Marie R. Harte, age 92

of Quincy

Marie R. Harte, age 92

Marie R. (Thornton) Harte, age 92, a lifelong resident of Quincy, died peacefully, Monday, March 18, 2024 at Hancock Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, surrounded by her loving family.

Marie was born in Quincy, to the late Patrick J. and Elizabeth (Hayes) Thornton. Raised in Quincy, she was a graduate of Notre Dame Academy in Boston, Class of 1949.

Widowed at a young age, Marie took charge and raised her young family. She was a devoted homemaker and mother and developed a special bond with her late son, Joseph. She enjoyed quilting, crocheting, and needlepoint.

She cherished her role as matriarch of her family and especially loved her grandchildren, supporting all their many activities and accomplishments.

Beloved wife of the late Vincent W. Harte.

Devoted mother of Patrick J. Harte and his wife Cheryl of Woonsocket, R.I., Marie E. Harte Sanchez and her husband Ruben of Alexandria, Va., Colleen A. Malley and her husband John of Stoughton, William J. Harte and Lynn LeCourt of Raynham, and the late Joseph P. Harte.

Loving grandmother of Patty, Abbie, Jake, Bailey, Joe, Bree, Brendan, and Samantha.

Dear sister of the late Joseph Thornton and his surviving wife Jeanne of Canton. Marie is also survived by three nephews and their families.

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Sunday, March 24, from 2 – 5 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Funeral Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Monday, March 25, at 10:30 a.m. Interment to follow at Pine Hill Cemetery, West Quincy.

For those who wish, donations in Marie’s memory may be made to Special Olympics Massachusetts, 512 Forest Street, Marlborough, MA 01752.


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  • So sorry about “Mom” she was a great lady and will be missed. I wish i didn’t live so far away, I would come

  • Dear Mrs. Harte,

    We are reaching out to you directly because we feel your presence among us, and we know you would want to hear our message personally! Yes, that’s the Marie Harte Sr. we know and adore! Your sense of humor was infectious; we couldn’t help but laugh when we were with you. No one could predict your next words, but we all knew they’d be sharp and humorous! Your visits left our home filled with laughter for days. I (Bob) have often shared your stories, and they always leave listeners with a sense of respect and affection for you.

    We extend our deepest sympathy to your family as they remember the rich life you gave them.

    We love you and are immensely thankful for the joy of having you in our lives for over two decades. Enjoy your new life now-you have certainly earned it!

  • Our condolences to all the Harte family; Mrs. Harte was a force of nature and an integral part of my childhood! She was one of a kind. Strong, independent, and a tireless advocate for her family. She faced adversity and many challenges, but still endured. May her memory be a blessing.
    Wishing you all comfort at this time.
    Gayle Tardif-Raser