Mary C. Roche was born on March 29,1938 in Roscommon, Ireland to her mother Catherine (Grogan) Byrne and father John Byrne. Mary went home to the Lord on March 16,2021. She is preceded in death by her parents as well as her siblings her sister Bridget (Dolly) Prendegast and her brother John Byrne. Mary is survived by her adoring husband Michael, her daughter Ann Marie McElroy and her husband Mark McElroy, her daughter Mary Theresa Roche, and her son Sean Roche and Mark Massaro. Her passing is also mourned by her grandchildren; Amanda McElroy, Conor McElroy, Maddison Roche, Benjamin McElroy and John McElroy along with her sister in laws Noreen Byrne, and Rita Power and brother in law John Prendegast and many nieces, nephews, beloved cousins, and many friends.
Mary was loved by so many and meant so much to others She was an avid reader and a huge Boston sports fan, most especially for the Boston Bruins. She was an excellent seamstress and constantly utilized her talent and skills by giving to others. Even with her declining health this past year and in the midst of the pandemic she made masks for those who may need them, she knitted baby hats for newborn infants at Saint Margaret's hospital. She made christening bibs for Saint Columbkille's for upcoming baptisms. She always shared her gifts to others in a selfless manner and that is one of her lasting legacies to all of us and she did this with grace, modesty and tremendous faith.
She loved the many groups she belonged to; Court of the Our Lady of Presentation #1543 Catholic Daughters, the St. Columbkille Ladies Sodality and Allston-Brighton Cara Club. Mary was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother and we will miss her terribly. Mary's family would like to thank the medical team at Saint Elizabeth's hospital most especially Dr. Strom whom she had complete faith in.
Visiting in the Lehman Reen & McNamara Funeral home 63 Chestnut Hill Ave. (nr. Brighton Courthouse) BRIGHTON on Tuesday March 23rd from 9-10am. Followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Columbkille Church 321 Market St Brighton at 10:30am. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury.
In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Mary may be made to the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation 1001 East 101st Terrace Suite 220 Kansas City, MO 64131
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