Marie Elizabeth Mosher, who lived in Bourne from 1969 to 2011, died November 26. Ms. Mosher, 91, was currently a resident of Wareham.
Born and raised in Union City, New Jersey, she was the second of the three children of Edward and Mary Snype, who immigrated to the United States from County Roscommon, Ireland.
Upon graduation her graduation in 1947 from St. Michael's High School, she was the class valedictorian.
The next year she joined the US Air Force, and she met airman Robert A. Mosher while both were stationed at the same military base. The couple married on September 20, 1950.
In addition to raising five children, at various times Ms. Mosher worked as a radio mechanic while in the Air Force, and also as a telephone operator, a fabric store salesperson and a skilled sewer and quilter.
An avid reader, she also volunteered at the Bourne Food Pantry for 17 years.
Ms. Mosher was an active member of St. John the Evangelist Church in Pocasset, serving as a certified religious education teacher, a member of its women's guild and the Bingo committee, and as a Eucharistic minister.
She leaves her children, the Reverend Robert E. Mosher of The Columban Fathers, Bristol, Rhode Island, Mary K. Mosher and Anne-Marie Mosher of Wareham, Anthony J. Mosher and his wife, Mary Mosher, of Yarmouth, and Paul A. Mosher of Quincy; two granddaughters; and other family.
She was preceded in death by her husband.
Visiting hours will be Tuesday, November 30, from 4 to 7 PM with a vigil service at 6 o'clock, at Chapman Funerals & Cremations, 2599 Cranberry Highway in Wareham.
A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated on Wednesday, December 1, at 10 AM at St. John the Evangelist Church, 841 Shore Road, Pocasset.
Burial will follow at 11:15 AM at Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne.