Douglas- Mary Louise “Mary Lou” (Kellett) Sughrue,92, of Caswell Ct., passed away on Tues. Sept. 14, 2021 in Buzzards Bay, peacefully surrounded by her loving family. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 57 years, James J. Sughrue Jr. in 2018.
She is survived by 2 sons, Kevin M. Sughrue and his wife Tracey of Douglas, and James J. Sughrue III of Buzzard's Bay with whom she recently lived; 3 daughters, Catherine M. Etter of Wareham, Elizabeth E. “Betty” Sneirson and her husband Robert of Brookline, and Juliana T. “Julie” Ryan and her husband Richard of Plymouth; 11 grandchildren, Triniti, Jaeley, and Lucas Sughrue, Aaron and Peter Sughrue, Alex Bergson, Dylan, Jessica, and Daniel Hillman, Matthew and Samantha Ryan; siblings, Jeremiah Kellett of Dennis, John Kellett of Fairfield, PA, Cyril Kellett of Carlsbad, CA, Rita Prevonzik of Havertown, PA, Joan Burns of Hopedale; as well as many nephews and nieces, and great nephews and nieces.
Born in Milford, MA on October 24, 1928 she was the daughter of Cyril and Therese (Kolassa) Kellett and lived in Douglas 60 years. Mary Lou graduated from St. Mary’s Catholic High school in Milford and furthered her education graduating from Framingham State College with a Bachelor’s degree in education. She was a Northbridge Teacher for the West End school in the Special Education Dept. And Kindergarten. While raising her family, she worked as a substitute teacher for all grades in Douglas and Mendon . Later she worked for Seven Hills doing respite care for the disabled.
She was a longtime member of St. Denis Church, where she taught Catechism, and she was a member and past president of their Catholic Woman’s Council. She was a holder of Holly Tree Timeshare in W. Yarmouth, served on the Town of Douglas Board of Registrars, School Building Committee, and volunteered at the Douglas Library. She was a member of Old Sturbridge Village for 56 years.Past member and secretary of clann O'Siochru .
Her funeral Mass will be held from Jackman Funeral Home, 7 Mechanic St., Douglas with a Mass on Mon. Sept. 20, 2021 in St. Denis Church, 23 Manchaug St., Douglas at 11 AM. Burial will follow in St. Denis cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home will be held on Sun. Sept. 19th from 4-7 pm. Memorial donations may be made to: Dana Farber Cancer Institute, P.O Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168. To leave a condolence message for the family please visit: www.jackmanfuneralhomes.com
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