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Mary E. Velez

March 21, 1942 - November 10, 2022


Obituary For Mary E. Velez

Mary E (Moran) Velez, 80, of Peabody entered eternal rest with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday November 10, 2022, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House following a brief illness. She was the devoted wife of Henry A Velez with whom she shared over 50 years of marriage.

Born in Peabody, she was the daughter of the late Thomas J Moran, Sr and Delia M. (Geraghty) Moran. She was a lifelong resident of Peabody and a graduate of St. Johns Girls High School in Peabody, class of 1960.

Mary worked at St. John’s Prep in Danvers for over 13 years in the food services department and was also employed with Macy’s as an Executive Clothing Consultant and floor coordinator in the dress Department and would assist in various marketing, promotions, and customer service for 17 years before retiring. She was a Ward 1 Precinct 1 Warden for the Elections for many years

Mary had a zest for life, a tremendous sense of humor and a strong Catholic Faith. She enjoyed being with her family and going to all their sporting events and activities. She never missed a game. She also loved playing golf and enjoyed taking her annual trip to Saratoga Springs in Lake George, NY and watch the races.

Besides her loving husband Henry, she is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Diane Velez of Peabody, her daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and James Sears of Danvers, her brother Thomas J. Moran, Jr. and his wife Claire of Peabody, her brother-in-law, William Downey of Marblehead, and by her beloved three grandchildren, Michael and Patrick Sears and Raegan Velez. She was predeceased by her sister Geraldine A. “Gerry” Downey.

Her funeral will be held on Wednesday at 9:00 AM at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St, Peabody, followed by her Funeral Mass at 10:00 AM at St. John’s Church, Peabody to which relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday from 4:00 until 7:00 PM Burial will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Peabody.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to the Alzheimer’s Association MA/NH Chapter, 309 Waverly Oaks Rd, Waltham, MA 02452 or at www.alz.org/MA/NH, The American Parkinson Disease Association, www.apdaparkinson.org, or St. John's Church, 17 Chestnut St, Peabody, MA 01960.

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  • 11/23/2022

    I'm so sorry to learn of Mary's passing. I was a student at the Prep when she was there and she never forgot me. I would see her years later at the St. Vasilios Greek Festival and she would always make a point to say hello. May her memory be eternal.

  • 11/14/2022

    Mike, Diane and Velez family, I am so sorry for the loss of your mom, she was a wonderful woman. I'm sorry that I will not be able to attend any services, but know that I am thinking of you all. Sending you all strength during this difficult time.

  • 11/14/2022

    To the Sears & Velez Family So sorry for the loss of your beautiful Beloved Mom May she Rest in Peace in the arms of the Angels My sincerest Condolences - BT

  • 11/14/2022

    Our deepest sorrow for the passing of your Mother. I asked God to be with her in the final moments and lead her into His Eternal Paradise. I will continue to pray for your family and find comfort in knowing she will ALWAYS be with you in your heart..........GOD BLESS.........Chuck & Roxanne

  • 11/13/2022

    To Henry, Patti & Michael, My heart goes out to you for your tremendous loss. Mary touched so many lives in the very best way. She was a wonderful, caring and kind person who was the perfect example of a Christian life. I'm so grateful for the many years of friendship and memories we shared. I pray your faith and loving memories will help you through this difficult time. Love, Barbara Fortunato

  • 11/13/2022

    Hello Patti. I am sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. I remember her fondly. My condolences to you and the family. Bill Waters

  • 11/13/2022

    Patti and Michael, so sorry for your loss. Mary was a very special person, a good Catholic and a friend for many years. We used to meet often at early morning mass at St John's Church. She was a good mother and fortunate to have you as her children. I know how much you cared for and assisted her, especially these past few years. Both you, your families and Mary will be in my special thoughts and prayers. Tom Paras

  • 11/12/2022

    Henry, Patti and Michael, I'm so sorry. Mary was such a beautiful person. She was always happy, easy to talk to a just a joy to be in her company. I know for sure she is with Jesus. Knowing this would be right where she wants to be makes me happy everyday when I think of her. She will always have a special place in my heart. Mary, I know you can rest in peace now and I know we will meet again. My love to all of you in this sad time. Janice Comeau Patrizz


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