Mary E. (Casey) Acton, 90, Retired Home Economics Teacher

FRAMINGHAM   –  Mary E. (Casey) Acton, 90, a lifelong resident of Framingham, passed away suddenly Saturday Sept. 8, 2018 at Carmel Terrace.

She was the beloved wife of the late Michael J. Acton for 59 years until his death in 2016.

Born in Framingham, she was the daughter of the late Richard F. and Lillian E. (Kennedy) Casey.


A graduate of Framingham High School with the Class of 1946, she earned her BA at Regis College in 1950 and her Masters in Education from Boston College in 1952.

Mrs. Acton taught home economics in the Framingham Public Schools until leaving to raise her family.

Later, she enjoyed working at a variety of jobs including International Mailing Systems and at the Chino’s Company.

A lifelong parishioner of St. Bridget’s Church, she was a steady volunteer at the parish food pantry. She loved knitting, reading and gardening.

She is survived by her children: Michael J. Acton and his wife Miriam Smith of Bolton, Kate Farese and her husband Peter of Framingham and Christine M. Acton; 5 grandchildren: Riley, Lily and Grace Acton and Maggie and PJ Farese; a brother: Richard J. Casey and his wife Joya of Framingham and many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours are Thursday Sept. 13 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Boyle Bros. Funeral Home, 173 Union Avenue in Framingham.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday Sept. 14 at 10 a.m.. at St. Bridget’s Church, 830 Worcester Road.

Burial will follow in St. Stephen’s Cemetery, Fenwick Street in Framingham.

In lieu of flowers, her family suggests memorial donations be made to: the Regis Fund, c/o Regis College, 235 Wellesley St., Weston, MA. 02493.

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Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: Phone: 508-315-7176

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