Mary E. Small, 70, of San Diego, CA, formerly of Taunton, MA, passed away on October 31, 2022. Born August 8, 1952, she was the daughter of the late Patrick Gannon, Elizabeth and Arthur Robinson. Mary was the loving sister of Bill, Dennis, Margaret, Patrick, Kate and Patricia.
Andrew and Mary were the beloved parents of three daughters. An incredible mother and father, they will be greatly missed by Leah Lebel and Robert Meyer of Norton MA, Aundrea Small of San Diego CA, and Amanda Kolsky and husband, Will of Providence RI.
Of all the roles they played in so many people's lives they took the most pleasure in being "Mammie and Papa" to the lights of their life, their five grandchildren Nicholas, Julianne, Tyler, Liam, and Waylon. The love they poured into nurturing each of them is their true legacy.
Andrew and Mary were also loved by several nieces and nephews.
Andrew and Mary were married for over 33 years and recently retired in San Diego, CA. There was no one they would have rather spent forever with than each other. It was obvious to anyone that knew the couple that their love was one for the ages. It truly lasted a lifetime.
The couple spent their careers helping others celebrate unforgettable events by making them even more special. Andrew, a celebrated chef, could win anyone over with his infamous chicken carbonara or his Irish beef stew. Mary, an artist at heart and event planner, had the whimsy to create the most beautiful settings and displays, whether it was for a wedding, a restaurant opening, or later during her time at Target. Together they made an incredible team, creating joy through their shared passion for service.
Andrew was happiest spending his time outside, walking along the beach, working in the yard or pool, and spending time with his grandchildren. He was an avid sports fan, who loved to toss around the football with his grandchildren and watch them compete as much as he loved taking in a Patriots game. Andrew will be most remembered for his selflessness, dependability, and humor.
Mary was an extraordinary woman in every way. She made everything she did a little more special. Whether she was setting up her Christmas village for the holidays or celebrating the first day of school for her grandchildren, everything she planned had a touch of her “magic." She had the uncanny ability to make young and old believe in that magic. Mary will be most remembered for her spontaneity for life, generosity and kind heart.
Their family finds comfort in knowing the pair will be together forever.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Memorial Mass on Saturday, January 7th, at 10:00 AM in St. Ann Church, 675 N Main St, Raynham, MA 02767. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, Randolph. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made on their behalf to My Brother’s Keeper, Easton, MA.
Arrangements under the care of the Cartwright Funeral Home, 419 No. Main St., Randolph. To leave a sympathy message for the family, visit www.cartwrightfuneral.com.
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