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“Tom Martin,Just heard of your recent loss. Sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy for you and your family. Thoughts and prayers. Rosemary Hernandez ”
1 of 7 | Posted by: Rosemary Hernandez - Franklin, MA

“Beautiful tribute to Mary , God Bless your family. ”
2 of 7 | Posted by: Ed & Nancy O'Neil - Walpole, MA

“It was my pleasure to deliver your mail for the last 25years. You always made me feel welcome when I strolled down your driveway. A quick hello and...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: David Mariani - Maynard, MA

“Martin Family, I am sorry for your loss and my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Mary had a place in her heart for so many outside of her...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Tina Ford - Chelmsford, MA

“Dear Bob, Deb & Family,We were very sorry to learn of your Mom's passing. Mary was that classic mother who was the glue to a fantastic family. She...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Frank Shea - Oakville - Friend

“There are so many fond memories of Mary. She was a constant in my mother's life, a wonderful friend since their Arlington days, always upbeat,...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Gayle Doherty - Chelmsford, MA

“I have fond memories of the great times and a few sad times spent on Berkley Street in Waltham as well as those times our families spent together at...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Paul Ahern and Family - Fenton, MI

Mrs. Mary R. (Ahern) Martin, of Waltham, died Sunday, April 14, 2019 in Care Dimensions Hospice House in Lincoln. She was 85.

Mary was born on May 11, 1933 in Arlington a daughter of the late Everett and Pauline (Zeiner) Ahern. Raised in Arlington she was a graduate of Arlington High School. She married Robert N. Martin in 1957 in Saint Agnes Church and they moved to Waltham in 1961.

Mary worked in the cafeteria for many years at Waltham High School before retiring.

She is predeceased by her husband, Robert N. Martin (Oct. 1986) and her son, Richard J. Martin; her grandson, Michael Mancuso and brothers, Everett and Alan Ahern.

Mary adored her family. She was a faithful cheerleader and always present on the sidelines of her grandchildren's games. Family vacations and outings during the summer on Cape Cod. She was a longtime member and daily communicant of Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Church.

She leaves her children, Susan M. Mancuso (Richard) of Framingham, Robert N. Martin (Debra) of Waltham, Janet M. Ray (Richard) of Cumberland, Rhode Island, Thomas J. Martin (Carla Collopy) of Belmont, Nancy M. Tomacelli (Ernest) of Holliston; her grandchildren Megan Mancuso, Danielle Martin, Robert Martin III, Justine, Christopher and Amanda Ray, Thomas and Kevin Martin, Matthew, Kayla and Joseph Tomacelli; also survived by nieces & nephews.

Family and friends will honor and remember Mary's life by gathering for calling hours at The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on SATURDAY, April 20th from 2 to 6 p.m. and again at 10 a.m. on MONDAY morning before leaving in procession to Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Church, 880 Trapelo Road, Waltham where her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Mount Feake Cemetery.

Memorials in her name may be made to Our Lady's Parish, 880 Trapelo Road, Waltham, MA 02452 or Alzheimer's Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452.

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