Cartwright Funeral Homes


WILLIAMS, Mary Dorothy (Rooney), of Braintree, passed away peacefully on March 19, 2018, at her home, surrounded by her loving family, at the age of 64. Born in Quincy, Mary graduated from Sacred Heart High School, and then the Quincy Hospital School of Nursing. She married her best friend and the love of her life, Peter Williams, in 1974; together they shared 43 years of love and devotion. She was the beloved mother of Kathleen Ibis of Durham, NC and Jennifer (Michael Rapa) Williams-Rapa of Braintree. Devoted sister of John (Linda) Rooney of VA, Kathleen (John Kinton) Rooney of Forestdale, Patrick Rooney (Nancy) of Pembroke, and Daniel (Janice) Rooney of Weymouth. She took great joy in being “Grandma Minnie” to Gabriel and Evander Rapa. Mary’s spirit, humor, and love of a good game of Scrabble will live on in the memories of all who knew her. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a visitation period on Friday, April 6th from 8:30 – 10:00 AM in the Cartwright-Venuti Funeral Home, 845 Washington St., Braintree. A Memorial Mass will follow at 10:30 AM at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Braintree. Burial will be private. In honor of her fight for “the cure,” in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Mary’s name to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, P.O. Box 4527, New York, NY 10163.

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