Mary Ellen (Greaney) Higgins of Braintree, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family August 14, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Gerard F. Higgins, she was the loving mother of Edward Higgins and his wife Robin of Texas, Elizabeth Fitzgerald and her husband Stephen of N.H., Geraldine Gardner and her husband Timothy of Braintree and Kathleen DApice of Braintree; dear sister of Billy Greaney and his wife Joan of Derryloughane, Ireland, Paddy Joe Greaney and his wife Sally of Quincy, Eilish Concannon and her husband Pat of Barna, Ireland, Peggy Sheridan and her husband Tommy of Derryloughane, Ireland, and Kathleen Feeney and her husband Willie of Moycullen, Ireland; cherished grandmother of Victoria and her husband Justin Scarborough, Megan and Colin Higgins, Caitlin and Caroline Gardner, Benjamin and Abigail Fitzgerald and Adam and Celia DApice. She is survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and good friends. Mary completed secondary school in Spiddal, Ireland, and immigrated at 18 years of age, where she continued her education during evening classes at Harvard. Mary worked as a telephone operator for the New England Telephone Company for over 20 years. She spent many years caring for the children of the Eustis family as well as their estate in Milton. Mary loved volunteering at the Irish Pastoral Center. She loved spending time with her family and friends and especially loved shopping at her favorite shops. Visiting hours were Sunday, Aug. 17, 4-8 p.m. in the McDonald Keohane Funeral Home, at 809 Main Street (Rte. 18 opp. So. Shore Hospital), South Weymouth. Relatives and friends gathered in the funeral home at 8:30 a.m. Monday prior to the funeral Mass in Sacred Heart Church, Weymouth, at 9:30 a.m. Burial in Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree. Donations may be made in Marys memory to the Irish Pastoral Centre, 15 Rita Road, Dorchester, MA 02124. See www.Keohane.com for directions and online condolences or call 781-335-0045.
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McDonald Keohane Funeral Home
809 Main Street South Weymouth, MA 02190
Published in Braintree Forum from Aug. 15 to Aug. 22, 2014