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Mary Cecelia Tierney Morse
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Birth: Apr. 26, 1925
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Dec. 5, 2010

Mary Cecelia (Tierney) Morse of East Weymouth and Naples, Fla., died peacefully Sunday night, Dec. 5, 2010, with her twin sons at either side holding her hand. Born in Dorchester, Mary was a graduate of Monsignor Ryan Memorial, where she was a soloist in the choir. She worked as an overseas telephone operator during World War II, until she met her husband the late Raymond Morse. Mary was a retired service manager for Long's Jewelers in South Shore Plaza, Mary had an eye for good jewelry and a way with customers. Her passion was cooking, as any and all who sat at her famous dining room table can attest. But it was as a mother that she excelled to each of her six grateful children, and as "Aunt Mamie" to her extended family. She also played a mean game of cribbage. Mary was the beloved wife of 60 years to the late Raymond P. Morse, retired District Fire Chief Boston Fire Dept.; the daughter of the late Edmond P.and Mary C. (Kearney) Tierney; loving mother of Paul E. and his partner Pat Phisanbut of Newton, Patricia M. "Patsy" Timberlake and her husband Thomas "Larry" of Florida, Daniel F. of Mashpee, David G. and his wife Karen of Pembroke, Dennis G. and his wife Robin of Weymouth and the late Michael Morse; sister of Elizabeth Murray of Duxbury and the late John J. Tierney. Also survived by 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. Visiting hours in the MacKinnon Funeral Home, 760 Washington St. (off Rte. 18), Whitman, Thursday 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Funeral Mass in Immaculate Conception Church, Weymouth, Friday morning at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends respectfully invited to attend. Interment Massachusetts National Cemetery at 12:45 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mary's memory to the Salesian Missions, 2 LeFevre Lane, New Rochelle, NY 10801-5710, who work for poor and abandoned youth throughout the world. For directions or to sign an online condolence, visit

Published in The Patriot Ledger on December 8, 2010 
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  Raymond P Morse (1926 - 2008)
Massachusetts National Cemetery
Barnstable County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: SECTION 45 SITE 2203
Created by: Carol Bestick
Record added: Dec 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 62688051
Mary Cecelia <i>Tierney</i> Morse
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