Published January 10, 2020

MELROSE — Mary “Mae” (Hardiman) Fitzmaurice, 100, of Melrose, died December 30, 2019.

Born in Medford on May 8, 1919 to Martin and Margaret (Moriarty) Hardiman, Mary was raised in Malden and attended Malden Schools before moving to Melrose with her family in 1962.

Mary worked at the former Malden Hospital, performing EKGs. She was a nurse’s aide, working in various nursing homes throughout the area as well as providing private care to patients in their homes. Whether you knew her as Mary or Mae, you knew how much she enjoyed going to Bingo, having her hair done, having visitors at The Fitch home to join her for tea or coffee, and boasting over the achievements of her granddaughters. Mae loved listening to Danny O’Donnell, traveling to Ireland with her sisters and having the occasional visit to Foxwoods. Truly a caretaker all her life, she will be missed by her family and friends for her quick comments and loving nature.

Mary (”Mae”) was the beloved wife of the late Samuel Paul Fitzmaurice, loving mother of Mary Pat Fitzmaurice and proud grandmother of Alicia and Keira Fitzmaurice. Loving sister of Pauline Howard and James and Louise Larsen and Robert; she was predeceased by six siblings: Katherine Barstow and John, Helen Hardiman, Edward Hardiman and Marion, Virginia Hardiman, Ann Wilson and Robert, and Martin Hardiman and Elaine. Mae is survived by her dear friends, Ron Edes and Richard Westervelt, who were like sons to her. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws.

Visiting hours were held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., from on Thursday, Jan. 9. A prayer service was held at the funeral home immediately following the visiting hours. Relatives and friends were respectfully invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating blood and/or platelets with the American Red Cross. To send a message of condolence please visit