Mary Jane (O’Hara) Di Pesa

Mary Jane (O’Hara) Di Pesa of Milton and Scituate, a loving mother and grandmother, died on April 20, 2018. She was 88 years old.

Mary Jane was born in Boston. She was the daughter of Dorothy O’Hara and Francis J. O’Hara. She also resided in Falmouth-Foreside Maine and Palm Beach Florida. She attended Jeanne D’Arc Academy, Milton, MA, Graham-Eckes Palm Beach Academy, and Mount Vernon College in Washington D.C. In 1952, she married William (Bill) Francis Di Pesa. Her overriding interests were her family and her community. She enjoyed spending her days with her children and grandchildren.

Her Roman-Catholic faith was an important part of her life as evidenced by her active participation in St. Agatha’s Parish in Milton. She was involved in numerous charities including Cardinal Cushing Centers, Catholic Charities, and Fontbonne Academy. She and her husband, Bill were awarded the Humanitarian of the Year Award at St. Coletta’s of Massachusetts.

Mary Jane was a parishioner of St. Agatha’s Church in Milton MA, a member of Scituate Harbor Yacht Club Scituate, Hatherly Country Club Scituate, Wollaston Golf Club Milton, Lago Mar, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, the Innercircle and The Lunch Bunch.

Mary Jane is survived by eight children; Dolly Di Pesa, Carolyn Di Pesa, Charles Di Pesa and his wife Sue, David Di Pesa, Elizabeth Di Pesa, Joseph Di Pesa and his wife Taryn, Thomas Di Pesa and his wife Janice, MJ and her husband Cathal Nolan and 18 grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother Frank O’Hara and his wife Jill of Maine.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Agatha Church, 432 Adams Street, Milton, Tuesday April 24 at 12:00 PM.  Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours  from 9:30-11:30 AM at the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE.  Interment Milton Cemetery.

At the request of the grandchildren please wear a touch of pink for Nana.

If desired, donations in Mary Jane’s memory may be made to the either Cardinal Cushing Centers, Attn: Memorial/Tribute Program, 405 Washington Street, Hanover, MA 02339, please make checks payable to Cardinal Cushing Centers, or a  donation can be made to the Friendship Home, PO Box 916, 458 Main Street, Norwell, MA 02061.