Mary E. (Koen) Mochen, age 77

of Pembroke

Mary E. (Koen) Mochen, age 77

Mary E. (Koen) Mochen, age 77, of Pembroke, formerly of Braintree, fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, passed away, peacefully, Friday, September 3, 2021, in the comfort of her home, surrounded by her loving family.

Mary was born in Cambridge, to the late Edward V. and Elizabeth V. (Olson) Koen. Raised and educated in Braintree, Mary was a graduate of Archbishop Williams High School, Class of 1961. She was also a graduate of Saint Elizabeth’s Hospital School of Nursing in 1964. She lived in Pembroke for five years, previously in Laconia, N.H. for fifteen years, and earlier in Braintree for most of her life.

She was employed as a registered nurse for many years and had worked at the Carney Hospital and later at Milton Hospital.

Mary’s faith permeated all aspects of her life, but most notably her family life. Her greatest joy was being a wife, mother, and grandmother. She was devoted to her friends and family, and was especially proud of her cherished grandchildren and great grandson, supporting all their many activities and accomplishments.

Beloved wife for fifty-six years of Kevin J. Mochen, Chief of Operations, Boston Fire Department, Retired.

Devoted mother of Kevin J. Mochen, Jr. and his wife Margaret of Ind., Patricia A. Mochen of Pembroke, Kathleen Mochen Petrie of Norwell, Ann Marie Mochen of Va., Thomas M. Mochen and his wife Robin of Norwell, Elizabeth C. Rolwes and her husband Lawrence of Va., and Daniel P. Mochen, Cmdr, U.S.C.G. and his wife Laura of Va.

Loving grandmother of twenty-three grandchildren and one great grandson.

One of seven siblings, Mary was the dear sister of Edward V. Koen of Calif. and Elaine R. Houde of Norwell, and was predeceased by Steven, William, Terrence, and infant Daniel Koen. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Wednesday, September 8, from 3 – 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Saint Francis of Assisi Church, 856 Washington Street, Braintree, on Thursday, September 9, at 10 a.m. Interment at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne will take place on Friday, September 10, at 9:45 a.m.

For those who wish, donations in Mary’s memory may be made to the Charitable Association of the Boston Fire Department, 115 Southampton Street, Roxbury, MA 02118 or the Arnold Hall Association, P.O. Box 528, N. Pembroke, MA 02358.


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  • Mary, such a dear and cherished friend, will be missed tremendously. She touched so many with her goodness, kindness, and gentleness. Her legacy will live on in her husband, Kevin, and beautiful family.
    So grateful for all the times we spent with you. You will always remain in our hearts.

  • Kevin , Kevin, Kathleen, Patty, Ann Marie, Tom, Dan &Liz…. I’m so sorry to hear about Mary… I’m sure Our lady took her straight to heaven! You know she struggled her whole life to be the best mother and wife she could be. I know you all will miss her greatly, but you have a great Intercessor in Heaven.
    Esther Keeley has kept my updated since she moved… there have been so many women in both Houston and San Antonio that have been praying for her and all of you!
    A big hug,

  • Kevin,
    Our deepest sympathy on the passing of Mary, beloved wife of many years, from this world into the next. May you and your families find peace and comfort at this time.

  • Your family has been in our thoughts, and we want you to know you have our sincere condolences.

  • Mary you and I been friends long time I will miss you always never for get you longest I live you been real good friend of mine love you very much god bless you my wonderful friend love always Maryann

  • Mary Mochen was the dearest, most beautiful friend one could ever have. I am truly blessed and so
    grateful to have known her.

  • I had the pleasure of meeting Mary in St. Louis We had just met and found a thousand things to talk about. She had a genuine love for life (and. New England). She will always be in the memory of those who knew her

  • I had the honor of meeting Mary on many occasions in St. Louis while she stayed with Liz and Larry. Mary was always a source of love and comfort to her St. Louis grandchildren while she was here and even all the way in New England through Skype and phone calls. I enjoyed very much sitting at Liz’s kitchen table talking with Mary about cooking, sewing and her faith. She was very comfortable to be with! I will miss those days but Heaven has another Saint! Peace and love to all! -Linda

  • My fondest memories of Mary will always be the fun times we had together, especially during the beginning days of Camp Mattakeesett. We had so many laughs when we went back a few years ago when we stayed at the Nutmeg Inn : you ,me and Janet in the same room and we got to relive the glory days of camp. I know you are in heaven and I would appreciate it if you would keep an eye out for John. I appreciate all the little gifts you’ve made for me over the years. All my love.

  • I never met Mary, but I heard so many beautiful stories about her from her daughter Ann Marie. I knew what a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great grand mother she was. And how she was devoted to her faith. God bless you, Mary. I know how much Ann Marie loves you, always. Lynnie Vessels

  • Your mom touched our hearts with her warm demeanor and incredibly caring heart. She made us feel like we were old friends from the minute we met her. Her memory will live on through her many kind-hearted gestures. With our deepest sympathy, Kellie & Mark