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“It was a gift to have known such a remarkable woman, we will never forget her. Mrs. O'Brien shone her light wherever she was, and lifted us all up...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Tanya and Christopher Carchidi

“On our summer visits to Hull to visit Pat and Paul it was a always a pleasure to see Mary on the beach or at sunset. We shall miss her cheerful...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Marie and Charlie White - Family

“Please accept my sincere condolences in the loss of your mother. I had the pleasure of having Mary on my School Council while principal at Oliver...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Wes Paul - Barto, PA - Friend

“my condolences to her respectable family, on this tragic loss, me, and my family share your sorrow, Karimeddiny. ”
4 of 15 | Posted by: hesameddin karimeddiny - Randolph, MA

“Sending prayers & condolences to all of the O´Brien family. I have many great memories of your mom in the neighborhood. Can still hear her voice and...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Meg Creedon Jones - Friend

“To all of Mary's family,John and I are very sad to hear of Mary's passing. Mary has been a "walking miracle" for 40 years! Never saw Mary without a...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: John and Dottie Sullivan - TX

“Condolences to the O'Brien family. A woman who was the salt of the earth! There will be a huge absence of Mary at the beach! ”
7 of 15 | Posted by: Nancy English

“Mary was an amazing human being and a role model. Her love of life and of her children and grandkids was inspirational. I have many fond memories...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Evelyn Perez - Fort Myers, FL

“Sending my heartfelt condolences to the entire family and dear friends of Mary. She was a constant source of joy for all in the Pemberton community....Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Ellen Murphy-Youngman - Friend

“My prayers go out to Mary´s family. She was one of the most inspirational people I have ever know. I will never forget the way she made me feel. ”
10 of 15 | Posted by: Rosemarie Antonellis - Friend

“Please accept our heart felt sympathy on the loss of your beloved Mother and Grandmother.How wonderful to have Mary as a friend , She taught us that...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Ed & Barbara Carchidi - MA

“Heartbroken to read of Mary's death; I will never forget her kindness to me and to George. An incalculable loss to her family, friends, Holy Cross...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Maura Tyrrell - Easton, MA

“One of the kindest human beings I have ever knowntruly a great loss to her dear family and many friends ”
13 of 15 | Posted by: Jean Balboni - Brewster, MA

“One of the kindest human beings I have ever knowntruly a great loss to her loving family and many friends ”
14 of 15 | Posted by: Jean Balboni - Brewster, MA

“Thank you for welcoming me and my familyto Hull with open arms. You are an amazing woman and you will be missed dearly! ”
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EASTON---Mary F. (McCann) O'Brien, 85, a resident of Easton for 52 years, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the loving wife of the late Edward P. O'Brien, MD for 40 years.

The daughter of the late William J. and Anna (Johnson) McCann, she was raised in South Boston and was a graduate of St. Augustine High School and Catherine Labouré School of Nursing. She was a dedicated registered nurse at the Carney Hospital in Dorchester where she met her husband and offered her kindness and compassion to all patients.

She was a founding member of the Holy Cross Church in Easton and an active member and volunteer. She was a community member of the Oliver Ames High School Council well into her 80s.

Her greatest joys in life were her six children, thirteen grandchildren and extended family and friends.

She treasured her lifetime of summers in Hull, enjoying long days at the beach and beautiful sunsets with family and friends.

Mary is survived by her children, William J. O'Brien, his wife Joan, and their children Siobhán, Caitlin, and Anya of Milton, Mary C. Leder, her husband Benjamin, and their children Jacob, David, Sarah, and Eli of Westwood, Kathleen M. O'Brien, Patrick Horgan, and their son Teddie of Brookline, Christopher L. O'Brien of Boston, Joseph E. O'Brien, his wife Kim, and their children Mason and Mackenzie of Bolton, and John P. O'Brien, his wife Sarah, and their children Edie, Nina, and Mirren of Dedham.

Dear sister of William McCann of South Boston, Kathleen Neal (General Richard I.) of Washington, DC and Rita White (Paul) of Hull, and the late Nancy, Leo, Sister Helen (CSJ), Paul (Patricia), Joseph (Anne), Michael (Jeanne), and Frank (Paula) and 25 loving nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. from Kane Funeral Home & Cremation Services 605 Washington Street (Rte.138) Easton, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in the Holy Cross Church, Easton, at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow in Hull Village Cemetery, Hull. Visiting hours on Monday from 4-8 p.m. We respect the decision to wear masks for those who want or may need additional protection. In lieu of flowers donations in Mary's memory may be sent to Champions Fighting Cancer Walk c/o Brockton Hospital 680 Center Street, Brockton, MA 02302 ( or to Wellspring Multi-Service Center, 814 Nantasket Ave, Hull, MA 02045 ( For directions or condolences visit