She was born to her beloved parents, the late Paul and Dorothy (Cusick) Stuart and raised in Randolph, MA along with her three brothers: Paul, Thomas, and Robert. Growing up Mary volunteered at the rectory of St. Bernadette Church and as a candy striper at Carney Hospital, played a number of sports, and worked at the lunch counter at the BPM. She graduated from Randolph High School (class of ‘72), received her BS from Northeastern University and went on to earn her MBA from Western New England University. Her love of learning, faith, and community continued throughout her life.
Mary started her career working as a grant administrator with the Department of Justice in Washington, DC and with the US Army as a resource manager at Fort Devens Intelligence School. She found her professional niche in the aerospace defense industry as a contracts and pricing manager. She worked on the Stealth Bomber project during her tenure at Northrup Grumman and went on to work at Boeing until a year ago when she retired. She was never afraid to speak up and get things done the right way.
Mary Stuart married Tom Wall and they began to build their lives together. Opportunities arose and they relocated to California and started a family. Brigid arrived first and Nicole joined about 5 years later. Friends and family were so important. Their life in San Clemente was full of beach bonfires, pool parties, and softball. Their summers were filled with trips back home to Harwichport and visits with cousins from all sides of the family tree. An avid baker, Mary was master of the Whoopie Pie Cake which was the favorite of all. It was clear that Mary’s daughters meant the world to her and the amount of love she surrounded them with was always evident. More opportunities, meant another move, this time to Half Moon Bay and Mary found her stride as a mother as the girls grew. Her home was always filled with visiting family, neighbors, laughter and noise. She managed their softball teams, went on class field trips, and reminded them to make good choices on their way out the door.
Faith guided Mary every day. She spent countless hours at Our Lady of the Pillar working with the confirmation students and the confirmation program. Since retiring, she attended daily mass, and embraced her faith and the Catholic community. Her spirit lives on in her daughters, her brothers, numerous nieces and nephews, great nephews, cousins, God children and lifelong friends.
Visiting hours are Friday, January 5, 2018 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at Cartwright Funeral Home, 419 N. Main St. Randolph. A funeral mass at St. Bernadette Church, Randolph, will be held Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 10:00 AM immediately followed by burial in Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree. A rosary and celebration of life will be held at 11:00 AM on her birthday, January 27, at Our Lady of the Pillar, Half Moon Bay, CA. Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend.
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