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Mary A. Mayer

January 9, 2024

Mary Mayer Obituary

Mary Ann Mayer, affectionately known as Mary to her friends and family, passed away peacefully on January 9, 2024, at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth. Born in the heart of Boston, MA, Mary's life was a tapestry of love, laughter, and generosity that touched everyone she knew.

A lifelong Bostonian, Mary was the cherished daughter of the late Antonio and Maria Sera, raised in the vibrant Hyde Park neighborhood. Her early education in the Boston Schools laid the foundation for the intelligent and witty woman she would become. Mary was a devoted wife to the late Paul L. Mayer, and together they built a life filled with joy and compassion.

Mary's role as a mother and grandmother was one she embraced with all her heart. She was the loving mother of Carol Voss and her husband Timothy of E. Bridgewater, who will forever cherish the lessons of kindness and humor she imparted. Her spirit will live on through her grandchildren, Dylan Von Voss and Sarah Voss, who were the light of her life.

Her laughter and love extended to her siblings, Joseph Sera of Norfolk, Anthony Sera of Arizona, Connie Mancini, and Carmella Fountain, both of N.C. Mary was predeceased by her brothers Harry, James, Salvatore, Peter, John, and Paul Sera, and her sisters Evelyn Zwarts and Rose Webb. Each relationship was unique and special, contributing to the rich legacy she leaves behind. She was also survived by many nieces and nephews. 

Professionally, Mary spent several years working at L.E. Mason in Hyde Park, where she was known for her dedication and warm-hearted nature. Her colleagues remember her as someone who brought joy and a sense of family to the workplace.

Mary's interests and hobbies were a reflection of her engaging personality. She was an avid player of bingo and rummy, reveling in the camaraderie and friendly competition of the games. Her sense of humor shined brightly while watching Saturday Night Live, laughing along with sketches that echoed her own sharp wit. She also never missed an episode of General Hospital.

The E. Bridgewater Senior Center was one of Mary's favorite places to spend time. Here, she was not just a member but a vibrant part of the community, always ready to lend a hand or share a joke. Her presence at the center will be deeply missed by her friends and the staff alike. Mary played bingo weekly at the Knights of Columbus in Whitman and Saint Ann’s in West Bridgewater. Mostly with her late friend Lois. They always had a blast they would go 3 hours early to get the best seats and get Chinese food after if one of them hit. 


Mary's life can best be described by the words loving, funny, and generous. She had an innate ability to light up a room with her presence and leave a lasting impression on anyone she met. Her laughter was infectious, her generosity knew no bounds, and her love for her family was the cornerstone of her existence.

As we say goodbye to Mary Mayer, we celebrate a life lived to the fullest. Her impact on the world was as profound as the love she shared freely. She has left us with a treasure trove of memories that will continue to inspire and comfort us.

In her passing, Mary leaves behind a legacy of love that will be carried on through the stories told by her family and the countless lives she touched. Her spirit, a beacon of joy and kindness, will forever guide those who were fortunate enough to know her.

Mary's life story is one of unwavering love, infectious laughter, and boundless generosity. As we reflect on her journey, we are reminded of the beauty and resilience of the human spirit. Mary  Mayer will be dearly missed, but her legacy will live on in the hearts of all who loved her.

Visiting hours at the Dockray & Thomas Funeral Home 455 Washington St. Canton Sunday 4:00 to 7:00 pm.   Funeral Service at the Funeral Home Monday morning at 11:00 am followed by burial at Knollwood Memorial Park in Canton.    

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