but I just take a little comfort knowing I was able to see her (and you) at my...Read More »
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Mary Hayes Langton, age 95, passed away peacefully on April 25, 2017 at home surrounded by her family. She was born December 9, 1921 in Waltham, Massachusetts; she was the seventh of nine children, to William A. and Emma Leary Hayes. She was a 1939 graduate of Saint Mary High School, Waltham. In 1944 she married Laurence Bragan Langton. Prior to her years raising their six children in Waltham, she was educated at The Fay Secretarial School and worked as a legal secretary in Boston. Over the years, she did secretarial work at a legal office in Waltham and at the Marriage Tribunal of Boston. Additionally, she worked at the book stores at both Regis College and Newton college of the Sacred Heart.

In retirement she resided with her husband of 63 years in Fort Pierce, Florida during the years 1978 to 2005. An avid reader, she was a Great Books Discussion Leader and an active participant in numerous book discussion groups; most recently the Adult Book Discussion at the Sandwich Library. A life-long-learner she continually enjoyed her course-work at various colleges. Most recently and right up until her death, she took classes at the Academy of Lifelong Learning at the Cape Cod Community College.

She is survived by her six children and their spouses: Beth and Ted Ellis; Ginny and Jim Graham; Lauren and Howard Robinson; Larry and Sue Langton; Bill and Laura Langton; Paula and Ken Cheeseman; 19 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild and many nieces and nephews.

A daily communicant for her entire life, Mary's relationship with God informed every aspect of her being. She treasured her primary vocation as a wife and mother. In addition, for over 50 years she had a formal, committed vocation as a Volunteer member of the Focolare Movement. Founded by Chiara Lubich, during WWII, Focolare's charism is one of unity in diversity and interreligious dialogue. Fed by this community, Mary dedicated her life to living the gospel-based spirituallity that all may be one (John 17-21) into her daily life. Mary's love for God and people overflowed to everyone she met.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at St. John the Evangelist Church, 841 Shore Road, Pocasset, from 10-11 a.m.; a Funeral Mass will immediately follow at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in St. Bernard's Cemetery, Concord. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to The Focolare Movement; 202 Comforter Blvd., Hyde Park, NY, 02538.