Mary Taber Breslin   

1926 - 2020

Mary T. Breslin, a lifelong resident of Charlestown and Hull, MA, passed away peacefully on 8/26/20.   

  Mary was born to loving parents, the late Dr. John Breslin and Mary Agnes Mae” (Taber) Breslin, in 1926.  She was predeceased by her sister, Florence Taber Breslin and several close cousins.   

Mary attended Regis College, where she remained an active member of the alumni association until her death.  After Regis College, Mary pursued her Masters in Social Work from Simmons College.  Marys extraordinary social work career included working at the Home for Little Wanderers and subsequently, building an impressive social work department at St. Margarets Hospital, Dorchester.   

Mary was very active on the national and state boards for the Society for Hospital Social Work Directors.  She was also instrumental in successfully promoting a bill for social work licensure.   

Mary, a bright and eager student her entire life, was a member into her 90s in the Lifelong Learning program, originally at Boston College, then with Regis College.

She was also an avid traveler with her sister, Florence, which also served as a stage for continued education.   

Of greatest joy for Mary was her family. Mary was central to the extended family of cousins and to the joyful gatherings at her homes in Charlestown and in Hull.  Mary is survived by many loving cousins and so many dear friends.   

Donations may be made in Marys memory to Hull Lifesaving Museum or Saint Mary of the Assumption Church in Hull,  St. Mary St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in Charlestown; or to the Zelma Lacey House, in Charlestown.   

A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 10:00 am at St. Mary's Church, 55 Warren Street in Charlestown.