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NATICK – Mary M. (Keach) Malloy, 79, died after a brief illness on Sunday, March 22, 2020. Mary was born in Colebrook, NH to Douglas & Marilyn (Phillips) Keach.  

She was a graduate of Colebrook Academy and went on to live in Manchester, NH for several years, eventually settling in the Framingham/Ashland area.

Mary had an entrepreneurial spirit always looking for that elusive bargain at yard sales and flee markets, and in 1978 she opened her own office supply business in Maynard.

She was an avid bird watcher, enjoyed gardening, and was a true cat lover recusing many and loving them all.

In retirement she and her husband Jack of 42 years enjoyed spending their winters in Florida.

Hope, Faith and Love were never more apparent then when she was with family.

Mary is survived by her sons,  Dana Smith & his wife Elena of Glen Mills, PA, Douglas Smith of Fitchburg, and James Bacon of Worcester, her stepson Dan Malloy & his wife Patricia of Charlton, her granddaughter Alyson Smith of Fitchburg, her great-granddaughters, Avery Rose and Savannah Grace Smith of Manchester, NH, her sister Linda Nolet & her husband Bob of Manchester, NH, and her niece Shane Atkins & her husband Chris Schleyer. Besides her beloved husband Jack, she was predeceased by her sister Janet.

Family and friends will honor and remember Mary’s life by celebrating her funeral mass and interment at date to be announced.

By editor

Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.