Somerville Remembering Mary Donovan

Our sincere condolences, thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Mary Donovan on her passing. Mary Donovan was a wonderful person who will be sadly missed here in Somerville and Medford.


Mary Donovan of Medford passed away on July 22nd, at the age of 82, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.
Mary was born on December 2, 1938 to Michael and Catherine Donovan of Somerville, MA. After graduating from St. Clements High, Mary worked at Davis Square Bank, where she stayed through several mergers and acquisitions, spending several years with Shawmut Bank before retiring.

In retirement, Mary spent her time traveling both nationally and across the globe, always remembering to pick up souvenirs for family members. She was especially proud of her Irish heritage, visiting family in Ireland on several occasions and always opening her home to those vising the Boston area. Mary enjoyed volunteering her time to St. Anthony’s Shrine on Arch Street in Boston where she was a Eucharistic Minister. She was an enthusiastic host of holiday family gatherings, happy to open her home to celebrate with friends and relatives. An avid Boston sports fan, you could always expect Mary to have a Red Sox or Bruins game on in the background when visiting.

Mary was predeceased by her sister Ann Sullivan and parents Michael and Catherine Donovan. She is survived by brother-in-law Peter J. Sullivan (Kingston, NH), nephew Peter M. Sullivan and wife Katya (Manchester, NH), niece Kathleen M. Sullivan and husband Jeff Renner (Derry, NH), nephew Kevin W. Sullivan (Plaistow, NH) and nephew Michael B. Sullivan and wife Sara and grandnephew Theodore J. Sullivan (Dover, NH).

Calling Hours will be held in the George L. Doherty Funeral Home, 855 Broadway (Powder House Sq.) Somerville on Thursday, July 29th from 4:00PM ~ 6:00PM. Relatives and friends invited to attend.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Clement Church, 64 Warner Street, Medford on Friday, July 30th at 10:00AM.

Services will conclude with burial at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

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