Mary F. Mahar – Burrillville

Mary F. Mahar – Burrillville

Mary F. (Cleary) Mahar, 93, passed away Friday, November 29, 2019.

She was the wife of the late Thomas F. Mahar Jr. for 54 years before his passing. Born in Framingham, Mass., she was a daughter of the late Albert L. and Sidulia R. (Roy) Cleary.

Mrs. Mahar was a head cook for the State of R.I. School Food Service for 19 years before retiring in 1987. She also worked as a food server for Louie’s & Murphy Caterers for many years. She was a volunteer for the Smith-Appleby House and Our Lady of Fatima Hospital. Mrs. Mahar lived in Burrillville for 16 years before moving to Webster, Mass., in 2017 to live with her daughter Barbara.

She was the mother of Barbara Zucker (Peter) of Webster, Mass., Thomas F. Mahar (late-Joan) of Smithfield, Dennis A. Mahar (Lisa) of Smithfield, Maryellen Adams (Mitchell) of Harrisville and Brian P. Mahar (partner- Kevin Poccia) of North Providence, and the late Sheila Clark (late-Donald). Mrs. Mahar is also survived by nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Her funeral will be held Thursday, December 5, 2019, at 9 a.m., from the Tucker-Quinn Funeral Chapel, 643 Putnam Ave., Route 44, Greenville, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m., in St. Michael’s Church, 80 Farnum Pike, Smithfield. Burial will be in the R.I. Veteran’s Cemetery, Exeter. Visitation is Wednesday, December 4, 2019, from 4 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Parkinson’s Research Foundation, 5969 Cattleridge Blvd., Suite 100, Sarasota, FL 34232, or Ronald McDonald House Charities of New England, 45 Gay St., Providence, RI 02905, will be appreciated.