Mary E. (O'Connell) Mooney

Born: Mon., Apr. 30, 1928
Died: Sat., Mar. 25, 2017

Funeral Service

Location: Private

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Morris Funeral Home
40 Main Street
Southborough,  MA  01772
508 485 4111
Mary E. (O’Connell) Mooney, 88, of Southborough, a devoted mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 25, 2017.
She was the wife of the late George A. Mooney, Jr., who passed away in 1984.
Born in Framingham, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Mary (Lamb) O’Connell.
Mary was a graduate of Hopkinton High School and an Army (WAC) veteran who served during the Korean Conflict.  While in the service she was stationed in Germany and Washington D.C., where she was assigned to the Pentagon and marched in President Eisenhower’s 1952  Inaugural Parade. Among her many interests and employments,  Mary thoroughly enjoyed her time working at the Southborough Post Office and Fay School.                                                         She was a fiercely independent woman who was of strong faith, and a kind and selfless friend to many.
She is survived by her children, Karen Bessette and her husband George of RI & FL; Kevin of Hudson; George and his wife Katie of Southborough; Susan Allington and her husband Chris of Shrewsbury; Simon of Framingham; 8 grandchildren, Michael, Brian, Richard, Sean, Jack, Mary-Kate, Hallee and Brayden; a brother Fred O’Connell of Framingham; and many nieces and nephews.
She is pre-deceased by 4 of her siblings, Charles, William and Robert O’Connell and Virginia (O’Connell) Di Bendetto.
There are no calling hours.
Funeral and burial will be private.
In lieu of  flowers, a memorial contribution can be made in her memory with a kind gesture and a simple smile, for it is that kindness that will keep her spirit alive.
 Arrangements are under the care of the Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main Street, Southborough.  To leave words of condolence to the family, please visit

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Sue Williams Wtight
   Posted Tue March 28, 2017
Dear George and Katie,
Please accept my sincerest condolences on the death of George's mom. Another Southborough matriarch has passed.

Nancy Yentile
   Posted Tue March 28, 2017
Dear Sue,
We send you our love and hold you, Chris, Mary Kate, Hallee and your family in our prayers. Your mom is now at peace and at last reunited with loved ones gone before her. Now you will grieve but soon you will find comfort, peace and joy in the happy memories of healthy times with her. May you know that she is always with you, a mother's love never dies. We are here for you whenever you need us...
Our hearts are heavy for you.
Nancy & Tom

Carolyn MacLeod
   Posted Wed March 29, 2017
So sorry to read of your mother's passing.... My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
Carolyn MacLeod/SHINE

Paul L. Sullivan
   Posted Thu March 30, 2017
Dear George and Katie and family,

Sorry for your loss. Mary was a great lady.
... Salute πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ™

Paul & Michelle Sullivan & family

Tom Boland & Family
   Posted Thu March 30, 2017
George, Karen, Susan, Everybody: Sorry to hear about your mom, She was a fine lady. I'm glad Fr. Jim was around last week to help out. Lots of Southborough memories coming back, all the way back to Jack Boland and George Mooney solving all the worlds problems with some sort of "discussion", back and forth, a long, long time ago, or even Fireman's Field Day before school started, and more and more. Mom's at peace now and together with so many "Townies" in heaven. God Bless all of you and your families

Stephen Connelly
   Posted Fri March 31, 2017
So sorry to hear that your Mom passed away. I just went through this when my Mom passed away late last year. You, Chris and the kids are in my prayers and thoughts. I know it is a difficult time but remember the good times and experiences your Mom bought to your life and those memories will always be with you

Donna Blood Ahern
   Posted Wed April 05, 2017
Dearest Karen and families,
So incredibly sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom....know you are in my prayers....many blessings to you all..xoxo

   Posted Tue May 09, 2017
Sorry to hear of your mom's passing.... I remember working with her at the post office... always a kind..sweet person. God Bless.