Mary G. (McDonald) Lawlor, age 87

of Quincy

Mary G. (McDonald) Lawlor, age 87

Mary G. (McDonald) Lawlor, age 87, a longtime resident of Quincy, died peacefully, Friday, August 12, 2022 at South Shore Hospital, in the comfort of her loving family.

Mary was born in Roxbury, to the late Charles and Helen (Clancy) McDonald. She was raised and educated in Providence, R.I. where she was a graduate of Hope High School. She lived in Quincy for sixty-three years.

After raising her children, Mary worked in the office, as a computer operator, at the former Goodman Knitting Company in Brockton for fifteen years.

As a woman of faith, Mary was an active member of Saint John the Baptist Parish in Quincy for many years where she volunteered assisting with the Cub Scouts.

She enjoyed trips to the casinos with family and friends. Most of all, her greatest joy was her family, and she was especially proud of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Beloved bride and best friend for fifty-six years of the late Edward F. Lawlor, Sr.

Devoted mother of James P. Lawlor and his wife Carol L. (Bailey) Lawlor of Weymouth, Marie A. Lawlor of Quincy, and the late Edward F. Lawlor, Jr. and his surviving wife Anita M. Horne Lawlor of Bellingham.

Loving grandmother of Benjamin Lawlor and his wife Kristen of N.H., Michael Lawlor and his wife Angela of Hatboro, Penn., Rachel Lawlor of Waltham, Declan and Dillon Lawlor of Weymouth.

Loving great-grandmother of Jack, Molly Rose, Shannon, and just arrived, Claire Gianna.

One of five siblings, Mary was the dear sister of Rita Sheehan and Helen McDonald, both of R.I., and predeceased by Dolores Robideau and Annetta Moniz.

She is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, Godchildren, and in-laws

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Monday, August 15, from 4 – 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Saint John the Baptist Church, 44 School Street, Quincy, on Tuesday, August 16, at 10 a.m. Interment at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne will take place privately at a later date.

For those who wish, donations in Mary’s memory may be made to the Daughters of Mary of Nazareth, P.O Box 690789, Quincy, MA 02269.


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  • Dear Auntie Mickey you where so loved by many especially your family. You was the most kindest and most kind hearted person I’ve ever had the pleasure to be with. You are gonna be missed. Love You and RIp

  • Dear AUNT MARY ; It is with deep regret in the notification of your passing ! You were a very beautiful person and terrific aunt ! REMEMBERING all the barbeques, pool parties and social gatherings at your and Ed’s house , the meeting’s in AC when you came to NJ , all the great times we’ve shared and had together ( MOM’s CHRISTMAS PARTIES ) ! I will miss your FB BLOGS and keep you in my THOUGHTS and PRAYERS !!! May GOD keep you in the PALM of HIS HAND as you join Uncle ED in heaven !!!

  • To Marie and Family,
    So sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother. My deepest sympathy to you all. May she Rest In Peace.
    Jim Hall

  • Sorry for the loss of your Mom Jimmy.

  • Marie and family.. so much love sent to you, loved your mom as well as your dad. May peace be with you all. So much love sent. I l read and loved every blog posting daily:) you are in our thoughts and prayers . ❤️Ed and Pam Campbell

  • To the Lawlor family our deepest sympathies. We were all truely blessed to have an angel on earth in Mary. Always a smile and warm hug is how we will remember her. She made a great potato salad for all the events at Jim and Carols! She was a woman filled with sunshine and love who has left a handprint on our hearts. Rest In Peace Mary and God Bless the Lawlor family in this time of deepest sorrow.

  • Mary had a special joy, as I recall, that was never so apparent as when she was in the midst of family celebrations. Her faith in God and devotion to her beloved children and their loved ones never seemed to dim, even in the wake of tremendous losses. I will offer Mass for her this Tuesday down here in New York. My deep sympathies to Jim and Carol, Marie, Anita, Ben and Kristen, Michael and Angela, Rachel, Declan, and Dillon. May we all see Mary again when “He will wipe away every tear from our eyes” (Rev 21:4). Affectionate regards, Bishop Massa (“Jamie”)

  • Jimmy and Marie,
    So sorry to hear about your mom passing, she was loved by so many. The memories of the times you shared will bring comfort someday..

  • Marie , sorry to hear the passing of your mom and best friend, Life sometimes is hard. I am sure she was very proud of such a daughter , you were to her.

  • To Jimmy, Marie, and Anita,
    I am deeply sorry. I am praying for you and your families. I have wonderful childhood memories of your mother and the kindness she shared.
    Lisa Colletta

  • Jimmy, Carol and Marie we were saddened to hear about the loss of your mom. She was truly a special person. Always happy to see everyone. May you find peace and joy in all your memories. Love and prayers to all of you.

  • Marie,
    I have many fond memories of your Mother. What a special lady! My condolences on her passing.
    JoAnn Tinney