Mary (Barron) Partridge Age 100 of Chelmsford

1923 - 2024

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Mary (Barron) Partridge age 100 of Chelmsford, MA died Thursday, May 23, 2024 at her home.

She was married to the late Charles E. Partridge who died January 30, 2003.

Born in Lowell, MA on August 24, 1923, the daughter of the late William J. and Mary (Blott) Barron.  She was a graduate of Chelmsford High School with the class of 1941, and she attended Lowell Commercial College.

She was a home maker but volunteered for 33 years at the Old Chelmsford Garrison House.  Mary was the first coordinator for the Second Grade School Program and the Out of Town School Program at the Old Chelmsford Garrison House. She was also the Copresident of the Garrison House Guild and Secretary of the Board of Trustees of the Chelmsford Garrison House. She was President of the Middlesex Women’s Club. Mary also volunteered at the Westland Elementary School Library, Mary was once a CCD teacher at St. Mary’s Church in Chelmsford, and was involved with the PTO in Chelmsford.

Mary was a communicant of St John’s Church while growing up in North Chelmsford, MA and was currently a communicant of St. Mary’s Church in Chelmsford, MA.

Mary was an accomplished seamstress, baker, knitter, quilt maker, rug braider and made many counted cross stich pieces.

Mary is survived by four daughters and a son-in-law, Nancy Partridge of Chelmsford, MA, Mary Jane Starratt of Lowell, MA, Sarah and her husband, Steve Forman of Chelmsford, MA,  Elizabeth Partridge of Lowell, a son, Charles F. Partridge, Jr. of Chelmsford, MA, five grandchildren, Scott Gilchrist of Indiana, Stefanie (Starratt) and her husband Dennis Simmons of Nashua NH, Michael Starratt of Nashua NH, Alex Forman and his wife Faith of Westwood, MA and Marina Partridge of Lowell, MA as well several close friends. She is also survived by four great grandchildren, Stella Simmons of Nashua, NH, Logan Gilchrist of Indiana, Kade Gilchrist of Indiana and Eve Forman of Westwood, MA.

She was the mother of the late Martha Gilchrist of Chelmsford, MA.

Mary was predeceased by her sisters Monica Barron, Rita Keane and Anne Kehoe, also her brothers William (Bud) Barron and George Barron.

Mary’s family thanks the staff of Beacon Hospice for their help and compassionate care.

Funeral Notice

Mary’s funeral services were held privately at St. Mary Church in Chelmsford, MA with her burial in Fairview Cemetery in Chelmsford, MA.  Memorials may be made in Mary’s name to St. Mary Church, 25 North Rd., Chelmsford, MA 01824 or to the Chelmsford Food Pantry at Chelmsford Community Exchange, PO Box 394, Chelmsford, MA 01824 or the Old Chelmsford Garrison House, PO Box 161, Chelmsford, MA. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.

4 Condolences for Mary (Barron) Partridge Age 100 of Chelmsford

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    Adele Thumith


    Mary was a beautiful, kind and wonderful neighbor. She will be deeply missed by her neighbors.


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    Robert Siebert


    My condolences to the family. The family lived on the corner of our street and I grew up with Martha and Nancy many years ago..May Mary Rest In Peace.


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    Ann Gorski


    Although it has been many years since your mother (and father) spent fun times at your house, I remember them bot

    To One and all. It has been many years since last seeing your Mother but I have thought of her often. My husband “Hank” and I spent many happy times at your house, and Mass .Electric parties, with your Mother and Dad. I remember all of your as young children. My deepest Sympathy; they were both wonderful people. Ann Gorski


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    Vera Quinlan Gallagher


    Dear Patrdge Family,
    Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved mother and grandmother. My parents, Vera & Frrann Quinlan were great friends. I remember you mother very well. Always dependable to storm the heavens with prayers for someone in need. I hope the old ” Dancing Group ” is having a great reunion. God bless all of you
    Most sincerely,
    Vera Q. Gallagher


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