Mary M. McNamee
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Mary Margaret (Hayes) McNamee died March 8, 2017 at the Sippican Health Care Center, Marion, after a long illness at the age of 93. She was a resident of Norwood and Wareham. She was born in Norwood where she attended St. Catherines School, Class of 1938 and Norwood High School, Class of 1941. Mary was an active member of St. Catherines Sodality for 70 years. She was a member of St. Catherines Drum and Bugle Corps. Mary also served on the Committee for the 75 th Anniversary of St. Catherines of Sienna Church. In 1953 she married Francis McNamee and lived in Norwood and summered in Wareham. Mary was a member of the Tobey Hospital Guild and the Wareham Historical Society. In the 1970s she started an antiques business with her only son Francis. They had shops in Wareham, Nantucket and finally in Marion. The Wicker Porch became the Marion Antique Shop grew into one of the largest and most successful antique businesses in New England. They also started Marion Antique Auction Company. Mary was still working up to the age of 90. She is survived by her son Frank McNamee, Jr. and his wife Diane of Marion. She was predeceased by her twin sister Margaret Mary Hayes, her brother John Hayes and her beloved husband Francis H. McNamee, Sr. Her funeral will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 11, 2017 from the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Hwy., Wareham, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. in St. Patricks Church, 82 High St., Wareham. Visiting hours are from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, March 10, 2017 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in her memory to: St. Patricks Church, 82 High Street, Wareham, MA 02571, Tobey Hospital Guild, c/o Tobey Hospital, 43 High Street, Wareham, MA 02571 or Wareham Historical Society, P.O. Box 211, Wareham, MA 02558.

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Published in The Sentinel - Marion from Mar. 9 to Mar. 23, 2017.
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April 27, 2017
To the family and friends of Mrs. Mary M. McNamee. I'm so very sorry for the loss of your loved one, but know that you can depend on God in times like these. I've found these verses to be of comfort at Psalms the 62nd chapter the 7th and 8th verse.
March 21, 2017
May the God of all comfort be with you during this difficult time
March 19, 2017
My deepest condolences. Death of a loved one is never an easy thing to go through. Just remember you are not alone. Isaiah 61: 2 "...To comfort all who mourn"
March 19, 2017
May the God of all comfort be with you during this difficult time
March 16, 2017
How can words truly bring comfort when such a special person has passed? Please know that your family is in the thoughts and prayers of many others who share a similar grief. And may the hope found at John 6:40 bring you a measure of comfort in the days ahead.Our heartfelt sympathy
March 10, 2017
Diane and Frank I am so sorry to hear of your loss,I hope a lifetime of memories will help you through this difficult time, sincerely Paula and Rick Creighton
March 9, 2017
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