We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Braintree Chapel
Mary Frances Boyd, of Braintree formerly of Quincy, entered life eternal on June 25, 2022. The daughter
of Harry T. and Elizabeth C. Boyd, Mary was born in Quincy, graduated from Quincy High School, and
spent 42 years working at Pneumatic Scale Corporation.
Mary was a Eucharistic Minister at Saint Joseph’s Church in Quincy. Upon retirement in 1993, Mary
moved to Braintree and was an active member of Saint Francis of Assisi parish. She served as a lector,
Eucharistic Minister, and a member of the Bereavement Committee for many years. She attended daily
mass walking to and from every morning.
Family came first in Mary’s life. Her life has always been one of service. She was a volunteer at Carney
Hospital in Dorchester, Paideia League in Boston, worked the polls on election day and, with her brother
Bill, she helped deliver Meals on Wheels.
Mary enjoyed bowling, tennis, line dancing and ballroom dancing. She travelled throughout the United
States and Europe and enjoyed skiing in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.
Mary is the devoted sister of the late William H. Boyd, the late John A. Boyd, and the late Gertrude E.
(Boyd) Shanahan. She will be deeply missed by nephews George B. Shanahan, Jr. and his late wife
Barbara, Mark S. Shanahan and his wife Margaret, Kevin P. Shanahan and his wife Dianne and niece
Elizabeth B. Kelly and her husband Joseph Kelly, and several grand and great nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be on Saturday, July 2, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. at the Mortimer N. Peck-Russell Peck
Funeral Home, 516 Washington Street, Braintree. Funeral Mass following at 11:00 a.m. at St. Francis
Assisi Church, South Braintree Square. Burial will follow the Funeral Mass at Old North Cemetery in
In lieu of flowers, donations in Mary’s memory may be made to St. Francis of Assisi Church, 856
Washington Street, Braintree, MA 02184 or the Braintree Community Food Pantry, 14 Storrs Avenue,
Braintree, MA 02184
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