September 07, 1938 ‒ December 17, 2007
MANSFIELD: Mary Northrup, 69, of Mansfield, died Monday morning December 17, 2007 in her home following a long illness.
She was born September 7, 1938 in Cambridge, Massachusetts to Francis and Janet (Labert) Regan, and was graduated from Cambridge High School in 1956.
On December 19, 1958 she married her dashing young sailor John E. Northrup, Jr. Mary passed away just two days shy of their 49th wedding anniversary.
Following their marriage, Mary and John settled in the Mansfield area, where she worked as a receptionist for Doctors Wiedemer, Tawse and Baddour for several years, though most of her time was spent raising her family.
As a young lady Mary was quite the athlete. She enjoyed playing on ladies softball leagues as well as golfing. Her free spirit loved to hop on the back of her husband’s motorcycle for rides.
Mary treasured the calming effect of watching her birds flutter around the three feeders she kept in her backyard.
When her illness kept her housebound, Mary valued spending time in correspondence with her friends and family in cyberspace using her computer as her link to the world outside.
She was a 20-year member of the Moose Lodge in Mansfield.
In addition to her husband, John E. Northrup, Jr., she is survived by two sons Tom Northrup, and Kyle Northrup both of Mansfield; a grandson Evan Northrup of Mansfield; two sisters Laura Desmond of Tewksbury, MA, and Janet Powell of Belmont, MA; two sisters-in-law Lou Regan of California, and Peggy Regan of Somerville, MA; a brother-in-law Salvy Lecesse of Woburn, MA, and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family, and a host of friends.
She was preceded in death by a daughter Nadine Northrup in 1986, two sisters Mabel Wright and Betty Lecesse, and two brothers Frank and Walter Regan.
Friends may call Wednesday, December 19, 2007 from 5-7 pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where a memorial service will follow at 7 pm. The Rev. Faith Proietti will officiate. Interment will be in Oak Grove Memorial Park at a later date.
Memorial contributions to MedCentral Hospice may be made at the funeral home.