Resident of North Reading for 63 years

Published in the August 23, 2018 edition

NORTH READING — Mary S. Wellspring, 95, of North Reading passed away on August 19, 2018, at Care One Nursing Home in Wilmington after a brief illness and battle with dementia.

Mary was born in East Boston on October 6, 1922, the daughter of the late William and Mary Elizabeth (Moran) Burke. She was educated in the Medford school system. Prior to retirement, she spent her career working in the accounting department at Avco/Textron, at Transitron Electric Corp and at banks in Boston.

Mary was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, neighbor and friend who always cared for others more than herself. She loved knitting, crafts and above all, feeding anyone who came into her home, especially her grandchildren and the children in the neighborhood.

Mary was a resident of North Reading for 63 years. She was predeceased by her husband of 48 years, Robert E. Wellspring in 1996, her son Robert J. in 2010 and grandson Jamison in 1992 and her infant daughter Patricia in 1956. She was also predeceased by her brothers William, Douglas, Ernest, and Charles Burke.

She is survived by her son Richard of North Reading, Mark and his wife Toni of Methuen, daughter-in-law Arlene of Northampton; grandchildren Kathleen Wellspring and her husband Sanjiv Gupta of Northampton, Rebecca Darling and her husband Ryan of Williamsburg, Alex Wellspring of Methuen and Bryan Wellspring of Delray Beach, Fla. She also leaves her beloved great-grandchildren Griffin and Gretta Darling of Williamsburg and her sister Theresa Shannon of Medford.

The family would like to thank the staff at Care One Nursing Home for the wonderful care they provided Mary during her stay.

Calling hours will be held at Croswell Funeral Home, 19 Bow Street, North Reading on Friday, August 24 from 4 to 8 p.m. Funeral will be held from the funeral home on Saturday, August 25 at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St Theresa’s Church, 63 Winter Street (Rt. 62) in North Reading at 10:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her memory to Sawtelle Family Hospice House, 320 Haverhill St., Reading, MA 01867.