Mary I. (Howley) Timmins

of North Quincy, formerly of Dorchester, died on March 8, 2010 at Caritas Carney Hospital in Dorchester.

A resident of Quincy for 51 years, Mary was born in Galway, Ireland. She moved to the United States as a child and graduated from Jeremiah Burke High School in Roxbury. Upon graduating from high school, she worked at Sears Roebuck for several years.

Mary met and married Donald Timmins and she became a full-time homemaker. After raising their six children, Mary went to work as a Legal Secretary for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Mary eventually retired from the Commonwealth and went to work as a Legal Secretary for her son, Jim.

Beloved wife of the late Donald J. Timmins. Loving mother of Donald J. Timmins and James S. Timmins, both of Quincy, John R. Timmins of Milton, William J. Timmins of Scituate, Dr. Mary Ellen Finnell of Milton and the late Thomas Coleman Timmins. Sister of John Robert Howley and Patricia Kerwin, both of Quincy, Johanna Murphy of Raynham and the late Thomas, Patrick and James Howley and Margie Walsh. Mary is survived by 11 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 3 grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Agatha Church, Milton, Friday, March 12 at 12:00 Noon. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue MILTON, Thursday 4-8 PM. Interment St. Mary’s Cemetery, Canton.

Donations in Mary’s memory may be sent to the Caritas Carney ICU, 2100 Dorchester Ave. Dorchester, MA 02124.