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November 24, 2021
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Mary Ellen (O’Brien) Reynolds, 77, of Quincy formerly of Dorchester, passed away peacefully at her home on November 24, 2021 surrounded by her loving family, after complications related to COPD.
Mary Ellen was the daughter of John O’Brien and Ellen (Sullivan) O’Brien. She is survived by Richard, her husband of 54 years. She was the devoted mother to Lynn (Reynolds) Beatrice and her husband Christopher of Rockland, Teresa Reynolds and her long-time partner Felix Figueroa of Weymouth. Sister to James O’Brien and his wife Susan of Humarock and John C. O’Brien (deceased). Aunt to James O’Brien of Humarock, Katie Bienvenue and her husband Dave of Carver, David O’Brien and his wife Andrea of Plymouth and William O’Brien of Hanson. Proud Nana to Felix Reynolds and his wife Kayla, Phillip Reynolds and his wife Tori, Emily Beatrice, Tyler Beatrice, Stephanie Beatrice and Adam Beatrice. Mary Ellen was a great aunt and had many cousins who she loved, especially her “sister”, Maureen Pezzulo.
Mary Ellen was a thoughtful and selfless woman, always putting her family first. She had so much love for her family and devoted her entire life to them. She was considered the family historian and loved to display all of their moments as evidenced by the walls of her home and her many photo albums. Mary Ellen’s second love was Christmas. She loved the spirit of the holiday, decorating with colorful Christmas trees and being around family during this special time of year. Mary Ellen enjoyed baking her specialty desserts for all family gatherings, collecting owl and elephant items, doing crosswords and search a word puzzles and playing Tetris.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Mary Ellen’s name to the Hospice of South Shore, 30 Reservoir Park Drive, Rockland, MA 02370.
Relatives and Friends are invited to attend visiting hours from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 1st at the Dennis Sweeney Funeral Home, 74 Elm Street, Quincy. A ceremony will be held at the Dennis Sweeney Funeral Home on Elm at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 2nd followed by interment at Blue Hills Cemetery in Braintree.
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