2.4 min readBy Published On: May 8th, 2021Categories: Features2 Comments on South Boston Moms through the years

Above photo: Joanne Sullivan and 3 of her 5 children circa 1967

South Boston loves their mamas – case in point – check out this running list of Southie Mom All-Stars! We thought we take a nostalgic trip down memory lane with a look at Moms from South Boston through the years via family photos – enjoy!

Anne Hurley (far left) Irene Coll (next to Anne) and far right is Mrs. Dilorati – circa 1959 having tea with fellow moms – anyone know who the two ladies are in the center?

Mary Woods surrounded by her five kids, Jackie, Peggy, Kenny, Roseanne, Nancy and her husband Jack circa 1975.

Maryellen Malcolm mom to Julie, Jill and David circa 1978.

Eithne Baker enjoy a day a Pleasure Bay with four of her seven children circa 1984.

Karen Bretagne with her mom Kathy circa 1976

Janice Coughlin with her daughter Tara and son Franny 1979

Susan Gailunas with her children Ann Marie, Peter, Amy and Andrea and her husband Peter circa 1982.

Betty Daily, Maureen Dahill and Peggy Higgins circa 1982

Little Mona with Big Mona Connolly circa 1986

Mary (Cann) Fleming with her twin 3 year-old daughters on Easter Sunday on  O St circa 1986 – missing from photo 2-year-old son.

St. Patrick’s Parade circa 1987 – Sharon Butler with her daughter Colleen (in stroller), Ronnie Barrett, Tish Barrett and Taryn Barrett.

Pat Feeney (mother of 4) with Julie Foley (mother of 3) on a trip to Martha’s Vineyard in 1986.

Circa 1992 – Lisa Devoy with her kids Marky and Kristen

Donna Anglin-Heafey circa 1993 surrounded by her family at Cathay Pacific – remember Cathy Pacific?

Mama Rosie Hayes from D Street with Theresa, Wendy, Jr, Pam, Kevin, Frankie, Nora.
Jackie Cherry and Ernie

We’ll end this feature with this gem of my grandmother Peggy Coughlin with her husband Fran surrounded by her 9 children: Franny (with wife Janice), Peggy (with husband Hacka), Maureen (with husband Richie), Brian (with wife Dottie), Joyce, Kevin, Maryellen, Karen and Michelle.

Happy Mother’s Day!


  1. Christine Hirsemann May 11, 2022 at 4:55 pm - Reply

    Beautiful pictures and memories!! Love this tribute.

  2. Mike Thomas August 27, 2023 at 12:43 pm - Reply

    Hayes family from west Broadway across from Peter and dicks ?
    Maria and Willy Colon family there too ?
    The Telly’s too ?…
    Mike Gannon , as a Marine.
    Early 70’s….
    I was there and remember you all !
    God Bless.

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