Mary E. (Greene) Dearnaley passed away peacefully at the Catholic Memorial Home on April 10, 2022 at the age of 97. Born in Fall River and a resident of Somerset for most of her life, Mary was the beloved wife of the late Ernest Dearnaley to whom she was married for 68 years and daughter of the late John E. Greene and Amy T. (Wordell) Greene . She was preceded in death by her two sisters Cynthia A. Rotsko and Sylvia Crepeau. She is survived by her devoted children; Sharyn E. Dearnaley and her wife Julie Pember of Rockville, RI, and Brian J. Dearnaley and his partner Wendy Stern Millward of Fall River.
She was the devoted grandmother of Elias and Brian Ernest Dearnaley, and Great-Grandmother of Jonathan, Julian, Jessica, and Jason and an expectant great-grandson in September.
Mary attended Durfee High School and was employed for many years as the head baker at Somerset High School and then as a sterilization technician at the Charlton Memorial Hospital, where she later volunteered in the gift shop after her retirement. She was a member of the Congregational Christian Church in Somerset for the past Sixty-two years where she was involved in numerous committees and clubs, sang in the church choir, and was a lifetime member of the Somerset Garden Club. She was an exquisite seamstress and enjoyed a myriad of hobbies some of which included knitting, rug braiding, ceramics, baking, reading, gardening, and doting on her beloved kitty cats throughout her rich and long life.
Family and friends are invited to attend Mary’s memorial service at the Congregational Christian Church in Somerset on Saturday, June 4, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. Private burial will be at the National Cemetery in Bourne, MA. Donations may be made in Mary’s memory to an animal shelter of your choice.