Mary Anne Maghery, age 66, of Wallingford, formerly of Hamden, passed away at MidState Medical Center on October 1, 2014. She was the wife of the late James G. Maghery. Born in New Haven on December 8, 1947, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Audrey Doherty Burke. Beloved mother of Erin Maghery of Wallingford. She is also survived by her sister, Eileen Hart, of North Ft. Myers, FL, and her sister-in-law, Rita Sullivan, of Hamden. Mary Anne was predeceased by her brother, Thomas Burke, Jr. She will also be missed by her best friend Donna LaPlante, of Wallingford and of course, Harry and Tonto. Mary Anne worked as a legal secretary for Chubb Group Insurance of New Haven, and had also volunteered at CT Hospice for many years. She was a member of the Irish American Community Center in New Haven, enjoyed to travel, and was famous for her homemade jams and cookies. Funeral from BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden at 9:15 AM on Monday, October 6 th, followed by her Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM in St. Rita Church, Hamden. Friends may also visit with her family at the funeral home from 5-8 PM on Sunday. Contributions in her memory may be sent to the Alfred E. Sullivan, Jr. Scholarship Fund, c/o Webster Bank, 145 Bank St, Waterbury, CT 06072 or to CT Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT 06405.

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  1. Erin I am so sorry to hear of your moms passing may you know that she is at peace with your dad. Thoughts and prayers are sent to you and your extended family.

  2. Erin, I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. I worked with her for many years and was such a patient woman with such a wonderful sense of humor. My thoughts and prayers are with you!

  3. Mary Anne was an inspiration to all that were blessed to know her. She was kind, caring and thoughtful. She faced life’s challenges with strength and grace. She gave her time and energy to help those she knew and loved and those she didn’t know. She will be missed.

  4. RIP Mary Anne……… May the road rise to meet you, May the wind be always at your back, May the sun shine warm upon your face, The rains fall soft upon your fields and, Until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

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