Mary Reardon, 96

May 3, 2021 by

Published in the May 3, 2021 edition.

SANDWICH — Mary (Jordan) Reardon passed away at the age of 96 on April 30 at the home of her daughter Arleen, surrounded by her loving family.

Mary is predeceased by her husband William (Bill) Reardon and her daughter Linda (Reardon) Gray. Mary leaves behind her daughter Arleen Mark and her husband Peter of Sandwich; her five grandchildren, John Gray and his wife Jennifer of Lowell, Michael Gray of Derry, New Hampshire, William Mark of Sandwich, Amanda Mark of Quincy, and Emily Mark of Sandwich. She also leaves behind her precious great grandchildren, Evelyn Gray and Johnny Gray. Mary was the daughter of Patrick and Margaret (Doherty) Jordan of Stoneham. She was predeceased by her sister Anna Murphy and her husband James; her brother Patrick Jordan and his wife Kathy; and her sister Kathleen (Kay) (Jordan) Byron and brother-in-law Edward Donovan. She will be missed by her sister Noreen Donovan of Reading and her brother-in-law Alex Byron of North Reading and many nieces and nephews.

Mary was married to the love of her life for 50 years. After high school, Mary worked in the Federal Reserve Bank in Boston. She stayed at home to raise her two girls and was the silent strength and support behind her husband when he started his own very successful plastics business, Plastic Compounders, Inc. of Haverhill. She was a loving wife and mother, loyal friend, and family was always her first priority. Mary worked as a traffic supervisor for the Town of Wakefield crossing children safely to and from school and retired after 25 years. Mary made many friends that became extended family. She loved to send cards for any occasion to friends and family to “let them know someone was thinking of them,” and postcards from all her trips with Bill. Mary said she came from “tough Irish stock” conquering cancer twice, heart surgery and CHF. She made the decision to move to Sandwich to be with her daughter Arleen and her family at the age of 90. Before moving from Wakefield, Mary was surprised with a 90 birthday party with over 75 guests in attendance. After moving to Sandwich, Mary kept in touch with friends and family with many hours on the phone, mailing cards for all occasions and happiest when receiving pictures and videos of her great grandchildren.

Her funeral mass will be celebrated in St. Florence Church, 47 Butler Ave., Wakefield on Thursday at 11 a.m. Visitation for relatives and friends will be held at the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., Wakefield on Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. Interment, Lindenwood Cemetery, Stoneham.

In lieu of flowers, Mary supported many organizations but the ones nearest and dearest to her heart are The Linda M. Gray Scholarship Foundation of Wakefield, The Friends of the Council on Aging in Sandwich, and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. 

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