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Obituary: Mary C. (Clark) Gleason, 77

Oct 22, 2017 10:02PM ● By Theresa Gilman

Mary C. (Clark) Gleason

PELHAM, NH-- Mary C. (Clark) Gleason, 77, died peacefully on Tuesday October 17, 2017 at the Community Hospice House, in Merrimack, NH, with her loving husband and daughters Terri and Kathy at her side. She was the beloved wife of Edmund J. Gleason, Sr., who survives her.

She was born in Winthrop, MA a daughter of the late John A. and Elynor (Murphy) Clark, and was a graduate of the Immaculate Conception High School, in Revere.

For many years she worked as a Secretary for Raytheon, in the Lowell office, until illness forced her retirement in 1990. Mary was a courageous fighter, who showed strength over many years of adversity, always with a smile and positive attitude.

She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren: Matthew Darling, and his wife Jessica; Austin and Camryn Biery, and Kathryn and Tyler Brunelle; as well as her dear friend Kerry Gauthier. She was an active member of the St. Kathryn Church community, and was know for her wit, as well as her smile.

She was a loving mother of six to: Kathleen M. Biery, and her husband Todd, of Raymond, NH; Terri Brunelle, and her husband Gary, of Londonderry, NH; Patricia Darling, of Wakefield, MA; Edmund Gleason, Jr., of Pelham, NH; Jeanne Pappathan, and her husband Chris, of Pelham, NH; and Joanne Maaser, and her husband Arthur, of Nashua, NH; fifteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She also leaves her siblings: Joseph Clark, and his wife Patricia, of WInthrop; Barbara Clark, of Revere; John K. 'Jack' Clark, and his wife Eleanor, of Washington, DC; Dr. Paul Clark, and his wife Carol, of Bow, NH; and Carole Kasper, and her husband Bud, of Abu Dhabi, UAE.

ARRANGEMENTS: Family and friends are invited to pay their respects on Monday, October 23rd, from 4 until 8 pm at the DRACUT FUNERAL HOME, 2159 Lakeview Ave., Dracut. Her Funeral Mass will be offered on Tuesday October 24, at 10 am at St. Kathryn Church, 4 Dracut Road, Hudson, NH. Burial to follow at the Gibson Cemetery, in Pelham. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Home Health & Hospice Care; ATTN: Development; 7 Executive Park Drive; Merrimack, NH 03054. For directions, or to leave an online condolence, story, or message, please visit, or find us on Facebook under "Dracut Funeral Home’.
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