ASHLAND – Mary D. Griffin, 95, daughter of the late George J. Griffin and Agnes (Daugherty), sister of the late William, and widow of the late John A. Schmitt, died on May 23, 2019.
Born and raised in Chicago, she earned a bachelor’s degree from Mundelein College and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.
For 25 years she was a Sister of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary and later served for many years as Associate Professor and, ultimately, Dean of that university’s Lynch School of Education at Boston College.
She is survived by her loving husband, James G. McGahay, and several cousins.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, June 1 at 9 a.m. in St. Cecilia’s Church, Esty Street in Ashland.
Interment is private.
Calling hours will be held on Friday, May 31, from 5-7 p.m. in the Matarese Funeral Home, 325 Main Street in Ashland.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Boston College Office of Development, 140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 or Sisters of Charity, BVM Office of Development, 1150 Carmel Drive, Debuque, IA 52003.