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“Kevin and Michelle We are so sorry for the immeasurable loss of your mother. I have such fond memories of her when we were little. She is in heaven...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: Maureen Aliabadi - Scottsdale, AZ

“Keven, Michelle and families please except my deepest SYMPATHY on the loss of you MOTHER. She could always make me laugh. She was always a up beat...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Joseph O Scharpf - Columbus, OH

“Our deepest sympathies on the loss of Mary. She was a wonderful neighbor and friend of ours in Darien for many years. She will be missed dearly. ”
3 of 4 | Posted by: Eileen Cavanagh - New Canaan, CT

“There are no good words to express our sorrow for losing our dear friend Mary. She will always be remembered by us. ”
4 of 4 | Posted by: Don & Joan Cavett - Darien, CT


Mary Mulligan, a long time Darien resident, passed away on 9/22/16 after a courageous battle with cancer at her daughter's house in Greenwich, CT. She was born the oldest of 10 children on 5/13/33 in Kiltimagh County Mayo, Ireland to Patrick and Mary McDonagh. Mary immigrated to the United States in 1952. She worked as a nanny for a family in New York City and for several families in Darien. She met her husband Christopher at an Irish dance at the Jaeger House in New York City. They married Oct 1, 1960 and lived in Sunnyside Queens. They moved to Darien in 1967 where Mary was a member of St John's Parish, The Darien Boat Club, and volunteered at the Yellow Balloon Consignment Shop. She was also a member of the Fairfield County Gaelic Club. Mary enjoyed spending time with family and friends, gardening, and exercising at the Darien YMCA. She was predeceased by her husband Christopher in 2001. She is survived by her son Kevin and his wife Colleen of High Point, NC and their children Mathew and Christine. She is also survived by her daughter Michelle and her husband James O'Dea of Greenwich, CT and their son Aidan. Surviving siblings include Ann Levy of Scottsdale, AZ, Tom McDonagh of Middlesboro England, Marcella Starkey of New London, NH, William McDonagh of Palm Coast, Florida, Michael McDonagh of Middlesboro England, and James McDonagh of Kiltimagh Ireland. She was predeceased by three siblings, Eileen Hyland, Theresa Scharpf, and Patrick McDonagh. The family would like to express their gratitude for the care and support provided by Dr. Tracy Silva of Stamford, CT and Dr Chau Dang of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. A mass to honor her memory will be celebrated on Wednesday 9/28/16 at 10:00 am St. John's Church in Darien, CT. Interment will be Lakeview Cemetery New Canaan, CT. In lieu of flowers please make donations to St Jude's Children's Hospital or the American Cancer Society.