Mary E. (Bosworth) Houlahan, 91, of Milton passed away peacefully on April 21, 2021.
Born and raised in Milton, Mary was the daughter of the late Charles and Edna (Cote) Bosworth. She graduated from Milton High School and worked as a secretary at the Quincy Patriot Ledger before marrying and raising her family in Holbrook. She was active in all her children’s endeavors including Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, band parents’ groups and sporting activities. She was also active in the community choir and the Josepheen’s group of St. Joseph’s Church in Holbrook. She worked as a secretary in the guidance department at the Sumner Junior High School for many years. She was a volunteer for the Swim with a Special Child program and opened her home and pool to host the group for several summers. Mary was also a volunteer at the Father Peyton Center at Stonehill College. She was always interested in learning new things and took many courses at Massasoit Community College. Mary liked to travel, whether it be with family or friends on vacations or to visit her grandchildren around the country. She was also a Red Sox and Patriots fan.
In her later years she moved back to her hometown of Milton, made new friends, reconnected with old friends, and kept active by joining in on many activities and trips offered by the Council on Aging and other community organizations. She always enjoyed the band and choir concerts as well as the shows produced by drama clubs from Milton High School and Milton Academy.
Beloved wife of the late John H. Houlahan, Jr., loving mother of Ann C. Houlahan, Ellen M. Parrish, Jane E. Andrews and her late husband James, John H. Houlahan III, and Carol M. Cadigan and her husband James. Grandmother of Meridith Piazza and her husband Andy, Michael Parrish, Jason Andrews and his wife Kailee, Jessica Andrews, Mary Spencer and her husband Jamal, Taylor Davis, John IV, Charlie, Maggie and Johannah Houlahan, her bonus grandchildren James Cadigan, Jr., his wife Jennifer and the late Robert Cadigan. Great Grandmother of Annabella and Aiden Piazza, Jackson and Abbie Andrews, and Chace Cadigan. Sister of Walter E. Bosworth and his wife Judy, the late Charles B. Bosworth, Anne C. McCarthy, Ruth E. McSharry and David A. Bosworth. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and their families, and her dear friend Nancy Perry.
A Mass celebrating Mary’s life will be held at Saint Elizabeth Church, 350 Reedsdale Road, Milton, Friday April 30 at 11:30 AM. Family and friends invited. A private burial was held at Union Cemetery, Holbrook.
To watch the Mass live streamed please go to: visitationmilton.org
In lieu of flowers, donations in Mary’s memory may be made to Friends of Milton Council on Aging, 10 Walnut Street, Milton, MA 02186 or www.townofmilton.org/council-aging/pages/friends-mcoa