7 min readBy Published On: May 6th, 2023Categories: Features51 Comments

The Honor Roll

They had a half dozen kids or more. They cooked, cleaned, did mountains of laundry and mended clothes.  Kissing scraped knees, breaking up sibling rivalries and having a hug at the ready was part of their job. They instilled family values and were the heart of the family.  Here is our honor roll of All-Star South Boston Mothers. (We realize this is just the tip of the iceberg, so send us the names that we missed – [email protected])

(above photo: me, my mom and my brother circa 1974 in South Boston.)

Bridie Keane

Catherine O’Toole

Cathy Flynn

Catty Sullivan

Doris Allen

Doris Noonan

Dot O’Neil

Elaine McGuire

Helen Davenport

Helen Farmer (13 children)

Hon Rooney

Jackie Lee

Jean Lavey

Marie Morris

Marion Ritz

Mary Bulger

Mary Bulger Hurley

Mary Maiullari

Mary Sylvester

Nancy Lee

Peggy Coughlin

Ronnie Barrett

Sis Lunnin

Pricilla Miller

Mary Collins

Nancy Moynihan

Rita Dolley

Nora King

Ethel McDonough

Mary MacDonald

MaryAnne Miller

Peggy Itri

Lee Burke

Debbie Walsh

Karen Regan

Mary McCarthy Collins

Lynne Adams

Ann Adams

Jeanette Greeley

Ethel Jane McDonough Hayden

Lorayne Joyce Carberry

Monica Sullivan

Mary Donovan

Mary (Jane) Rheault

Jayne Rheault Talbot

Paula O’Brien Ferris

Dorothy Jennings Uftring

Jacqueline Lavery

Dorothy Warwick

Linda Leeman

Jacqueline Jankowski

Sheila Horrocks

Christine Medeiros

Lori Andrews

Arlene McDonough

Jeannie OToole

Ursula Cunniff

Mary Boyle

Helen McDougall

Mary Mahoney

Vera Wilson

Peggy Carey

Joanne Kuzmich

Catty Sullivan

Mary Mahoney

Anna Kerkorian

Peg Delaney (13 Children)

Gertrude J. Chapin

Leanne Burke

Joan Carthas

Debra Keaney

Nancy Farma

Barbara Coyne

Marie Andrews

Cathy Fromm

Susan Gailunas

Dolly Talbot

Theresa Burgess

Coleen Carroll

Theresa Fleming

Judy Lee Yetman

Anne “Patsy” Paige

Pat Lescinskas

Diane Applegate

Betty Buckley

Mary Woods

Roseanne Casper

Linda Delaney

Audrey Mikshenas

Jacquelynne O’Toole

Edie Linhen

Ellie Ward

Stella Kasianowicz (Babci)

Emma Ward

Rose Dana Downey

Betty Curley

Janice Hynes

Ann Kennedy

Edie Morrill

Ellen Folan

Susan Linehan Rooney

Pat Walsh McCarthy

Mary Ellen Walsh Ryan

Mary McCormack

Dawna LaMonica

Dolly Cushman

Kay Evans

Peggy Cosetta

Mary Flohr

Patricia Finn

Ellie Cherry

Mary Ustach

Frances Platukis

Kathleen O’Shea

Chickie Kennedy

Shirley Toland

Virginia Toland

Mary Van Osdol

Mary Barbara Walsh

Nancy McCarthy

Sherry Tradd

Mary Joyce (17 children)

Helen McCormick

Mary Duncan Porter Wiseman

Jean Parenteau DeVoy

Peggy Foley

Rita Cuddyer

Nancy Foley

Irene Comeau

Eileen (Sis) Dwyer

Margaret England

Mary Ghella

Katherine Rogers Concannon

Meg Perkins

Honey Earner

Jacqueline Gregorio (10 children)

Betty Lafferty (11 children)

Kit McGrath

Joyce Lebedew

Barbara Lebedew

Betty Sweeney

Doris Feeney Kenney

Dotty Bothwell

Peg Greene

Paula Neff

Claire Bailey Reale

Flo Logan

Pamela Mazzeo

Peggy Flaherty

Carol Ryan

Leona McLaughlin

Claire Thomas

Ruthann “Donnelly” Lee 5 children

Marie Coveney Lawson

Rita Orsini

Jamie O’Bryan

Diane Collins

Carol Brand

Diane “Didi” Sleeper

Anne L. Butler

Bridget Bridie O’Donnell

Winne Coleman

Jean C. Walsh had 10 children and raised 4 grandchildren.

Rose Hayes Leonard had 7 children.

Ma Goyette had 9 children.

Eileen McQueen

Mary O’Haire McQueen

Mrs. Cunningham

Anna Brown

Peggy Lawson Joly – 8 children – 84 grandchildren/great grandchildren – lived until she was 101 years old!

Peggy Alcione

Marcia Fallon

Janet Lynch

Donna Harland – 7 kids plus foster kids!

Janice McNeil – 6 kids

Jessica Nauyokas-ZIngg

Gertie Nauyokas

Mary McKunes – 7 kids – 14 grandchildren

Marie Lane Dunker 7 kids

Erica Greene

Marie Butler

Rita Shea

Agnes Loftus 7 kids

Lizzy Loftus 5 kids

Mary Schallmo Carroll – 7 kids

Barbara Juliano  9 kids

Alice Dubreuil  5 kids

Maria Juliano

Jo Manning 9 children, 22 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren

Amy Mulrooney

Virginia Curran

Christine O’Brien

Mary C. O’Brien

Ann Novicki 9 kids

Mary Quigley

Mary Larosa

Maryellen Walsh – 8 Children.

Vivian Martin –  8 children.

Mary Devin, 10 children

Theresa Doyle

Margaret Ahern

Mary McNally 6 kids

Cathrine (Kay) O’Connor 7 kids

Nancy Lydon

Sarah Fitzpatrick- 5 children- 18 grandchildren and 1great grandchild

Mrs. Shiner

Linda Cahill

Jeanne Marie Feeney

Lorraine “Rainey” Gurley

Alice Princiotta – 16 kids

Eleanore Shoulla

Anna Turner – 7 children

Christine OBrien

Mary C. OBrien

Ann Novicki  – 9 kids

Florence Shelter – 6 kids

Kristen Weeks

Annie Downey

Beverly Spencer

June Greig Byrne

Kristin Heather Tinlin

Donna Camillo

Beverly Hosea

Kerry Turner

Deb O’Mara

Rosemary Berlandi

Janet Bartel

Ginny Bates

Lucy O’Brien

Margie O’Brien

Pat Brown

Catherine O’Brien (mother of 12)

Rita O’Brien

Nancy O’Brien

Peggy Ronca

Lynne Ronca

Rose Rosa

Grace Ann Powers-Walsh

Bridget Nee Walsh

Donna Quigg

Nora Madden

Ellie Hart

Lisa Noll

Chrissie Lane-Garceau

Ruth Bernardi

Peg Mahoney

Flo Young

Dot Roache

Mary Downs

Maryann KaneJoannie Jankowski

Jeanne Jankowski

Maureen Galewski

Donna Baldwin

Karen Ceurvels

Marianne Baiona

Irene McDonald

Ellen Felton

Kathy Rae

Jennifer Higgins

Jan Aughe

Marie Marshman

Nancy Pickup

Margaret Steiner

Nancy Carter

Courtney Sheppeck

Catherine Hurley

Catherine Kane

Dianne Paull

Kristine Lynch

Jessica Lynch

Caitlin Lynch

Kayleigh Adams

Shannon McCormick

Betty Kelley

Marianne Baiona

Terry Ryan

Elizabeth Breen

Betty Breen

Louise “Ma Higgs” Higgins

Kathleen Ryan

Jackie Young

Diane Yanovitch

Mary Glynn

Loretta Balboni

Theresa Mirowski

Dottie Conley – 6 children, 17 grandchildren, and 22 great grandchildren

Joan McPhee – 6 children, 12 grandchildren, 5 great children

Joanne Callahan

Mary Callahan

Mary Quigley – 6 children, let the sons’ band practice in the basement.

Virginia Crowe

Midge Manning

Kay Farrell

Pat Sheehey

Elaine “Stacy” Flaherty, former Mayor of South Boston

Patsy Kelley

Andrea Linehan

Helen Pano

Blanche Linehan

Elizabeth (Sis) Rouse Welch (7 children)

Doris Stapleton

Maureen “Sis” Salmanowich

Dottie McDougall

Ellie Cherry

Rita Doherty

Peggy Dowling

Mary Ustach

Ann Maguire

Sis Cloherty

Florence “Flossie” McDonough

Mary Smart White

Lee Ahern

Jackie Conway

Eileen Quinn

Eileen Dwyer 7 children

Pauline Morgan

Lillian Stewart (9 kids)

Nina Hayes

Jenna Fitzgerald

Agnes Hayes

Joanie Hayes

Katie Hayes Corbitt

Maureen Norton

Mary Jane O’Brien

Jane Good

Janice McCarthy 

Doreen Finnegan’

Erin Alexander

Vera Segerstedt Farley

Veronica Lydon

Bernadette O’Sullivan 

Mary McDonough (10 kids)

Nancy Menjin

Stacey Menjin

Pauline Sidonio McCarthy – 7 children

Mildred Powell – 6 kids, 17 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren

Margaret Fagan 

Geraldine Lennon-Abban

Donna “Nanny” Coakley

Elaine Malone

Helen Anderson

Carole Nee

Donna Wallace

Maria Blasi

Mary Mercier

Patty McKinnon

Helen Alix

Debby Flaherty

Ann Flaherty

Dolly Lowe

Janice McNeil 

Judy Hartnett

Dolores Coffey

Kathleen Mahon Christian

Dorothy Christian

Katelyn Kilburn

Mary Orton – 10 children

Patricia Bolstad – 6 children

Christine Griffin  – 7 children

Joy Lindenfelzer

Jacqueline Moynihan

Lizzy Ferris

Popo Roberts

Ann Valle 

Margie Lee Parenteau

Betty LeClair – 7 children 

Shoe Shoe DeGrandis – 6 children 

Penny Murphy – 8 children

Mary (Cann) Fleming

Helen McCormick

Joanne King – 7 children, 18 grandchildren + 3 great grandchildren

Kimberly Watson

Colleen Watson Dunlap

Donna Rosher Watson

Dawn Watson

Tracy Malone

Donna O’Brien

Sally Belmonte

Mary Hurley(91) Mother of 6, grandmother to 18 great-grandmother to 10.

Patricia O’Neil

Sandra Dinsmore  4 children, then raised her 4 grandchildren, then raised 4 great-grandchildren

Ellen Shiner

Dianne Horne

Khrissy Dinsmore

Tiffany Horne

Donna Anglin-Heafey mother of 6 

Claire Thomas ( 7 kids)

Alice Dubreuil  mother of 5, grandmother of 8, great-grandmother of 9 and great great grandmother to 1 granddaughter 

Barbra Juliano, mother of 9, grandmother of 25, great-grandmother of 35 and great great grandmother of 7

Helen Romikitis 9 children

Patricia Connors- mother of 6, grandmother 16, great-grandmother of 11 and great-great-grandmother of 2.

Jacqueline Connors

Elizabeth Lombard – mother of 5, grandmother of 3

Alena Flohr 

Anna Powers

Kelly Powers 

Patricia Nemet 

Doris (Feeney) Kenney – 9 children

Sarah Eileen McQueen aka Ma McQueen to the kids in D street projects, 7 children, 28 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, 5 great great grandchildren

Helen Hurley 6 kids,18 grandchildren

Noreen Fitzmaurice

Peggy Kinneavy 7 kids

Jeanne Mogan

Laurie Mogan

Peggy McGowan Gaide

Nancy McDermott Ridge Bibbey

Mildred Powell

Margaret Fagan

Eileen Nagle 

Rose Meaney 

Jacqulyn Collins

Katelyn Taylor

Frances Noto, mother of 2 grandmother to 3 great grandmother to 7 and great great grandmother to 5.

Rachael Ashman

Michelle “Chucka” Baldwin

Patty Butler Shebertes

Kay Baldwin

Ellen Issac

Marjie Holly

Sandra Welch-Crowle

Bridget Skarie

Helen Romikitis

Molly MacDonald

Jackie MacDonald Romikitis

Jennifer Evans

Mary Hurley

Dorothy “Dolly” Lind 

Kim Moses

Rosemary Pagel

Janet Greeley 

Nancy Duross

Andrea Linehan

Ann Linehan

Taylor Duross

Kacy Linehan

Kara Linehan

Kelly Linehan

Jody Bogacz

Annmarie Linehan

Catherine Pryor 

Noreen DiNatale 

Dorothy E. Connolly

Anne M. Lynch

Lynda Lynch

Delia Ridge

Mary Ridge Kintigos

Catherine Ridge Martin

Barbara Ridge

Marilyn Ridge

Rosalie Meaney

Bitsy Bolstad

Mary Ulrich

Barbara Ward

Theresa Meli Omodei. Mother of 6. Grandmother of 4.

Stefanie Parker. Mother of 3.

Susan Connolly. Mother of 2. Grandmother of 3

Cindy Ferris. Mother of 3. Grandmother of 1

Johanne Tallent – 6 kids

Barbara Anne Conroy

Dorothy Mackie – 13 children

Gail Coakley 

Marie O’Keefe

Nancy Burns

Barbara Cassio

Nancy Byrne

Jillian Feeney

Donna Feeney

Kathy Kuzmich

Joyce Kelly

Matilda Ceurvels

Julie Noonan

Donna Baldwin

Kathleen Keaney

Ellie Piers

Joanne Folk 

Susan Kelly

Ruth Feeney

Rosemary Martin Zarazinska

Theresa Byrne

Mary Sweeney

Cathy Lunnin

Kiley McColgan

Marie Flaherty

Patricia DeVoe

Mary Ellen Burke Flynn

Judy Ostiguy

Nellie Loftus (8 children)

Dorothy Hogan, 11 kids, 21 grandkids.

Maureen Penson

Ruth Wheeler
Susan Wardynski

Happy Mother’s Day!


  1. Joe Leeman May 8, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    My wife of 5 years, Linda Glennon Leeman is truly a SOUTHIE GEM. Ask anyone!!! I am one lucky Charlestown Townie!!!!  Happy Mothers Day

  2. John Kane May 8, 2012 at 6:44 pm
    Happy Mothers Day to my great grandmother Helen Farmer, and her daughter, who is my grandmother, Helen Davenport…remarkable what they did for their kids growing up, all my relatives and I were so grateful to have these women show us their love all year round unconditionally…I love you both, and Happy Mothers Day to my mother Maryann Kane who raised both me and my twin sister Colleen as a single parent since we were 2 years old…Strong female figures in my life that are such an inspiration of what a parent should be, no matter the difficulty in life, no one went without LOVE!!!
  3. Paula Sylvester May 9, 2012 at 1:13 am

    Way to go Mom!!!!  I love you !!!!

  4. bonnie May 10, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    Ellen Carey’s mother – not sure of her name – from Old COlony

  5. Matty McDONOUGH May 10, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    It is a wonderful feeling any time I am reminded about my sister Catty Sullivan.

    She was also an All Star Sister and Aunt. 

  6. laurie May 11, 2012 at 12:52 am

    way to go nana lavey!!! love your great grandchildren Sarah and Jack

  7. Judy McCarthy May 11, 2012 at 2:14 am
    My mom raised 7 children as a loving protective traditional mom. Dinner every night promptly at 5 (a huge meal cooked and might add a delicious meal) even though it was probably torture for her, seven kids fighting but we always left he table with a kiss to her and the comment “very good supper ma” I will forever be grateful for the values she instilled in me that I have carried on to my own family. She truly is one of a kind and definitely deserves the recognition here’s to my mom Judy ostiguy!
  8. Judy McCarthy May 11, 2012 at 10:20 am
    I agree!
  9. Heather Allen May 11, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    So happy to see my mother-in-law, Doris Allen, on the list.  She truly is one of the most wonderful women I’ve ever had the priviledge to know.  I often say, I aspire to be half the mother and woman she is.  Love you Doris!!

  10. Gina Melchione May 11, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    My mom Lynne Adams has been through so much in life & has always managed to stay strong with a smile on her face & say “I will be ok”…..She has been the most loving, caring, giving, generous mother anyone could ask for in life! If I had one wish, my wish would be for my mom to live the rest of her life HAPPY!! She has instilled in my sister, my brother & myself so many morals & values! I am so grateful for the best mom from Southie EVER!!!

  11. christileonard May 11, 2012 at 4:36 pm
    My Mom, Jane Hayden, was a warm, funny and loving Mother who loved her kids more than anything and protected us always! There isn’t a day I don’t miss her! Love u, Mom! Happy Mothers Day!
  12. John O'Toole May 7, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    Ma there isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think of your warm smile, loving hugs and words of encouragement.

    Not sure how you raised 6 kids after Dad passed but you did. I guess it was your faith in God and in yourself and us that got you thru it all.

    I still joke with John and Colleen when we run into a  new situation that needs  some thought and we say ” What Would Nana Do” (WWND)

    Ma the love and carring that you raised your six children has been the template for each of us to raise our own children.


  13. Lovey May 7, 2013 at 6:12 pm
    Every South Boston Mom I know is great. Anyone can be a Mother but it takes someone great to be a Mom or Ma!!!!! I always love my Mama. She’s my favorite girl.
  14. Joe Itri May 7, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    Glad to see my Mom make the list. It is definately well deserved. There was never a dull moment around the Itri household. How my Mother got 9 of us up, got breakfast into us, got us dressed and off to school I’ll never know. I bet all my brothers & sisters, deep down inside, think they were her favorite. I love you Mom and Happy Mother’s Day!

  15. joanne May 7, 2013 at 10:56 pm
    Peggy carey is her name and i have nother southie mother of ten Joanne Kuzmich
  16. Ellen Carey-Felton May 8, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    Thank you so much for remembering my Mom – wish I knew who you were!

    My Mom is Margaret (Peggy) Carey and whoever knows her, knows she is simply the BEST!!! I actually wrote a story of my Mom a few years ago on here and my Mom WON Mother of the Year!! A title that she wins everyday to all 11 of her kids, she is amazing and beautiful! I am truly blessed with the Best Mom!!

  17. Audrey lunnin-Mikshenas May 8, 2013 at 9:14 pm
    Raised 7 children and a bunch of nieces, nefews and friends always at our house , she was kind sweet and always smiling
  18. Patty Lee - Mahoney May 8, 2013 at 11:41 pm
    Although she’s no longer with us I would like you to add my mother in-law Mary Mahoney she raised 10 kids . She was on of the most incredible woman I’ve ever met . She’d been through alot & continued to be happy & sweet . Anyone that knew Ma Mahoney had nothing but the nicest things to say about her . She had class .Love & Miss u Ma Mahoney .
  19. Jacquelynne Kerkorian May 9, 2013 at 12:26 am
    I have had quite a few strong women in my life my grandmothers Elizabeth Sis Lunnin an Anna Kerkorian. My great grandmo him m mm.
  20. Janice Deady Buckley May 9, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    Peg Delaney, 13 children, from L & East Second Street and Mary Deady would helped her raise them all.

  21. Lori Andrews May 9, 2013 at 3:44 pm
    Please add my mother Marie Andrews to this list. She was a remarkable woman.
  22. Lori Andrews May 9, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    Can you please add my mother, Marie Andrews or as she was known by everyone M.A.  She was a remarkable woman.

  23. Cherylinn May 9, 2013 at 5:47 pm
    My mom, Cathy Fromm is the #1 best mother and grandmother of all time! With 4 kids of her own and 10 grandbabies, my moms house is always clean and you can’t leave without a full belly of delicious home cooking! ( she also will send you home with plenty of leftovers!) Growing up with 3 siblings was nothing but a blessing for me, I don’t know how she did it, but my siblings and I have never had a single fight and we remain ridiculously close to this day! I can always count on my mom to be there for me whenever I need her. And she has taught me one of the most important rules of life, which is her favorite saying “you get what you allow!” Thanks ma for everything you do for me and my kids! We love you to the moon and back!
  24. A mother May 9, 2013 at 6:15 pm
    I think anyone who is a Mum should be considered an All Star!
  25. Florence Logan mcdonough July 7, 2013 at 2:35 pm
    I’m one lucky woman to of had a beautiful grandmother that adopted me.
    As toddler.
  26. Mary Lou September 7, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    Took me right out of the hospital!    Had 12 of her own, then I was the “baby”, lucky13.   Worked cleaning houses to put me through Catholic School.   Will never forget that she took me in and did not have to, gave me a wonderful home, she has been deceased since 1973 and it seems like yesterday that I saw her wonderful smiling face.   Miss her so. 

  27. Chrissy Donoghue April 30, 2014 at 3:19 pm
    Flo Connolly, 7 kids, 3 jobs between herself & my Pa & still put on family dinner every Sunday & every holiday. So many awesome Southie Moms that we all know & love but none like my Nana
  28. Cherylinn April 30, 2014 at 4:57 pm
    My mama is the best mother & nana in the world! I would be lost without her! Happy mother’s day mama! We love you!
  29. Chrissy Calnan Xayavong May 1, 2014 at 12:21 am
    Anne Butler…..7 kids….20+ grandchildren….20+ Great-Grandchildren…5+ Great-Great Grandchildren (Hope I got that right). Love & Miss you Nana Butlah
  30. Pat Lavey May 1, 2014 at 10:50 pm
    Happy mothers Day to a mother who always put all eight of us first. Growing up she had a way of treating you like you were the favorite ( She would take me on the train over to Colmans in Quincy center and buy me my Adidas superstar sneakers then some lunch, just us) I loved it. I’m sure my brothers and sisters have their own story but she told me personally ( when you guys were not around ,that I was her favorite)seriously my mother made time for all of us and we are better people having her in our lives,so to you lizzy from all of us thank you for all you have done for US Happy Mothers Day ,The Laveys
  31. Elw May 2, 2014 at 2:18 am
    I agree!
  32. Lauryn Rooney May 2, 2014 at 2:43 am
    Please add my mother Susan Linehan-Rooney thank you xo
  33. Karen Ceurvels May 2, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    My mom is Joanne Kuzmich the mother of ten God Bless her.  We love her dearly.

  34. Karen Ceurvels May 2, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    I am proud to call  Joanne Kuzmich my mom.  She is one funny woman.    Who doesn’t love her?

  35. Ellen wright May 2, 2014 at 10:43 pm
    I am am honored to call Jeanne Lavey my mom! I don’t know how she did! She rocks…..
  36. Debbie Griffin May 3, 2014 at 9:26 pm
    My wonderful mother Claire Connolly, who raised 10 kids. She did it all, she was there for us always. She was on the fore front when busing started. Ma stayed at home to take care of us until dad got sick, then she went to work as a waitress. She could be tough when needed, and always strong. Happy Mother’s Day to my wonderful mother in heaven, Claire Connolly.
  37. Coonie O'Shea-Reeves May 4, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    Our MOM Kathleen O’Shea is a Loving, Woderful and Caring Mom to 11 Children. She has 10 GIRLS and 1 BOY!  She also has numerous Grandchildren and Great Grandchilden.  Happy Mother’s Day MOM we LOVE you! And Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mom’s.

  38. Jonny Kennedy May 5, 2014 at 11:30 pm
    love you mom you are the greatest
  39. Molly Kennedy Pedriali May 6, 2014 at 6:08 pm

    Even more than a Southie All Star Mother, Chickie Kennedy is an All Star Grandmother as well!  Her and my Dad, Frank Kennedy, have been there for all eight of us through many ups and downs and all-arounds.  All eight being very different, yet having the same core strength, Frank and Chickie!  Team Kennedy STRONG….

  40. Susan Lapaglia May 7, 2014 at 1:45 am
    My mom is the best. She is the most caring, loving mom in the world! Happy Mothers Day Mom!!
  41. Patsy DeVoe May 8, 2014 at 2:49 am
    Please add my mother Edna Evans, she is a very strong woman, she has been though a lot but keeps on going, and still goes to work ever day and she is 85.
  42. Anonymous May 11, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    9 kids 2 sets of twins. Happy Mothers Ma. We miss you.

  43. christine Thomas May 4, 2015 at 4:22 pm

    7 Kids 1 set of twins. Happy Mothers Day!! We all miss you very much xoxo

  44. KATHIE SHEA May 4, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    MOTHER OF 9. Couldn't have asked for a more loving and hard working woman.









    Mother of 9. The most loving hard working mother I was blessed to call her my MOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




  45. Mary Earner Kreuz May 4, 2015 at 5:45 pm

    My mom is Honey Earner, best Mother a girl could ever ask for.  She raised 6 children and we all appreciate her more than words could ever say.  I love you mom a whole field and more, xoxo




  46. jamie ryan May 4, 2015 at 7:07 pm

    Can My mom make the list Carol Ryan. at 19 she took care of her 3 younger brothers and sisters (parents passed) and had 5 of her own…. Did loads of work at Gate of Heaven too. And I also heard she used to sweat at gillette and owned Krause insurance.

  47. Holly long May 4, 2015 at 7:49 pm
    My mom died when I was just 5weeks old, but my nana Peggy Flaherty known by our friends as(nana flaherty)stepped in an raised me & my brother w/my dad!She also raised my cousin Sean,and my daughter along with my mom an my uncle! Age was the strongest woman I’ve ever had the honor of knowing!! Everyone loved my Nana, who wouldn’t? Who else raises three generations of kids and holds a job an a house down? They don’t make them like that anymore! I love you Nana an miss you everyday, love Holly
  48. Pamela MAZZEO May 4, 2015 at 10:53 pm
  49. pamela McDonough May 4, 2015 at 11:12 pm
    MISS YOU???
  50. Deb Reale Oakley May 4, 2015 at 11:38 pm

    Forgot to add a very important piece of informatiion! My mother's name was Claire Bailey Reale!

  51. David Sullivan May 6, 2015 at 8:42 pm

    Sad to report one of the original great mothers passed away in Feburary.

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