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Obituary for Mary T. Borstell

August 17, 1925 - March 4, 2017
Wakefield, Massachusetts | Age 91

Beloved Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother


Mary T. Borstell, 91, of Wakefield died on Saturday, March 4 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital

Born in Boston on August 17, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Robert J. and Mary J. (Lynch) Farquharson

Mrs. Borstell was a graduate of St. Patrick Parochial School in Roxbury. She had been a Wakefield resident in 1960 and was a former member of St. Joseph Parish in Wakefield. Mrs. Borstell was a retired receptionist for the former Crest Buick in Woburn. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, knitting and reading.

Mrs. Borstell was the wife of the late George R. Borstell. She is survived by her two daughters; Janet Larivee of Arlington and Joanne Borstell of Lexington, her son George "Jeff" Borstell of Andover, her three grandchildren; Laurel Yonika, Brooke Borstell and Jeffrey Borstell. Also, her two great grandchildren; Noah Grucyz and Grace Borstell-Koratkin . She was the sister of Dorothy Farquharson of Dorchester and her brother Donald Farquharson of Bridgewater. Mrs. Borstell was predeceased by her grandson Matthew Yonika, her sister Agnes J. Smith and her two brothers Robert Farquharson and Joseph Farquharson.

Her Funeral will be held from the McDonald Funeral Home 19 Yale Ave. Wakefield Monday at 9am followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Patrick Church, 71 Central St. Stoneham at 10:00. Visitation for relatives and friends will be held at the Funeral Home Sunday 1-3pm. Interment will be at Forest Glade Cemetery in Wakefield.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Pl. Memphis, TN 38105.

Suggested Memorial Donations

  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
    501 St. Jude Pl.
    Memphis, TN 38105

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Wakefield, MA 01880
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