WEST BOYLSTON-Mary E. (Breen) Mulryan, 99 and 9 months, of West Boylston passed away Saturday, January 13 in the Notre Dame Care Center.
Her husband of 57 years, Michael G. Mulryan passed away in 1996. She leaves five children, Mary J. Savage of Worcester, Barbara A. Boraski and her husband, Charles of Lenox, Michael J. Mulryan and his wife Ellen of West Boylston, Dennis W. Mulryan and his wife, Theresa of West Boylston and Terrance N. Mulryan of Laconia, NH; ten grandchildren; many great grandchildren and a brother, John W. Breen of Long Island, NY. A daughter, Carol Mulryan and two sisters, Julie and Elizabeth predeceased her. She was born in Manhattan, NY daughter of Patrick and Bessie (Mulhall) Breen and has lived in West Boylston since 1958. As the story goes the Mulryans moved to town, because Mary loved to swim and the town swimming pool was her favorite spot for many years. Mary was fond of saying “swimming gives you a new lease on life” and she enjoyed this hobby well into her 80s.
"Friday" Mulryan as her family and friends called her, a nickname given to her by her husband was a guidance secretary for the West Boylston High School for many years, before retiring. She had a great love and respect for all her students and colleagues. Mary was a wise and gentle woman with a deep love for her family. She never had an unkind word for anyone and was a beautiful role model for those fortunate enough to have known her. She was a member of Our Lady of Good Counsel Church and loved painting and all crafts.
The family would like to thank the staff at Notre Dame du Lac and Notre Dame Long Term Care for their love and compassionate care over the last several years.
A Funeral will be held Wednesday, January 17 from FAY BROTHERS Funeral Home, 1 West Boylston St. with a Mass at 11am in Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 111 Worcester St. Burial will be in Mt. Vernon Cemetery. A visiting hour will be held from 9:30am to 10:30am at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Music Therapy Program at Notre Dame Long Term Care, 555 Plantation St., and Worcester, 01605.