George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home
477 Washington Street
Wellesley, MA
GUARENTE, Mary Louise Of Wellesley, MA, and formerly of Weston, MA, passed away peacefully on November 22, 2021, at home, surrounded by the love of her devoted family. Mary was the oldest of nine children, of the late Dennis and Margaret Callahan, and was born and raised in Arlington, MA. She is predeceased by her loving husband of 56 years, William E. Guarente; beloved mother of daughter Ann Hunter and husband William Hunter of Sudbury, MA, and their daughter Mary; son Mark Guarente and wife Mary Guarente of Wellesley, MA, and their children Meg, Kristin, Lauren, Sarah and William; Elizabeth and her husband Owen Dugan of Wellesley, MA, and their four children Katherine, Caroline, Owen and Liam; and grandchildren Connor, Dylan and Riley Cummings; son Brian Guarente of Natick, MA, Thomas and his wife Andrea Guarente of Natick, MA, and their son Ben and daughter Lisa and her husband Scott Hilinski, and their children Scott, John, Callie and Isabelle; and sister of Margaret Callahan, Noreen Cronin, Denis Callahan, Kathleen Grannan, Christine Shanley, and the late Ann Tibbetts, Eileen Perini and John Callahan. Mary dedicated her life to raising her family. She was truly loved by all. She welcomed friends and family to share her gift of fine cooking and entertaining. Her greatest joy was time spent with family and grandchildren. Mary enjoyed sharing her passion for travel and sport with her family, including skiing, golf, tennis and hiking. She was also a gifted painter and an avid reader. Mary's family would like to extend their appreciation to the aides and staff of Embrace, for the care and compassion shown to her and her family, for the past 18 months. Family and friends are invited to the Visitation, at the George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home, 477 Washington St., (Rt.16), WELLESLEY, MA, on Sunday, November 28 from 3:00-6:00PM.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Julia's Church, 374 Boston Post Rd., Weston, MA, on Monday, November 29 at 10:00AM. Burial will follow at Linwood Cemetery, Weston, MA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Spinal Cord Injury Association, (, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and the Jimmy Fund, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168. Online guestbook at George F. Doherty & Sons Wellesley 781-235-4100

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George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home
477 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA
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374 Boston Post Rd, Weston, MA
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Thinking of you and sending all my love. Best , Christina
Christina Kepple
November 29, 2021
To the Guarente family, My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Your Mother was a beautiful women and the cornerstone of your family - I'm sure she will be missed. I'll never forget the picture I took on Patriots' Day 1984 of your Mom finishing the Boston Marathon with Beth. Blessings, Michele
Michele Sweeney
November 28, 2021
Always enjoyed Mary´s company. My sincere condolences for your loss.
Daniel Reynolds
November 28, 2021
Ann, Mark, Beth, Tommy, Brian, Lisa and your partners all....we mourn with you over the huge loss of your very special mother, Mary. What a lovely and loving woman she was, and full of fun and games and great food! So many memories of Waterville Valley and Black Oak Road gatherings fill me with smiles as I remember classes we took together ...pleasures of all kinds..your many beautiful weddings that we celebrated with you and your parents....years of friendship we'll never forget. We wish you much strength as you navigate these final days of mourning. We send lots of love to all of you. Audrey and Harris
Audrey Kaplan Yett and Harris Yett
November 27, 2021
My deep condolences on your loss. Mary was such a lovely woman. She was kind, warm, and had a nice sense of humor. I enjoyed having her as a neighbor and friend at Highland Meadows.
Amy Gerson
November 25, 2021
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