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Mary (Shaughnessy) Benvie

Mary (Shaughnessy) Benvie
  • November 19, 1955 - February 5, 2017
  • Ayer, Massachusetts

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“I still can't believe your gone it's been really hard I hope your better now in heaven ”
1 of 17 | Posted by: David Bickford - Southdeerfield, MA

“Mary was a wonderful friend from elementary school through High School. My thoughts and prayers are with her family. She was a terrific person and...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: Ruth Fortini - Charleston, SC

“So very sorry to hear the news about Mary and sorry we were not able to attend the services today. You are all in our thoughts and prayers during...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Tracey Carollo - Milford, CT

“Mary, you will be missed by all your friends at ARF. I loved and adored you as a neighbor and especially as a friend. You were so very special. ...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: Bonnie Donahue - Ayer, MA

“Rest in Peace Mary. You will always be in our hearts especially when we are in Dexter Maine. You will be greatly missed. ”
5 of 17 | Posted by: Lisa, Tom, Michael, Lauren & Alyssa Lepore Family - MA

“Rest in Peace Mary in the arms of the Angels ”
6 of 17 | Posted by: Kay and Bill Spreen

“You will be missed by your Palm Bay community. All our love to your family ”
7 of 17 | Posted by: Francine Ryder - Indialantic

“So sorry for your loss Geneva. It's never easy to lose a loved one, especially so young in life. Just know that our thoughts and prayers are with you...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: Bruce Parkin - Family

“Mary was my co-worker in the funeral home in Florida. She taught me so much and had the patience of a Saint. Beside her good work ethics, I remember...Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: Laura Graham - Palm Bay, FL

“My sincere condolences to the Benvie family for the loss of their loved one, may God strengthen you all during this difficult time and may you find...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“Mom I miss you so much this hurt is nothing I have ever felt before my heart breaks so much all of the time. I miss you with all my heart and soul....Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: Denise Landry - Hanover, MA

“Rest in Peace Mary - you were a wonderful person and loving Mother to 3 beautiful daughters. You will be missed by all....Our hearts go out to your...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: John and Kim Lovetere - Tampa, FL

“Good bye my dear dear friend. There are no words to express how lost I feel. You touched so many people with your wit and caring. My deepest...Read More »
13 of 17 | Posted by: Nick & Prudi Van Wagenen - FL

“Good bye my dear dear friend. There are no words to express how lost I feel. You touched so many people with your wit and caring. My deepest...Read More »
14 of 17 | Posted by: Nick & Prudi Van Wagenen - FL

“My heart is broken over the loss of my wonderful sister-in-law. My heart aches for her daughters, siblings, grandsons and family and for Steve. Mary...Read More »
15 of 17 | Posted by: Susan Benvie - Walden, VT

“We will miss you terribly Auntie Mary. Especially our trips to Maine and girls' weekends. You always made me smile and laugh. I hope you keep an...Read More »
16 of 17 | Posted by: Cherie Killian - Westford, MA

“I love you mom and miss you so much I can't believe your gone so soon!!! You raised 3 strong girls that learned so much from you i couldnt have asked...Read More »
17 of 17 | Posted by: Kim (Landry) Cook - MA - Daughter


Mary (Shaughnessy) Benvie, of Ayer, passed away on Sunday, February 5th, at UMASS Memorial Medical Center in Worcester. She was 61 years old. Born in Brookline and raised in Needham, she was a daughter of the late Geneva (Goulette) and Ted Shaughnessy Sr. Mary was a graduate of Needham High School. She worked in the insurance business for many years. She then worked as a home health aide before working for funeral homes in Florida. Mary loved her family and was very family oriented. She was devoted to her daughters and grandchildren and her family. Mary was the family photographer. She loved taking pictures and loved spending time in Dexter Maine where the family has spent summers for over 50 years. Family was everything to her. She leaves behind her husband Steven Benvie of Ayer, her 3 daughters Denise Landry and Tony Delacono of Hanover, Geneva and her husband Jamie Bickford of South Deerfield and Kimberly and her wife Crystal Cook of Worcester. She was the sister of Susan and her husband Gordon Geary of Naples FL, Ted and his wife Marilyn Shaughnessy of Needham and Bill and his wife Ann Shaughnessy of Needham. Also survived by three grandsons Aaron Landry, David Bickford and Aiden Bickford of South Deerfield. Visiting hours will be held in the Eaton Funeral Home, 1351 Highland Ave Needham, on FRIDAY MORNING ONLY FROM 9:30 TO 11:00 AM. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. Bartholomew Church, 1180 Greendale Ave Needham on Friday, February 10th at 11:30 AM. Interment is private. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mary's name may be made to the American Lung Association, 1661 Worcester Rd #301, Framingham, MA 01701.