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Mary R Markey

March 24, 1917 — April 27, 2022

Mary R. Markey, 105, of Bellingham, MA, and longtime former resident of Worcester, passed away peacefully on April 27, 2022, at Milford Regional Hospital. Born March 24, 1917, she was the daughter of the late James P. and Marion (Flynn) Markey.

Although Mary never married or had children, she had a wonderful circle of extended family and friends she considered her family. For the last 8 years of her life, she lived with her loving cousin Gail Wiebers and her husband Richard. Mary thought of Gail’s children Douglas Wiebers (Faith Carosi), Bradley Wiebers (Nicole) and Brittany Palmer (Chris) and grandchildren Nathan, AJ, Trey, Brandon, Natalie, and Jessica, as her own. She also leaves behind her godson Paul Johnson (Elaine) and his children Brian and Michael, of FL, cousin Judy Carlson of Holden, and special friend Claire Leonard of North Smithfield, RI. Mary will be dearly missed by her lifelong “adopted daughter” and special friend Donna Brady and her husband Richard, of Worcester. She was predeceased by her cherished cousin Ellen Arsenault and a dear friend, Jane Healey.

Mary graduated from North High School in Worcester and continued her education at Fairchild Business School. After business school, she worked for the City of Worcester in the clerk’s office for 38 years. She retired in 1980 as Head Clerk. Mary loved life and being surrounded by people, and she especially enjoyed lunches with friends, phone conversations, “Teatime,” and visits with children. When she needed rest, she could be found napping in her favorite chair. Mary was a devout Catholic who watched Mass and prayed the Rosary multiple times daily.

A period of calling hours will be held Tuesday, May 3, from 9:30-10:30 AM at the MERCADANTE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 370 Plantation St, Worcester. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, May 3 at 11:00 AM at St Joan of Arc Church, 570 Lincoln St, Worcester, with burial following in St. John’s Cemetery, Worcester.

The family suggests memorial donations to the food pantry of St. Joan of Arc by mailing a check to 570 Lincoln St with “Food Pantry” in the memo.


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Tuesday, May 3, 2022

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370 Plantation Street, Worcester, MA 01605

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Tuesday, May 3, 2022

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