Mary E. Sughrue, 78, of NYC, died peacefully on February 20. Mary was from a family of five children raised in Milton, Mass. She is survived by her loving brothers, Rev. Paul Sughrue, of Acton, Mass. and Peter Sughrue of Bridgehampton, NY, and by her adoring sister, Ginny Crowley of Kennebunk, Me. She was predeceased by her brother, Steven. “Aunt Mimi”, as she was known to many, is also survived by eight nieces and nephews, and sixteen grand nieces and grand nephews. Mary was loved by all for her constant support, her great generosity, and her eternal optimism. She relished her role of being a loving aunt and a dear friend to all.
Mary graduated from Simmons College in 1957. She spent ten years employed at Harvard Business School, before venturing to New York City. There she worked at the Frick Museum and for the Rockefeller family, before becoming involved in public policy under the umbrella of New York State. Mary spent over 25 years working as a Special Assistant in the office of NYS Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. In her retirement, Mary was a devotee of the Metropolitan Opera and a member of the Harvard Club of NY.
Mary’s Funeral Mass will be celebrated by her brother at St Elizabeth Church in Milton, Mass, on Wednesday, February 25 at 11 a.m. Calling hours will be Tuesday, February 24, 4 to 7 p.m. at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, Dorchester Lower Mills. In lieu of flowers, donations on Mary’s behalf may be made to St Vincent Ferrer Church, 869 Lexington Avenue, NYC, NY, 10069 or to the Kennedy Child Study Center, 151 East 67 St. NYC, NY 10065