Maria Gomes (Sousa) Mullaly

  • Born: August 19, 1934
  • Died: December 19, 2019
  • Location: Stoughton, formerly of Mansfield, Massachusetts

Farley Funeral Home

358 Park Street
Stoughton, MA 02072

Tel. (781) 344-2676

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to Maria by adding your memories and photos.

Maria Gomes (Sousa) Mullaly, 85, a resident of Stoughton, formerly of Mansfield, died peacefully at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton on Thursday, December 19, 2019. She was the wife of the late Richard H. Mullaly and Victor J. Gomes, Sr. Daughter of the late Joao B. and Julia (Reis) Sousa, she was born and raised in Cape Verde before coming to the U.S. at age 19. Maria earned her Bachelor's Degree from Boston State College and her Master's Degree in Education from Bridgewater State College. She was a resident of Mansfield for 26 years before moving to Stoughton 3 years ago. Maria was a bilingual teacher for Boston Public Schools for many years before retiring in 2001. She was a member of both the Massachusetts and Boston Teachers Unions. She was a longtime parishioner of St. Mary's Church in Mansfield before moving to St. James Church in Stoughton. She enjoyed shopping, reading, sewing and working on art.

Maria is survived by her children, Christina Gomes Orr and her husband Robert Orr of Braintree, Victor J. Gomes, Jr. and his wife Isabel of Avon and John K. Gomes and his wife Juliette of Easton, as well as her grandchildren, Christopher, Holly and Joseph Orr and Gregory, Gianna, John and Lia Gomes and her great-granddaughter, Ariella Orr. She was the sister of Ana Costa of Whitman, Eugenia Avis of California and Manuela Costa of Stoughton and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral will be held from the Farley Funeral Home, 358 Park St., (Rte. 27) Stoughton on Friday, December 27 at 9 AM followed by a Funeral Mass at St. James Church, Stoughton at 10 AM. Visiting Hours Thursday from 5-8 PM. Interment will take place at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Stoughton. Donations in Maria's memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA 02452.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I wish to express with all sincerity my most heartfelt condolences to Christina, Victor, John and all of Maria's beloved family and many friends. She was an amazing person: warm and genuinely kind. I pray for her in earnest, as I pray that God Bless her family and friends with His infinite Mercy in this time of mourning so that sorrow gives way unto a celebration of a life well-lived and of a genuinely kind, sweet person

Posted by Rich Silva - Family Friend   December 27, 2019

Dear John - I am so sorry to hear about your mom's passing. I remember her fondly and the laughs we had about you entertaining when she wasn't at home. May the memories you have help you and your family get through this most difficult time.

Posted by Stephanie Carrara - Stoughton, MA - Friend   December 25, 2019

Chris, Bobby and family. So sorry for your loss. Difficult to lose a parent. What a beautiful woman. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Russ and Judy SCCC

Posted by Russ and Judy Erikson - ROCKLAND, MA - Friend   December 25, 2019

Christina and family deepest sympathy in the passing of your Mother

Posted by Elaine LeMoine - BUZZARDS BAY, MA - Friend   December 22, 2019

Chris, Bobby, and Family - I am so sorry for your loss...

Posted by Stacy Hammond - Weymouth, MA   December 22, 2019

Johnny, Victor, and Christina, I am very sorry for the loss of your mom. I haven't seen her in years but she was a true character with great personality. I have fond memories spending time at the house on Sumner street and listening to your mom's stories about your family history. I remember your mom's students spending time on the weekends at your house to give them a break from the inner city. Your mom had a great heart and I know she will be missed by all who knew her. God bless you all!

Posted by Tim Morrissey - Easton, MA - Friend   December 21, 2019

My sincere condolence to all of you. May God embrace you with His arms of peace and love.
Arlene Spillberg

Posted by Arlene Spillberg - Stoughton, MA - Friend   December 21, 2019


Christina, Victor and John
Our condolences to you and all your families. Our thoughts are with all of you.

Posted by Craig & Cathy Alder - Elk Grove, CA   December 21, 2019

So sorry for the loss of a beautiful lady...Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Maria. God Bless all

Posted by Julie DeChellis - Easton, MA - Friend   December 20, 2019

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