Mary E. (Koen) Mochen, age 77, of Pembroke, formerly of Braintree, fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, passed away, peacefully, Friday, September 3, 2021, in the comfort of her home, surrounded by her loving family. Mary was born in Cambridge, to the late Edward V. and Elizabeth V. (Olson) Koen. Raised and educated in Braintree, Mary was a graduate of Archbishop Williams High School, class of 1961. She was also a graduate of Saint Elizabeth's Hospital School of Nursing in 1964. She lived in Pembroke for five years, previously in Laconia, N.H. for fifteen years, and earlier in Braintree for most of her life. She was employed as a registered nurse for many years and worked at the Carney Hospital and later at Milton Hospital. Mary's faith permeated all aspects of her life, but most notably her family life. Her greatest joy was being a wife, mother, and grandmother. She was devoted to her friends and family, and was especially proud of her cherished grandchildren and great grandson, supporting all their many activities and accomplishments. Beloved wife for fifty-six years of Kevin J. Mochen, Chief of Operations, Boston Fire Department, Retired. Devoted mother of Kevin J. Mochen, Jr. and his wife Margaret of Ind., Patricia A. Mochen of Pembroke, Kathleen Mochen Petrie of Norwell, Ann Marie Mochen of VA, Thomas M. Mochen and his wife Robin of Norwell, Elizabeth C. Rolwes and her husband Lawrence of VA, and Daniel P. Mochen, Cmdr, U.S.C.G. and his wife Laura of VA. Loving grandmother of twenty-three grandchildren and one great grandson. One of seven siblings, Mary was the dear sister of Edward V. Koen of Calif. and Elaine R. Houde of Norwell, and was predeceased by Steven, William, Terrence, and infant Daniel Koen. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Wednesday, September 8, from 3 | 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. A funeral Mass will be celebrated in Saint Francis of Assisi Church, 856 Washington Street, Braintree, on Thursday, September 9, at 10 a.m. Interment at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne will take place on Friday, September 10, at 9:45 a.m. For those who wish, donations in Marys memory may be made to the Charitable Association of the Boston Fire Department, 115 Southampton Street, Roxbury, MA 02118 or the Arnold Hall Association, P.O. Box 528, N. Pembroke, MA 02358. You are invited to visit www.thesweeneybrothers.com
or call 617-472-6344.
Published by The Patriot Ledger on Sep. 7, 2021.