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Mary E. Mather

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Mary E. (Shaw) Mather, 61, of Halifax, passed away quietly at Jordan Hospital following a long courageous battle with ovarian cancer, July 22, 2012. She was the loving wife of John G. Mather; and is also survived by her two daughters, Karen Harvey and her husband Doug of Grafton and Lauren Mather of Halifax; and her two sons, John Mather Jr. of Pembroke and Mark E. Mather of Ashburn, Va., and his fiancee Monica Miron; five grandchildren, Christopher Motta, Evan Motta, Addisyn Harvey, Dylan Harvey and Victoria Miron. Mary was the daughter of the late William and Gertrude Shaw of Arlington; and will be greatly missed by her five sisters, Patty Feener and her husband Roland of Woburn, Susan Davis and her husband Tim of Medford, Helen Carter and her husband Tom of Milton, Barbara Tarallo and her husband Tom of Wyndham, N.H., and Judy Nickels of Milford; and her three brothers, William and his partner David of Milwaukee, Wis., Peter and his wife MaryLee of Northbridge and Edward and his wife Marsha of Walpole. She was the aunt to 24 nieces and nephews; and the great-aunt to four. Mary attended school in Arlington and graduated with a bachelor's degree from the Boston University School of Education, where she was inducted into the Pi Lambda Theta honor sorority for women in education. She taught sixth grade at the Plymouth Community Intermediate School. Mary was a parishioner of the Our Lady of the Lake Church in Halifax, where she taught CCD and Baptismal preparation. Visiting hours were held Thursday, July 26, 2012, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Shepherd Funeral Home, 216 Main St., Kingston. Her funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, July 27, 2012, at 11 a.m. at the Our Lady of the Lake Church, 580 Monponsett St., Halifax. The Rev. Thomas Griffith will officiate. Burial will follow at the Central Cemetery, Halifax. All are welcome to attend. In lieu of flowers, donations in Marys memory would be appreciated to Jordan Hospital Cancer Center, 275 Sandwich St., Plymouth, MA 02360. To offer condolences or for directions, please visit shepherdfuneralhome.com.

Published in Hailfax Plympton Reporter from July 25 to Aug. 1, 2012
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