Mary C. (Mangan) Mulligan, age 93

of Quincy

Mary C. (Mangan) Mulligan, age 93

Mary C. (Mangan) Mulligan, age 93, a longtime resident of Quincy, died peacefully, Monday, October 2, 2023 in the comfort of her home, surrounded by her loving family.

Mary was born in Glencar, County Kerry, Ireland, to the late Daniel and Mary (Foley) Mangan. Raised and educated there, she immigrated to the United States in 1947 at the age of seventeen, arriving in Dorchester. She lived in Quincy for over fifty-five years, previously in Weymouth for fifteen years, and earlier in Dorchester.

As a young woman, she worked as a house manager at Saint Patrick’s Rectory in Dorchester.

Mary’s passion was for her family. She proudly raised her children, set the rules, and loved her role as mother and homemaker. She also cherished being a grandmother and great grandmother, providing support, guidance and celebrating all her family’s many activities and accomplishments.

Mary was also a woman of faith and a longtime parishioner of Saint Mary’s Parish.

Beloved wife for seventy-two years of the late Joseph H. Mulligan.

Devoted mother of Maureen Penta and her husband Charles of Jupiter, Fla., Joseph E. Mulligan and his wife Linda of Braintree, Patricia Mulligan Flaherty and her husband Brian of Norwell, Kevin Mulligan and his wife Bonnie of Quincy, Anne Mulligan Mahoney and her husband Kevin of Quincy, and the late Helen A. Mulligan.

Loving grandmother of eleven and great grandmother of eight.

Mary was the last of seven siblings and is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and their families.

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Friday, October 6, from 4 – 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Divine Mercy Parish in Saint Mary’s Church, 95 Crescent Street, West Quincy, on Saturday, October 7, at 10:30 a.m. Interment to follow at Pine Hill Cemetery, West Quincy.

For those who wish, donations in Mary’s memory may be made to the charity of your choice.


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  • Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all in this hard time. Today is the Feast of St. Francis and my mother and hers were devoted to this Saint. I: will make a donation to the Franciscans in memory of your mom today. My sincere regards Anne.

  • My consoncw to Anne and her family for the loss of her mother. RIP.

  • I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. She’s were she should be, with her loving husband in heaven. RIP

  • So very sorry for your loss ANN I’m sure she’s a shining star in the heavens may you and your family fine peace.

  • Kevin and family we are so sorry for The loss of your mother. Hold on to all your memories
    Love Paul&Donna

  • Dearest Maureen, Charlie and Family, Mary’s love and devotion to family will be carried on by all she leaves behind. May only happy memories linger as you grieve. You have our deepest sympathy.

  • Aunt Mary will be greatly missed by all but she is now at rest and has joined Uncle Joe , Helen, the Leonard sisters, and those who have gone before her in eternal life with God. We have countless memories of good times together, always inclusive of laughter and song that will be forever in our hearts. God Bless Mary Mulligan – May she rest in peace.

  • So sorry for the loss of your Mother/Aunt/Grandmother/Great-Grandmother/Cousin/Friend.
    Mary was a delight every time she crossed my path, always asking for the family.
    Joe and she were a remarkable couple -what a run! 72 years and they accomplished so much together
    I love this picture of her, all dolled up-such a pretty woman
    You are all in my prayers

    When I am alone,
    God is my comforter
    When I am nothing,
    God is my everything.
    When I am sad and lonely,
    God is my song and my joy.
    When I am weak and helpless,
    God is my strength.

    Sheila L. Smyth

  • Dear Patty & family.,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I have many memories of growing up on Saunders St and spending time at your home, your Mom always made me feel welcome. May she rest in peace and may you find comfort in the memories.