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Mary T.(Flaherty) Takesian, 91 a longtime resident of Lawrence passed away on Tuesday July 2, 2019 at Sutton Hill Center, N. Andover. Mrs. Takesian was born, raised and educated in Norwood, MA and was a graduate of Norwood High School. She has lived in Lawrence since 1961. Mary was a member of St. Patrick’s Parish, Lawrence and was also a longtime active member of the Division 8 Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians. Before retirement, she worked for many years as a bookkeeper for the Lawrence Housing Authority. Mary loved her Irish heritage. She had very close ties to Ireland and enjoyed several visits to Ireland to visit family and friends. She was very devoted to her husband and sons. She lived for her boys and enjoyed taking care of them.
Mary was predeceased by her husband, Hagop S. “Jack” Takesian and her family members include her 3 sons, David J. Takesian of Lawrence, Stephen M. Takesian of Bradford and Peter K. Takesian of Lawrence. She also leaves her sister, Loretta Hanscombe and her husband, Carl of Portland, ME and was predeceased by her brother, John Flaherty.
Family and friends are invited to visiting hours on Monday July 8, 2019 from 4pm to 7 pm at the Dewhirst & Boles Funeral Home, 80 Broadway, Methuen. Division 8 Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians will conduct a prayer service at 6:00 pm on Monday at the funeral home. A Funeral Mass will be on Tuesday July 9 at 11:00 am in St. Patrick Church, 118 S. Broadway, Lawrence, MA 01843 (family and friends are asked to please meet at the church). Burial will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, N. Andover. To leave an online condolence, please visit Mary’s tribute page at www.dewhirstbolesfuneral.com.