Mary, the daughter of Joseph A. and Annie B. MacFarlane, was born on September 14, 1918 in New Bedford where she resided her entire life. She was a graduate of Holy Family High School and was a devout communicant of St. Lawrence Martyr Church. Mary retired from the New England Telephone Company as a supervisor after many years of dedicated service.
Mary was the matriarch of the MacFarlane family and was very proud of her Scottish heritage. She enjoyed traveling, following her favorite sports teams, and keeping current on local and world news. She was a member of the Telephone Company Pioneers
Mary's greatest enjoyments were the many friends and family that visited her often. She was a much loved sister, aunt, and great aunt. Mary leaves her four nieces, Anne Albino and her husband Donald of John's Creek, Georgia, Mary Ellen Gamache and her husband George of Mashpee, Janet MacFarlane of Dartmouth, and Susan MacFarlane Dawson of New Bedford; as well as her sister-in-law Mary MacFarlane of John's Creek, Georgia and her godson John Reed of San Francisco, California.
In addition to her parents, Mary was predeceased by her brothers, Joseph and William MacFarlane and William's wife, Florence.
The family wishes to express appreciation to all of Mary's friends and caregivers for their commitment, kindness, and support.
Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday at 10 AM at St. Lawrence Church. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery. Visiting hours will be on Thursday from 4-7 PM at the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St., New Bedford. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Holy Family-Holy Name School, 91 Summer Street, New Bedford, MA 02740. For directions and guestbook, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.