Mary V. Nourse, age 80

of Hingham

Mary V. Nourse, age 80

Mary V. (Dell) Nourse, age 80, of Hingham, formerly of Marshfield and Quincy, died peacefully, Friday, March 8, 2024, at Harbor House Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Hingham.

Mary was born in Quincy, to the late Herbert W. and A. Frances (Knight) Dell. Raised and educated in West Quincy, she was a graduate of Archbishop Williams High School, Class of 1962.

She lived in Quincy for most of her life then in West Yarmouth and Marshfield.

Later in life, Mary earned certification as a licensed practical nurse through the Lemuel Shattuck Hospital. She worked for many years at the Norwell Knoll Rehabilitation and Nursing Center and Cape Cod Rehabilitation in Mashpee.

Mary enjoyed spending time with friends and family. She was talented at knitting and started a group of knitters at the Marshfield Senior Center knitting prayer shawls that were donated to nursing homes. She loved to read and loved her cats.

Devoted mother of Michael J. Nourse of Canton, Matthew J. Nourse and his wife Lisa of Avon, Elizabeth Hatzieleftheriadis and her husband Harry of Brighton, Amy Nourse of Weymouth, David S. Nourse and his wife Lizz of Whitman, Edward F. “Ned” Nourse and his wife Cheryl of Walpole, and the late infant Philip E. Nourse.

Loving grandmother of Madison and Grace; Ryan; Anthony and Jillian; James and Mia; David, Jr. and Charlotte; Leo, Edward, and Joseph.

Dear sister of the late Herbert F. Dell, Sr. and his late wife Judith.

Memorial Visiting Hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Friday, March 22, from 4 – 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. A Memorial Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Divine Mercy Parish in Saint Mary’s Church, 95 Crescent Street, West Quincy, on Saturday, March 23, at 10 a.m. Inurnment to follow at Saint Mary’s Cemetery, West Quincy.

For those who wish, donations in Mary’s memory may be made to MSPCA-Angell, Attn: Donations, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130 or by visiting, or to the animal shelter of your choice.


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  • Mike, Matt, Liz, Amy, Dave and Ned,

    I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of Mary. I have many fun memories of her and the wonderful neighborhood we were lucky enough to grow up in. My love to you all.


  • May you rest in peace, Mary❤️

  • We will miss Mary ❤️

  • I have many fond memories of Mary, growing up together on Crescent Street, West Quincy.
    We were also classmates at St. Mary’s School. Mary is now with the angels. May she rest in peace!
    Bro. Daniel Walters, OSB, Glastonbury Abbey, Hingham, MA

  • I was in Mary’s knitting group and remember her as sweet and caring . She was devoted to her cats and to helping out at the Senior Center whenever needed. She is missed by all of us who worked with her.

    With sympathy to her family–may she rest in peace.

  • Met Mary through her her husband at the time, Rick. Never ever met another like her since who loved her children as much as she. We know God created her to watch over others. Whoever considered her as their friend, we’re blessed. No one is perfect and we all made or make mistakes and regrettable decisions which often can not be reversed.. we loved and highly respected Mary for who she was throughout her lifetime. We wish the Children of Mary’s family all the success of life as they move on hereafter. Remember, Love of Life is truly what one makes of it and we are all responsible for our own mistakes, faults and or success. Mary was a great success and overcame many difficulties thrown her way. Thank goodness for Gods will to allow others to help where such was needed.. we will truly miss her on Earth Lord, you are in for a treat.

  • So sorry to hear of Mary’s passing. I went to Saint Mary’s School from kindergarten thru 8th grade with Mary. Both our fathers worked for the City of Quincy cemetery department. My madian name was Diane Ward. It was a pleasure knowing her for many years. Rest in the arms of Jesus Mary we will meet again someday for all eternity.

  • We watched our children grow together. Laughed and cried together over many situations in life. You and your family will always be in our whole family’s memories. Rest in peace dear friend.
    The Mackey Family