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Mary M. (Murrin) O'Hara

Mary M. (Murrin) O'Hara
  • February 7, 1932 - November 27, 2017
  • Watertown, Massachusetts

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“Anne and Maureen I wish to extend my condolences to you both on the passing of your mother. I know this must be a very difficult time. May You find...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Robert Nuttall - Billerica, MA

“Anne,Denis and Maureen sending our deepest sympthy to you all for the loss of your mam We are thinking of you god bless. Love and hugs xx ”
2 of 9 | Posted by: Peter and Collette Foran

“Mary was kind, generous and gentle. Like so many, I was fortunate to know her and cherish the great memories. My condolences to Maureen and Anne. ...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Bill Brennick - Milton, MA

“Dear Mary, We will dearly miss your smile and humor in the pool over so many years. We love you so very much. From Jean Stephens and all of your...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Jean Stephens - Newton, MA

“Sending my love, strength and prayers to you all at this difficult time. Mary was such a special person that I have many fond memories of.I wish I...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Nora Higgins Monroe - VA

“Mommy O., this is far too small a space to share a memory of such a big personality! You have been a part of my life for about 35 years and as a...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Kate Wraight - Southborough, MB

“Mommie, I am sitting here crying while writing this.. But, when I think of our relationship it just makes me smile from ear to ear.. I knew that I...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Janet Tascio - White Plains, NY

“Mary was one of the kind. A caring, compassionate lady that I was so honored to have met and known. I met her when she came to visit one of our...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Clare Connolly Welch - Waltham, MA

“To the O'Hara Family:Please accept my deepest sympathies. You are in my thoughts and prayers.Sincerely,Michael Sullivan ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Michael Sullivan - Cambridge, MA


Watertown – Mary O'Hara was able to spend this past Thanksgiving in Florida with her family enjoying the traditions of the day but also the warmth of the sun . . . the sand on the beach and the sounds of the ocean. It was a beautiful day.

She returned home last week to her home in Watertown and died unexpectedly on Monday, November 27, 2017 in Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge after being stricken ill at home. She was 85.

Mary M. Murrin was born February 7, 1932 in Waltham, a daughter of the late William and Margaret (Quirk) Murrin. Raised and educated in Waltham she was a graduate of Waltham High School. She attended Catherine Gibbs School and Bentley College and later earned her Master's degree in Education.

Mary worked for over 38 years as a supervisor for Verizon in Boston before enjoying retirement in 1994.

She stayed active with membership at Boston Sports Club in West Newton, gardening and walking the beach.

She leaves her daughters, Maureen P. O'Hara of Tarrytown, New York and Anne M. O'Hara and her husband, Denis Foran of Waltham; her nieces, nephews and her godson, Andrew Kasper and his wife, Kim of Walpole and their children, Meghan, Andrew and Aaron and her neighbor and close friend, Luis Rodriguez.

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 Wednesday, November 29th from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at 10 a.m. on Thursday morning before leaving in procession to Saint Julia's Church, 374 Boston Post Road, Weston, where her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Waltham.

Memorials in her name may be made to Saint Anthony's Bread for the Poor, Development Office, St. Anthony Shrine, 100 Arch St., Boston, MA 02110.

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