Cahill, Mary E. (Sheehan), of Braintree, formerly of Milton, passed away peacefully
surrounded by her family on October 13th. Beloved wife of Gregory J. Cahill.
Devoted mother of Maureen E. Cahill of Braintree, and Gregory A. Cahill and his wife Yilu of CA.
Sister of Gertrude Williams of Melrose and the late Andrew P. Sheehan, Jr., Anne Marie
Adrien and James M. Sheehan. Also survived by her niece and her nephews.
Mary was born in Boston and grew up in Milton, MA. She was educated in the Milton
public schools and was a 1960 graduate of Notre Dame Academy in Roxbury. Mary
received her Bachelor’s degree in education at Boston State College in 1965 and was an
elementary school teacher in South Boston. She met her husband Greg, at a New Year’s
Eve party in 1963 and they married in 1966. They remained happily married for almost
54 years and had two children, a daughter Maureen and a son Gregory. Mary enjoyed
going to Cape Cod in the summer and spending winters in Naples, Florida with her
husband, where family members would come visit.
Mary loved dancing, singing, music, cooking, decorating and entertaining people in her
home. She was always the host of Thanksgiving, a holiday which she loved, where she
made the most scrumptious turkey dinners with her homemade delicious gravy.
Christmas was her other special holiday where she decorated the inside of her home
and tree in an exquisite way, that many people enjoyed.
Her Catholic faith was very important to her and she was very active in her Parish at St.
Clare’s in Braintree. Mary was a Eucharistic Minister and also a CCD teacher for 43 years.
She enjoyed volunteering with kids by organizing book fairs, selling items at the
Christmas bazars and reading to students at the Highlands School in Braintree.
Most importantly, Mary was a kind, genuine, thoughtful and caring person, who could
always be counted on as a good friend. She was generous, funny, a good listener and
was always willing to help others at a moment’s notice. She loved people, including her
friends and neighbors and she was very grateful to have met and known them all. Mary
especially loved her family and spending time with them and that gave her great joy.
Mary will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her. She gave great example
to others and she lived a good life. May God grant her eternal peace and joy.
Visiting hours at the Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home, 326 Granite Ave., Milton. Sunday
4:00 to 8:00 PM. Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions, only 25 guests are allowed in
the funeral home at a time. Masks are required and guests should bring their own pens
to sign the register book. A Private Funeral Mass will be held at St. Agatha Church,
Milton. Burial Milton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be
made to My Brother’s Keeper, P. O. Box 338, Easton, MA 02356-0338.
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