Needham – Mary Louise (Allen) Herendeen, of Needham, passed away Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013. Born in Needham, she was the daughter of the late John P. Allen and Annie (Towe) Allen.
She is survived by her children, Catherine and her husband Joe Lemay of Shrewsbury, Nancy and her husband Daniel Bonoli of Quincy, and Lawrence Herendeen and his wife Paula of Franklin. Mary was the proud grandmother of Charles Lemay and his wife Danielle of Thompson, CT, Sarah Lemay of Shrewsbury, Stephanie Cole of Malden, and Christopher Cole of Franklin, and her great-granddaughter Elizabeth Rose Lemay of Thompson, CT. Mary was predeceased by her son, Allen Herendeen. She is also survived by her sisters-in-law, Barbara Allen of Needham, Lois Allen of Mansfield, and Joan Martino of Scituate, and was the loving sister of the late John Allen, Stanley Allen, Evelyn Allen, Paul Allen, Helen Allen, Robert Allen, and Patty Blum.
She was a retired switchboard operator of Glover Memorial Hospital, and a former employee of New England Telephone Company. She was a former member of the St. Joseph's Church Choir and the Wellesley Choral Society.
Her funeral Mass was held Jan. 17 at St. Joseph Church of Needham, with interment at St. Mary's Cemetery. The George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home of Needham assisted with arrangements.