Profile Image
Marie Regina O'Hara
July 09, 2019


Marie Regina O’Hara, born in Medford, Mass., died at the Winchester Nursing Center on July 9, 2019. She was 92 years old. She graduated from Notre Dame Academy, Granby Street, in 1944 and from the Massachusetts College of Art in 1948. Upon graduation, she went to work for several retail stores as a commercial artist, preparing advertising copy for newspaper ads. For a brief time, she was a civilian employee of the U.S. Army at Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland. Later, she worked for New England Telephone & Telegraph and its successor companies as a customer service representative, a position she held until her retirement. She served as a Red Cross volunteer at the Chelsea Naval Hospital until its closure and then as a volunteer at Boston Children’s Hospital. She was active in the charitable work of the Pro Pavolis Club in Eastern Massachusetts. She traveled widely on four continents: up and down the Norwegian coast by mail boat, across Australia by train, to Hong Kong by ship, around the Hawaiian Islands by steamer, and up the Pacific Northwest’s Inside Passage by cruise ship. Along the way, she visited many of the world’s capitals and major art museums. At home, she enjoyed knitting, needlework, and crocheting. She was predeceased by her father, Frederick M. O’Hara; mother, Mary B. O’Hara; and sister, Lois B. O’Hara. She is survived by her brother, Frederick M. O’Hara, Jr., and his wife Linda of Oak Ridge, Tenn.; niece Laura O’Hara and husband John Pierre of Pacifica, Calif.; nephew F. Michael O’Hara, III, and his wife Elizabeth Moser of Chandler, Ariz.; nephew Eoin J. O’Hara and his wife Heidi Meyer of St. Louis Park, Minn.; nephew Keiran H. O’Hara of Ossining, N.Y.; grandnieces Veronica and Madeleine O’Hara of St. Louis Park; and grandniece Lois Vermilion “Millie” O’Hara and grandnephew Miles E. O’Hara of Chandler. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Eulalia Church, 50 Ridge St, Winchester, on Saturday, July 13 @ 10AM, with a Visitation at the church from 9-10 AM, and interment at the family plot in Oak Grove Cemetery in Medford.

Content is coming soon...
Costello Funeral Home
177 Washington Street
Winchester, MA 01890