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CALHOUN, Mary Olivia (McKnight), wife of the late William T Calhoun, and longtime resident of Holbrook MA, passed away peacefully on April 18, 2019, at the Windrose assisted living facility in Weymouth MA at the age of 87. She was born on March 31, 1932 in Barre, Vermont, to the late Howard and Mildred (Bombard) McKnight. She is survived by her siblings Francese Batchelder of Barre, VT, Donald McKnight of Barre VT, Monica Hogan of Middletown NY, and Barbara Briggs of Falmouth ME. She is predeceased by siblings Genevieve Pike, Marguerite Adams, and Howard McKnight. Mary is survived by her children, William H Calhoun of Woonsocket RI, Susan
Calhoun of Windham ME, Mary Hall of Hanson MA, Ellen Calhoun of Natick MA, Jeffrey Calhoun of Middleboro MA, and Dr. Robert Calhoun of Columbus OH. Mary left Barre to study nursing at the Massachusetts General Hospital School of
Nursing in Boston MA, becoming an RN in 1953. Many years later, while working at the former Cardinal Cushing Hospital in Brockton, she completed studies to become
a Supervising Nurse. Mary is also survived by 5 grandchildren: Paula Davis Butler of Leominster MA, David Hall of Taunton MA and Jonathan Hall of Hanson MA, Samantha and Scott Barrow of Natick MA, and one great-grandchild, Alvena Butler of Leominster MA. She was predeceased by a grandchild, Nathan Stewart. Friends and family members may attend the visiting hours on Tuesday, May 7th from 5:00 7:00 PM, followed by a Funeral Service at 7:00 PM in the Cartwright Funeral Home, 69 S Franklin St. (RT. 37), Holbrook MA 02343. Memorial donations may be made in Mary's name to the Massachusetts Senior Care Foundation, 800 South Street, Suite 280, Waltham MA 02453.

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