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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.

Donations in Mary’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at www.StJude.org For online guestbook please visit www.BurkeFamilyFuneralHomes.com
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  • Visitation

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

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

    Location
    Calvary Cemetery
    Address
    High Street
    WALTHAM, MA 02453
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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
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