January 17, 1957 - February 7, 2021
On Sunday, February 7, Mary Claire Bresnahan, loving daughter, sister, and friend, passed away at the age of 64. Mary was born on January 17, 1957 to Agnes Scanlan and John C. Bresnahan of Lawrence Mass. Mary was the sixth child in a family of twelve brothers and sisters. She attended North Parish Church and was an active member in her church and community. Mary had a gusto for life and was a lifelong learner, reading, taking Spanish lessons, and participating in book clubs and Zumba classes. She was an activist, recently working with her church to send over 7,000 handwritten letters mobilizing voters. Mary had an eye for art, finding “gems” on her thrift shop excursions. She loved nature and the art of simple and small beauties. She loved the beach and the peacefulness of Plum Island. Mary was a people person known for her bright smile, compassion and caring for her elders, and joy of life. She was a courageous and caring person who adored her nieces and nephews and had a special place in her heart for her godchildren, Emily and Joey who brought her pride and joy. She will be missed dearly. Mary was preceded in death by her father, John, and her sister, Agnes, known to family and friends as “Irish.” She is survived by her mother, Agnes and siblings John, Michael, Kathleen, Patricia, Claire, James, Thomas, Theresa, Margaret, and Maureen. The funeral will be held at North Parish Church via the Zoom videoconferencing platform given the current pandemic conditions. The memorial service will be held this Friday, February 12th at 11:00 am by Zoom. The link to the Zoom videoconferencing service can be accessed by using this information: Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84006563843?pwd=blBGZEVFS3VqYjdpQXlrbE5GZ0YrUT09 Meeting ID: 840 0656 3843 Passcode: NP375 The family asks that if you would like to make donations, to please make them to the Lazarus House, 412 Hampshire St, Lawrence, MA 01841 and to The North Parish of North Andover Unitarian Universalist Church, 190 Academy Rd, North Andover, MA 01845. Arrangements are under the direction of the John Breen Memorial Funeral Home, Inc., 35 Merrimack Street, No. Andover, MA. For online condolences and other information please visit us at www.breenfuneralhome.com.
On Sunday, February 7, Mary Claire Bresnahan, loving daughter, sister, and friend, passed away at the age of 64. Mary was born on January 17, 1957 to Agnes Scanlan and John C. Bresnahan of Lawrence Mass. Mary was the sixth child in a family... View Obituary & Service Information
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