Condolence & Memory Journal

I am so sorry to hear of Mary's passing. We had so many good times and she made those of us who were lucky to be in her presence a joy. Deepest condolences to Marilyn and Steve.

Posted by Rena Shea - Kingston, MA - Friend   October 20, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of Mary's passing. She was so lovely and a great neighbor for many years to our Family. I am glad I had stopped by her 93rd Birthday Party. She will be missed. I hope you find comfort in all your Cherished Memories that you've made through the years.....

Posted by Tobin Family - Rockland, MA - Neighbor   October 04, 2020

My deepest condolences to Mary's family.

Posted by Caroline Umbrianna Goode - Venice, FL - Acquaintance   September 29, 2020

I'm so sorry for your loss. Mary was a wonderful person. I enjoyed waiting on her at CVS for many years. She always had a smile on her face and very friendly. My condolences to all of her family.

Posted by Dottie Murray - Rockland, MA - Acquaintance   September 29, 2020

My beloved sister, Mary. How I will miss you and your beautiful smile. I wish we could have visited more often but you were always on my mind and will always be in my heart. My husband Jack will miss talking politics with you. He laughed to see how angry you would get about the things happening. She sure was on the ball and up to date on everything. We have our mother's genes, and I pray I live the wonderful 94 years that you did. Love you so very much. Your sister, Phyllis and husband Jack Parker

Posted by Phyllis Parker - Merrimack, NH - Sister   September 28, 2020


Sorry I was unable to attend. My thought are with you all. Many memories of Aunt Mary.

Posted by Judith DiRado Barber - Hingham, MA - Family   September 28, 2020

As a latecomer to the luncheon group, I didn't know Mary well, but I do know this, she was well-loved, and will be missed.

Posted by Carolyn Parsons - North Weymouth, MA - Acquaintance   September 28, 2020

I have very fond memories of Mary as she was a regular for many years at my hair salon! She always had a smile and a good story. She was a great listener as well. My sincere condolences to all of her family. I know how much you'll miss her. RIP Mary

Posted by Kathy OKeefe - Rockland, MA - Friend   September 27, 2020

Please let me express my sympathy to the DiRado family. Although I never had the opportunity to meet Mary Rose, I have had the opportunity to meet her son Steve. Mary Rose did a great job raising a great friend. Rest in Peace Mary Rose.
Bill Shaughnessy

Posted by Bill Shaughnessy - Halifax, MA - Family Friend   September 27, 2020

Marilyn, Your mom (and dad) had an exceptional way of making everyone feel valued and special. Both made a lasting impression on me and I'll never forget them. Your mom was so full of life and love. People like her are few and far between: the salt of the earth. My sympathy goes out to you and your family.

Posted by Mary Brack - Bridgewater, MA - Friend   September 26, 2020


Mrs. DiRado was always so lovely and kind to me. Every Sunday after mass we would invariably see each other in the parking lot and she never missed an opportunity to compliment me, and say hello. She was so kind and friendly to everyone she met. I will always be grateful for how sweet she was to my Mom. May she rest in peace and may you all be comforted by knowing she is with God. My most heartfelt condolences to all of her family/

Posted by Kathleen Botelho Kawa - Whitman, MA - Friend   September 26, 2020

To know Mary was to love her. We worked together for many years and I learned quickly that she loved and respected our students and staff at Rockland High School. Her people person skills earned her the respect of all she came in contact with. They say, it takes a minute to find a special person. an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them, but an entire life to forget them. Sally and I will never forget Mary!

Posted by Scott MacKinlay - Rockland, MA - Friend   September 25, 2020

Mary was a special person in my life, having known her for more than 50 years. It was through her and Marilyn that I came to Rockland in 1972 and was given the opportunity to help establish WRPS(FM) & TV. I will be forever grateful for her confidence and trust. My sincere condolences to the entire family and many blessings!

Posted by Steve Budkiewicz - Palm Bay, FL - Family Friend   September 25, 2020

I'll miss Mary. She was a lovely lady with a great sense of humor! She loved her family and friends! So happy to have known her.

Posted by Eileen Marshall - Hanover, MA - Friend   September 25, 2020