Mary Garvey
1930 - 2020
Mary P. (Danis) Garvey, 90

Uxbridge - Mary P. (Danis) Garvey, 90, passed away at Beaumont Nursing Home in Northbrough on Wed. Oct. 21, 2020.

She is survived by her 3 children; Patricia Alfano and her husband Louis of Wakefield, Michael Garvey of Lebanon, NH, and Kathleen Petkauskus of Hudson; her sister Dorothy L. Peckham of East Providence; 4 grandchildren, Elizabeth Sabatino, Tory Bartelloni, Amanda Allen and her husband Patrick, Nicole Wardwell and her husband Codie;3 great-grandchildren, Nora, Liam, and Aubrey; nephew Mark Peckham and nieces Christin Lynch and Sandra Marcks. Mary is pre-deceased by her brother-in-law William Peckham and niece Susan Catanzaro.

Born in Fall River on Feb. 22, 1930, Mary was the daughter of Henry and Mary (Clancy) Danis. She grew up in Portsmouth, RI, graduated from St. Catherine's High School, Newport, class of 1948 and in 1952 received a degree in childhood education from Elms College in Chicopee. Mary moved to Uxbridge in 1959 and taught at Taft Elementary School for 32 years retiring in 1995. To fill her time after retiring Mary volunteered at Milford Regional Hospital, was involved at the Uxbridge Town Library and enjoyed traveling, golf, bowling, and spending time with family and many friends.

Mary's funeral Mass will be held on Tues. Oct. 27 at 11:30 AM in Good Shepherd Church, 121 Linwood St., Uxbridge. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery. Calling hours will be held prior to Mass from 10-11 AM in Tancrell- Jackman Funeral Home, 35 Snowling Rd., Uxbridge. Donations in Mary's memory may be made to: Carroll Center for the Blind 770 Centre St. Newton, MA 02458 ( or UMass Diabetes Center of Excellence 333 South St. Shrewsbury, MA 01545( To leave a condolence message for her family please visit:

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Published by Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Oct. 23 to Oct. 24, 2020.
Calling hours
10:00a.m. - 11:00a.m.
Tancrell-Jackman Funeral Service
35 Snowling Rd, Uxbridge, MA 01569
Funeral Mass
Good Shepherd Church
121 Linwood St., Uxbridge, Massachusetts
Funeral services provided by:
Tancrell-Jackman Funeral Service
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Our deepest sympathy to Mary’s family. Mary was always a big part of our family; she and Gram were great friends for ever! The stories and fun times of them and the trips to the Cape and other places they visited together were great! In addition, she was a wonderful teacher . So many students that she taught and touched the hearts of; an amazing lady. I cherish the fond memories of her!
Penny Dykstra
October 26, 2020
My sincere sympathy to Mary's family....I worked at Taft School in the 80-90's and Mary was such a great lady and wonderful teacher. She always had a big smile on her face, but was very stern with the students and she had a great love for teaching. For relaxing she was out with the ladies, dinner and always enjoyed golfing. Her love of family was so important to here and she was a dedicated teacher. The world just lost a great person and heaven has gained an angel. Praying for you all in this time of grief.
Marian MacDonald
October 25, 2020
A wonderful sister that Iwill miss very much, it was hard to follow her in school etc because she was always so perfect,, We had a great growing up in Portsmouth ,lots of friends from the Weyerhaeuser gang, our dads all worked there and our moms were all friends,I have some great memories, thank god, Dottie Lou
Dottie Peckham
October 25, 2020
I have many great memories of Mary especially as colleagues. However one that brings a smile and giggles is when we visited her as a child . My mother , Margaret Halacy , had us all call her Mrs. Garvey . However being kids we decided to call her Mrs Gravy behind their backs . Little did I know that one day I would be teaching with her at Taft Elementary! AND I never called her Mary until we both were retired and going out to lunch . She was an excellent teacher and mentor when I first started there . She will be sorely missed. My deepest condolences to all of you . Sincerely, Kathy Schotanus
Kathy Schotanus
October 24, 2020