Obituary: Mary E. (O’Connell) Mooney, 88

by beth on March 28, 2017

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

(Obituary via Morris Funeral Home)

1 Jim Foley March 28, 2017 at 8:33 PM

I am very sad to here this news.I have many wonderful childhood memories of her kindness. All of the Mooneys were lucky to have such an awesome mom. I am so sorry for your loss. Jim Foley

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