Mary A. Hardy of Chelmsford, MA

1929 - 2021


August 22, 2021
1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.
Dolan Funeral Home


August 23, 2021
11:00 A.M.
St. John the Evangelist Church

Mary Agnes Hardy, 91, of Chelmsford, MA passed away peacefully surrounded by family Thursday morning, July 22, 2021 at Lowell General Hospital.

She was married to the late Louis E. Hardy.  Born in Ireland, she was the daughter of the late James and Ellen (Farrell) Lynch.  She came to the United States in 1949.

Mary worked at several church rectories in the Boston area before getting married.  She co-owned and operated with her husband, Emerald Isle Gift Store in Chelmsford.  Before retirement she also worked at Barr Associates in Westford, MA.  She was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church of Chelmsford, MA.  She enjoyed gardening, driving along the NH & Maine coast and spending summers at Sebago Lake, Maine.

Mary is survived by two sons, David Hardy and his wife Mary Beth of Greenland, NH, and Dennis Hardy and his companion Mary Parsons of Tewksbury, MA; a daughter, Eileen Cataldo and her husband Timothy of Albany, NY; five grandchildren, Michaela Hardy of Denver, CO, Elizabeth Hardy of Boston, MA, Christopher Hardy of Boston, MA, James Cataldo, of Colonie, NY and Megan Cataldo of Colonie, NY; and three great grandchildren. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

PLEASE WEAR A MASK to her visiting hours on Sunday, August 22, 2021 from 1 to 3 P.M.  Funeral Monday August 23, 2021 at 10AM from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 11AM at St. John the Evangelist Church in Chelmsford, MA.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in her memory to American Heart Association (  ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at

7 Condolences for Mary A. Hardy of Chelmsford, MA

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    Trina Vian


    I never met Mary, but I know she was a fantastic person and mother based on how terrific her son Dennis is and how he spoke of her. My utmost sympathies.

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    Lynn Kerr


    My heartfelt condolences to Dennis and his family. May all the wonderful memories of her be of comfort to you all.

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    Lenny Neil


    Mary was one of those people who wasn’t afraid to speak her mind.. She could always make me laugh. Her Irish brogue/accent – was distinct and never got old.

    While hanging around with Dennis – I would hear her say something and not have a clue what she said — Dennis knew exactly what she said and gave her a response while I would sit there smiling – saying to myself — What the heck did she say?? The more you sat with her the more you understood her.. even after many years of not visiting her – stopping in and saying hello – her brogue never faded.

    She will be missed.. but never forgotten, the memories will live on forever !

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    Linda Merrill


    Dennis, Dave and MaryBeth. I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom is the BEST!!!! I am grateful to have known her. she did teach us a lot for sure. Always smiling and giving.

    May you all find peace in knowing she had such a full life. May God comfort all of you during this time. My prayers are with you all!!

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    Beth Sanda Escardo


    Sending deep heartfelt condolences to the family ?

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    Joyce Perocchi


    I always loved talking with Mary. She was full of life and a pleasure to know. Sending loving thoughts and condolences to her family.

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    Auntie Irene, Andrea, Julia and Cathy


    Dennis, Dave and Eileen, we have been thinking of you all today and remembering all the wonderful times we had with your Mum and Dad in both Ireland and here in Yorkshire. They were always great fun. Sending all our love and prayers, Irene and the girls xxx

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