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Mary Akins

Mary M. Akins

Friday, March 22nd, 1929 - Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020
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Mary M. Akins, formerly of Newton passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at the age of 90. Born in Boston to the late James P. and Madeline (O’Neil) Akins, she was a graduate of Our Lady Help of Christians School in Newton class of 1947. She went on to work for New England Telephone for over 40 years until her retirement in 1991. In retirement Mary spent 30 years living in West Dennis on the Cape; her favorite place to be. Mary was predeceased by her two brothers James P. Akins Jr., and Charles M. Akins as well as her nephew Thomas J. Akins. She is survived by her sister-in-law Shirley Akins of Exeter, NH, and nephews Richard M. Akins and his wife Ann of Hampton, NH and Charles M. Akins Jr. and his wife Mary Ellen of Medway. Also survived by 6 grandnieces and 2 grandnephews.

A funeral Mass will be held Friday, March 6 at 10:30AM in Our Lady Help of Christians Parish in Newton followed by interment in Calvary Cemetery in Waltham.

Mary’s family would like to acknowledge the staff and caregivers at Keystone Assisted Living in Buzzards Bay for the wonderful care they provided for the last three years, as well as the staff of Beacon Hospice.

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  • Visitation

    Friday, March 6th, 2020 | 9:00am - 10:00am
    Friday, March 6th, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am
    Burke & Blackington Funeral Home
    1479 Washington St.
    West Newton, MA 02465
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  • Service

    Friday, March 6th, 2020 | 10:30am
    Friday, March 6th, 2020 10:30am
    Our Lady Help of Christian's Parish
    573 Washington Street
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  • Interment

    Calvary Cemetery
    High Street
    WALTHAM, MA 02453
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Dee payton

Posted at 06:07pm
Thank you Mary for everything you did for us. You had the patience of a saint. I will always remember you as a reserved young woman, robust and as dutiful daughter. You were so kind to Aunt Alice. And Elizabeth. I will remember how in awe you were of Jimmy's ability to get her in a good mood. I still see your smile at the way your Uncle Bob would pronounce your name.
My last time with you was at Anthony's Pier Four. Gracious and dignified. Godspeed


Ardelle Kelley

Posted at 12:03pm
My husband & I lived two doors down from Mary in West Dennis . We appreciated her humor, directness & always willing to
give a helping hand.
We are grateful that Mary was a part of our lives for she made our neighborhood & Cape Cod a better place by her presence.
Dale & Jim Kelley

Dee payton Posted at 06:48pm

She was special. I posted my tribute. Guess it posts later. I dont know if you knew her as a young woman. Strong blonde fast on her feet hardworking. And devoted to her family.

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