Mary Houghton

March 27, 1919 ~ July 7, 2020 (age 101)


Mary Houghton (Dornan) of Squantum, formerly of Holbrook passed peacefully away July 7th at 101 years old.  Wife of the late Warren E. Houghton. Cherished mother of Donald Houghton and his wife Lynne of Quincy and the late Dr. Richard D. Houghton and Rosemary Houghton of Maine.  Grandmother of Sarah (Houghton) Bowe, Beth (Houghton) Donovan, Richard A. Houghton and Charles Houghton and Great Grandmother of eight.

Mary toured the United States and Canada with the trio of  the "Dorn Brothers and Mary" as the opening act for Judy Garland and Donald O'Connor.  Her fondest memories were of swimming and biking around Squantum.  She loved Star of the Sea Church and was a member of the first Parish Council, the church choir and was a CCD teacher. Mary celebrated her 100th birthday party with family and friends at the Neighborhood Club and sang "Elmer's Tune" and "There's No Business Like Show Business" for the crowd.  The town of Holbrook enrolled the "Dorn Brothers and Mary" into the Holbrook Hall of Fame in 2019.  Mary lived a good life, loved her family and her Catholic Faith. 

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to the Mass of Christian Burial Friday at 10 AM in the Sacred Heart Church, Quincy.  Burial in Milton Cemetery.

Donations in Mary's names can be made to:
Ascend Hospice
100 Locke Drive Suite 6
Marlborough, MA 01752

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Mass of Christian Burial
July 10, 2020

10:00 AM
Sacred Heart Church
386 Hancock St.
Quincy, MA 02171


Ascend Hospice
100 Locke Drive, Suite 6, Marlborough MA 01752

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