Mary Qualter

  • Born: July 29, 1922
  • Died: June 8, 2018
  • Location: Hanover, Massachusetts

Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home

135 Union Street
Rockland, MA 02370
Tel. (781) 878-1775

Tribute & Message From The Family

Mary Regina (Gaffney) Qualter 95 of Hanover passed from this life on June 8, 2018 while recuperating at Wingate Skilled Nursing Facility in Kingston. She was born on July 29, 1922 in Philadelphia PA to the late Francis and Sarah (Bright) Gaffney.  She was educated in Philadelphia and was the loving wife of the late Timothy J Qualter Sr.

Mrs. Qualter retired as a clerk for the US Postal Service in Boston.  She then worked as a cafeteria worker in the Rockland School system.  She enjoyed family cook-outs and family holiday celebrations.  A Rockland resident for 40 years and a communicant and Eucharistic minister at Holy Family Church in Rockland before moving to Hanover in 2008.

She was the last surviving of 13 siblings.  She was the loving mother of Timothy J Qualter Jr of Hanson, Marianne (Qualter) Alfieri of Augusta ME and James F Qualter of Leland NC.  She will be dearly missed by her 6 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews in the Philadelphia area.
The Qualter family invites friends and loved ones to celebrate Mary's life on Friday June 15,2018 from 4:00-7:00 PM in The Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home, 135 Union St. Rockland MA 02370. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday June16, 2018 at 9:00 AM in the Holy Family Church in Rockland. For directions or additional information, please visit


Condolence & Memory Journal

mary was a super nice person i live in the same building she lived in God bless

Posted by daniel deaton - Hanover, MA   June 25, 2018

As you remember your love one, may your treasured memories continue to bring you peace, comfort, and strength to endure.

Posted by A friend   June 24, 2018

Best Aunt ever. We will miss your smile and your kindness and your wicked sense of humor!

Posted by Pat Foley - Family   June 15, 2018

To all of Mary's families; we are very, deeply saddened by Mary's passing as we fondly remember sharing good times with her at many family celebrations. We truly share your grief.

Posted by Barbara & Richard Natale - Pembroke, MA   June 15, 2018

To the Qualter Family, We are so sorry to hear of Mary's passing. She was our wonderful next-door neighbor for over 40 years. She watched my children grow up, my grandchildren grow up and was there when we needed her. When my husband was sick, she brought him Communion every week. We enjoyed her visits. We've missed her since she moved 8years ago. God rest your soul, Mary. You are a wonderful lady. Love "The Berkeley's"

Posted by Patricia Berkeley - Rockland, MA - Neighbor   June 12, 2018

Tim and family:
We are so saddened to hear about your mom's/grandmom's/great grandmom's passing...please accept our heartfelt condolences for your loss...Rest In Peace beautiful lady. Love and hugs to all of you...Malcolm and Jean Perkins

Posted by jean perkins - Winchester, NH - Family   June 12, 2018


To the Qualter Family
I worked with Mary at the cafeteria. What a wonderful woman i will miss her. I'll never forget her sense of humor , her smile, and her sweetness. God bless
Gail Dearth

Posted by gail dearth - rockland, MA - Friend   June 12, 2018

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