Mary E. (Flaherty) Lipski

September 4th, 2012

Mary E. (Flaherty) Lipski, age 87, of Wilmington, died peacefully on September 1, 2012, at the Kaplan Hospice House in Danvers.

Mary was born and raised in South Boston, MA, she was the beloved daughter of Michael and Catherine (Sullivan) Flaherty who immigrated from Ireland in the early 1920’s and Mary was always proud of her Irish Heritage.

Mary married her sweetheart Victor Lipski at the Gate of Heavens Church in South Boston in 1951 and soon after the couple moved to Wilmington.

Mary became very active in St. Thomas of Villanova Church in Wilmington where she taught CCD for many years.  Mary also started working at the Wilmington Senior Center in 1988 and stayed active there for over 21 years before her declining health forced her to retire.  Mary was always very pleasant and friendly, greeting everyone who came through the doors of the Senior Center.

In her spare time, Mary enjoyed reading, going to the beach, and visiting yard sales with her friends, they were always sure to have a good time no matter what they were doing.

Mary loved being a wife and a mother, she was very devoted to her family and when her granddaughters were born, Mary was elated; they were a bright light in her life and she loved them dearly.  Mary will be remembered as a very kind, caring, and gentle women who will be truly missed.

Mary was the beloved wife of the late W. Victor Lipski, devoted mother of Matt Lipski and his wife Bridget of Wilmington and the late Richard Lipski, loving “Nana” of Madelyn and Paige Lipski, dear daughter of the late Michael and Catherine (Sullivan) Flaherty, sister of the late Michael Flaherty and Catherine Goreczny, sister-in-law of Elmer Goreczny of South Boston.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Friday, September 7th at 10:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 11:30 a.m.  Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.  Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, September 6th from 4-8 p.m.  Memorial donations in Mary’s name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472.


9 Entries in Guest Book for “Mary E. (Flaherty) Lipski”

  1. Jim McHugh says:

    Matt sorry to hear about your moms passing. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  2. Karen and Frank West says:

    Matt, Bridget and family-

    Karen and I are saddened by the loss of your mom. I knew her my entire life and she was always a pleasant person. I remember bioth her and your father cheering on Ricky at soccer games at the North Intermediate field. When I would see her at the Senior Center, she was always asking about my family and telling me stories about my mother from years past at the Senior Center. I think she really enjoyed her years working at the Senior Center and the people there appreciated her dedication.

    With deepest sympathy -

    Karen and Frank West

  3. Michele Bouvier Dickeson says:

    Matt, Bridget and girls: Mary was my 3rd grade Sunday School teacher @ St. Thomas and a good friend of my mother’s, Ruth Bouvier. I also knew Richard as he was in my class. In fact, his was the first wake I ever went to. Your Mom was a wonderful person, always with a smile and laugh. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Nancyne Tkachuk says:

    Sorry to hear of your mothers passing. I will always remember her in the neighborhood as such a great mom. She always made the best rootbeer floats… My thought are with you during this difficult time. With Deepest Sympathy Nancyne

  5. cathy gillis baker says:

    dear matt and family,

    i am so very sorry to hear of mary’s passing. i knew her almost all of my life and loved her dearly. i have so many memories of times spent with her and victor over the years, of wonderful holidays shared, and cherished friendship. she is now with her beloved victor and ricky, and i know she is at peace. i also know how much she loved you. she suffered great losses in her life but always remained so exceptionally kind, generous and loving; she never lost her faith. please know i am thinking of you, and if you ever need anything, just call.

  6. John Lippiello says:

    Dear Matt and Family
    I’m sorry for your loss. I’ve known Mary all my life and her son Ricky was one of my closest friends growing up. My family’s prayers go out to you and your family.
    John, Shelley, and Family

  7. Carol Cipriani Mutchler says:

    Dear Matt,
    I was sorry to learn of the passing of your mother. I remember Mary as a sweet and kind women who laughed easily and often. She had a tremendous love for God and family and had a way of making her friends feel like family too. My deepest condolences to you and your family at this difficult time.

  8. William Steed says:

    Matt wishing you strength on the passing of your mom.I have your number and will call you in the future.

  9. Barbara Collins says:

    Matt and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I am also surprised how many people mention her son Ricky, as he was also a friend of mine. I remember how hard his death was on the family, but as you mourn the loss of your Mom and Dad, you can find solace in knowing that it was you who came into their lives and brought them so much joy after tragedy. You and your family were everything to these kind, decent people, and for that you can take solace in knowing you brought her years of joy.

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