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Mary DiRado

Obituary for Mary DiRado

September 22, 2020
Rockland, Massachusetts


Mary Rose passed peacefully, on September 22nd at the age of 94. Mary was born and raised in Quincy, MA, where she met and married Victor(Vic) DiRado. They were married for nearly 60 years, at the time of Vics's passing in 2006,

Mary has lived in her Rockland home for 64 years, raising her two children, Marilyn Clawson and her husband Jim of North Andover, MA and Stephen DiRado and his wife Ann Carver, MA. Mary's greatest satisfaction came from the growth and achievements of her four grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren.

Mary was an avid and knowledgeable sports fan (Go Patriots), bowler, line dancer and although she never played golf enjoyed watching it on TV. She worked for over 20 years at the Rockland High School, retiring in 1986 as secretary to Scott MacKinlay, Principal of Rockland High School. She was friend to those she came in contact with, adding something genuine to those relationships.

She is survived by her grandchildren, Christopher and his wife Rebecca, Mark and his wife Roberta, Sara Silverberg and her husband Paul of Carver and Courtney Costa and her husband Jeffrey of Epping, NH and her great grandchildren, Lucas, Alex, Nathan, Molly DiRado, Aspen Silverberg all of Carver, Avery and Caden Costa of Epping, NH.

She is also survived by her sisters, Theresa Pasquale of Braintree, Phyllis Parker of Merrimack, NH, Anna Rao of Malden, MA and Barbara Bucchianeri of Quincy, MA and was pre-deceased by brothers Joseph Valenti of California and Carl Valenti of Centerville, MA.

The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the many caregivers that provided exceptional support and allowed Mary to stay in her home over the last several years. Her compassion and caring will be sorely missed by family and friends.

Arrangements are under the care of Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home in Rockland. Visiting hours will be Sunday, September 27 from 4:00-7:00PM. A Funeral Mass will be held at 9:00AM on Monday, September 28 at the Holy Family Church in Rockland, taking into consideration the restrictions imposed due to the Covid pandemic. Burial will follow at Blue Hill Cemetery in Braintree.

ln lieu of flowers, if you wish to make a donation in Mary's name, please choose a charity that is dear to your heart, or consider the Norwell VNA and Hospice ( 120 Longwater Drive, Norwell, MA 02061

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Holy Family Church
403 Union St.
Rockland 02370

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Rockland, MA 02370
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