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Obituary for Mrs. Mary P. Desprez

December 24, 1937 - April 19, 2017
South Dennis, Massachusetts | Age 79


Mary P. (Thatcher) Desprez, age 79, passed away peacefully in Wingate at Brewster on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. Born in Boston, Massachusetts on December 24, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Bernard and Mary (Ryle) Thatcher. She was raised in West Roxbury and graduated from Roslindale High School with the Class of 1955.

Mary met her husband, Norman G. Desprez, in junior high school, fell in love and the two were married on November 11, 1956 at Saint Theresa's Church in West Roxbury. The young couple made their home together in Roslindale, where Mary began working at a local pharmacy before taking a position with Sears, Roebuck & Company. The couple then moved to Walpole, where they spent the next 30 years and welcomed their six children. With her family always as her first priority, Mary also worked outside the home, holding positions as a crossing guard, a supermarket manager and an office manager.

Upon retirement in 1995, Mary and Norm moved to Dennis, MA., where they enjoyed exploring the Cape with their children, grandchildren, extended family and friends. Mary also earned a reputation for her tremendous cooking and baking skills.

In addition to being the beloved wife of Norman G. Desprez, Mary was the loving mother of Paul N. Desprez of South Dennis; Kathleen M. Conway and her husband, Ronald, of Norton; Michelle Carleton and her husband, Christopher, of Foxboro; James J. Desprez and his wife, Diane, of Wrentham; Christopher M. Desprez and his wife, Tina, of Plainville; and Danielle M. Crockford and her husband, Russell, of Plymouth. She was also the cherished grandmother of Eric, Joseph, Ashley, Ronald III, Christopher, Devon, Emma, Benjamin, Brittany, Tyler, Jon Luc, Nicolas, Max and Aidan, and great grandmother of Jaxon and Bradyn.
Sister of Donald L. Thatcher of Westboro, the late Bernice Thatcher, the late Eleanor Shellmer, and the late Margaret Kirby. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend Mary's Life Celebration on Monday, April 24, 2017 from 4-8 p.m. and Tuesday, April 25, 2017 from 9-9:30 AM in the James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home, 48 Common Street, Walpole. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Blessed Sacrament Church, 10 Diamond Street, Walpole on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 10:00 AM. Interment will follow at Saint Francis Cemetery in Walpole.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Jimmy Fund, c/o Dana Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168.

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