Mary Louise Mulvey of North Falmouth, 88, died December 25.
She was the wife of Philip F. Mulvey Jr. They had shared 62 years of marriage at the time of his death in August 2016.
Born in Worcester, she was the daughter of Henry Hehir and Ruth (Kearney) Hehir. She attended Ascension High School and then furthered her education at Emmanuel College, graduating in 1952.
As a newlywed in 1955, Ms. Mulvey moved to Buffalo, New York, where she learned to put chains on her Volkswagen tires to get across the snow-covered roads to teach.
In the mid-1960s the Mulveys settled in Needham, where she raised their four boys—later in life she referred to that as her main career. She did return to teaching and obtained her master’s degree in education from Emmanuel College. She was an active Mitchell Elementary PTO member and a board member at St. Sebastian School.
She and her husband summered in Falmouth for many years before moving to town full time in 1995. They spent their winters on Sanibel Island in Florida.
Ms. Mulvey enjoyed playing cards, tennis and golf.
She leaves a brother, Henry Hehir of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware; three sons, Brian Mulvey and his wife, Jinda Mulvey, of Norwell, Kevin Mulvey and his wife, Amy Mulvey, of Falmouth, and Sean Mulvey and his wife, Debbie Mulvey, of Franklin; 12 grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and other family.
She was preceded in death by her son Philip F. Mulvey III; and two sisters, Elizabeth Ann Hehir and Ruth Ellen Hehir.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Monday, December 30, at St. Joseph’s Church in Needham.
Interment was at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Needham.