Born Oct. 13, 1940 in Framingham, she was a daughter of the late Francis X. and Mary C. (MacNeil) Sullivan and a graduate of Framingham High School. She married Richard F. Moberg June 7, 1964 in St. Stephen’s Church, and had been a resident of Framingham for most of her life until moving to Shrewsbury in October 2011.
She started her career at Jordan Marsh then stayed at home to raise her four children. She then returned to the workplace as a department manager for over 25 years at Sears in Natick.
Mary loved her life and all the people in it. By nature, she was fun-loving, silly, and talkative and had the gift to make others laugh. Her world revolved around her family with her children and all the activities of her much loved grandchildren.
Mary was proud of her Irish heritage and enjoyed simple pleasures in life like reading a good book, tea with friends or memories made on Cape Cod in Sagamore as a child and then West Yarmouth every summer when her children were younger.
Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and related diseases in 2011, it might have changed the woman her family and friends always knew, but it never changed the mutual and unconditional love and respect they had for each other. Mary’s family offers thanks to the staff of the Coleman House Assisted Living and Skilled Unit Nursing Care for the exceptional care and compassion to their mother for the past 11 months.
In heaven Mary has achieved her eternal Easter and been rejoined with God, her husband Richard and her brother Francis X. Sullivan II.
Mary’s love lives in the hearts of her children, Christopher F. Moberg and his wife Melissa, Lauren M. DeFlumeri and her husband Brian, all of Shrewsbury, Kerry L. Dinneen and her husband Scott of Framingham, and Kate A. Moberg and her partner Michael Wodeyla of Westborough; her grandchildren, Chris, Stephen, Olivia, John and Luke DeFlumeri, Abigail and Matthew Moberg, Jameson and Declan Dinneen; and many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will honor and remember Mary’s life by gathering for calling hours Sunday, March 29, from 3-6 p.m., at Heald & Chiampa Funeral Directors ~ The Sumner House, 5 Church Road, On the Common, Shrewsbury Center, and again Monday, March 30, at 9 a.m., before leaving in procession to Saint Mary’s Church, 640 Main St., Shrewsbury, where her funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Mountain View Cemetery in Shrewsbury.
Honor Mary’s struggle with Alzheimer’s with a donation to “Turkey Trot for the Memory” (www.turkeytrotforthememory.org), in c/o Jane Lizotte, 15 Colton Ln., Shrewsbury, MA 01545. This annual Shrewsbury town tradition on Thanksgiving morning is a road race and walk to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association of MA.