|Mary Margaret Coughlin|
We, the Irish, are not known for personal heart to heart, one-on-one conversation, but no one can best us when it comes to extending a helping hand to one of our own in time of need. This is where Mary Margaret excelled and shone. She was involved and active in every fundraiser around Boston for the past 35 years. She organized card games, dances, and community benefits effortlessly. She was never without her envelopes of tickets for different events. She baked bread and made tea, real Irish tea in a proper teapot! She never missed an opportunity to get people involved whether they wanted to or not. Bernard Glassman wrote “When we don’t ask, we don’t let others give. When we fear rejection, we don’t let generosity arise.” Mary Margaret adopted his philosophy and in doing so, let all give generously.
As she lived, she left, surrounded by family and friends and leaving a void and chasm that will be hard to fill. Her family would like to thank all who attended her wake and funeral; the nurses and doctors at Boston Medical Center, Keaney Funeral Home, Father Dan Finn of St Mark’s Church, Father John Mc Carthy and Sisterr Marguerite of the Irish Pastoral Center, Angela Powers, and Dermot and Cindy Quinn of Greenhills Bakery for their overwhelming generosity. To continue to list all the family and friends who showed their respect and sadness would be impossible, but the care shown by Charlene Girvids-Folen, Christine Connolly-Faherty and Seamus Quinn is unequalled. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St Mark’s Church, July 1st at 11 am for Mary Margaret.
Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a h’anam.