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Mary E. Mahar, 96

November 24, 2018

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Mary Elizabeth "Betty" (Circe) Mahar, 96, of North Adams died Saturday, November 24, 2018, at Brookdale Fillmore Pond in Bennington, Vt.

She was born in North Adams on December 20, 1921, a daughter of the late Ernest and Mary Alice (King) Circe. Betty graduated from Drury High School with the class of 1939 and was employed for 28 years at the Sprague Electric Co. in North Adams as key puncher in the Data Processing Department. 

She was devoted homemaker, wife, mother and grandmother.  She was a former communicant of Notre Dame Church and later at St. Elizabeth Church, both in North Adams. She was the past president and an active member of the LeCercle Francais Club and was the only member that had two daughters who also served as president of the club. She was a member of the North Adams American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and the Sprague Electric Gold Card Club. 

Betty enjoyed knitting, sewing, crossword puzzles, quilting and traveling.

Her husband, Raymond Francis Mahar, whom she married October 26, 1941, at St. Francis Church in North Adams died August 10, 2004.

Survivors include two daughters, Ann Loraine Conroy of Adams and Judith Ann McConnell of North Adams; a son, Thomas Robert Mahar of North Adams; 16 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; several great-great grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Lorraine Ronan of North Adams.  

She was predeceased by a son, Raymond Francis Mahar Jr.; a grandson, Brent Bailey; and two brothers, William and Robert Circe.

Funeral notice: A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, November 29, 2018, at 11 a.m. at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church in North Adams. Burial will follow in the family plot in Southview Cemetery. 

Calling hours at the Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals, Central Chapel, 74 Marshall St., North Adams, Mass., are Thursday from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Memorial donations are suggested for the VNA Hospice of Bennington, VT. through the funeral home.

Recollections & Sympathy For the Family
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Judy and Ann, so sorry for your loss. My dad always said that your mother was one of the prettiest girls in the Drury class of 1939!
from: Paulette Weinon: 11-29-2018

Dear Judy ,Ann and family, My deepest sympathy in the loss of your mother. She was a very special lady. May she rest in peace.
from: Elizabeth Ralstonon: 11-28-2018

The Mahar family is in my thoughts and prayers. You will find comfort in happy memories.
from: Joan Gazzanigaon: 11-27-2018

Tommy, very sorry to hear of your loss ... thoughts are with you, my friend.
from: Bobon: 11-26-2018

My condolences to your family. I worked with Betty in data entry in the late 70s and later knew her from Hathaway Street. She was indeed a lovely lady.
from: Anne Gueston: 11-26-2018

Dear Judy, Ann & families, I’m so very sorry for your loss. I knew your mom to be a sweet & stylish lady, which you two sure carry on...God Bless.
from: Diane Parsonson: 11-26-2018

Judy, and family, sorry to see your Mom has passed. She was a lovely woman. My deepest sympathy.
from: Pat Littleon: 11-26-2018

So sorry to hear of your mom's passing.
from: Mary Ellen Morrisseyon: 11-26-2018

Ann, Judy and Tom, The legacy Aunt Betty has left on our family is unmatched by any words that can be written. May you find peace and comfort as you remember your Mother. Sending you love, hugs and healing prayers
from: Mary Circeon: 11-26-2018

Dear Ann and Judy, Please accept my sincere sympathy for the loss of your mother. She was a beautiful, kind and caring person. May you and your family find comfort in knowing that she is now at peace.
Pat Clairmont
from: patricia clairmonton: 11-26-2018

Tom and family, Sorry to read of your mom's passing. My thoughts are with all of you.
from: Bet Azaron: 11-26-2018

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