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Mary E. Dahlquist

Obituary for Mary E. Dahlquist

February 28, 1930 - November 28, 2019
Reading, Massachusetts | Age 89


Mary E. Dahlquist, age 89, a longtime Reading resident, died Thursday, November 28 at the Winchester Nursing Center.

Born in Medford on February 28, 1930 she was the daughter of the late James J. and Anne (Lydon) Boyle.

Mary was raised in Everett and was a graduate of Cheverus High School in Malden. She had lived in Malden for a period of time before making her home in Reading where she resided for more than 50 years. She also loved traveling to Maine, most especially Old Orchid Beach. She loved animals, particularly her beloved dogs and cats. Mary was a devout Catholic and was a parishioner at St. Agnes Church in Reading. She will be remembered for her charitable giving as well as her kind, generous, and caring nature.

She was the beloved wife of the late Carl R. Dahlquist. She was the sister of John "Jack" Boyle and his wife Lillian of Everett, Anne L. Pelrine and her late husband John of Reading, Alice Cox and her husband Joseph of Walpole and the late James Boyle, Catherine Trunfio, Eileen Flagg, and Richard Boyle. She is also survived by countless nieces and nephews, cousins, and dear friends.

Her funeral will be held from the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., Wakefield on Tuesday at 9am followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Joseph Church, 173 Albion St., Wakefield at 10am. Interment, Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Visitation for relatives and friends at the Funeral Home on Monday from 4-7pm.

The family wishes to extend a sincere thanks to the staff of the Winchester Nursing Center for Mary's care.

In honor of Mary's charitable spirit, donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the charity of one's choice.

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McDonald Funeral Home

19 Yale Avenue
Wakefield, MA 01880
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