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Mary T. Hobson

April 3, 1926 — October 20, 2023

Southington, CT

Mary T. Hobson

Mary Teresa (Daley) Hobson, 97, of Southington, finished her full and blessed earthly journey on Friday, October 20, 2023 in the comfort of the home her husband built for her 68 years ago.  She was surrounded by her loving family and friends.

 Born in Waterbury, CT in her grandmother’s home, she was the eldest daughter of Bernard J. Daley, formerly of Meriden and Anna L. (Domingue) Daley formerly from Waterbury.  She lived the first third of her life in Meriden and the remaining 67 years in Southington.

 She was predeceased by her husband, Walter John Hobson, in 1991, her sisters, Catherine Pekoske, Sister Ann Daley, CDS and Gertrude Spellacy.  She is survived by her beloved children, Mary Ellen “Mell” Hobson, Kathleen Ann Brayfield (Dave) of Southington and John Walter Hobson of Bristol. 

She cherished her two grandchildren, Nate (Melissa) and Abbey Hobson.  She was thrilled to love and hold her great-grandson, Mick Hobson.  She is also survived by her brother, Owen Daley and his wife Mary Ellen, her nieces and nephews, Dave Pekoske (Michele), Jim Pekoske (Michelle), Anne Pekoske Kryjak (John), Jean Pekoske McKissick (Sandy), Colleen Spellacy Sullivan (Bobby), Tim Daley (Kirsten), Susan Daley Melius (Dale) and Mike Daley (Maria).  Her godson, Tim Geary, held a special place in her heart.  She loved her many great-nieces and nephews as well.  She was a member of the Ida Fems Club for 81 years and leaves Dorothea Roy as the only remaining living member.  Mary was blessed by attentive care from her caregiver, Margaret Pilitowska, for the last five years.  She was also blessed to be cared for by the Franciscan Home and Hospice Care.

Mary was a faith filled, devout, good, generous, and loving woman.  She was strong, resilient and nonjudgmental.  She was a role model and mentor to many in all aspects of her life.  She wore out her knees praying for multitudes of friends and anyone who needed prayers.  She was a parishioner of Mary Our Queen/St. Luke’s Parish.  She attended almost daily mass for years and watched TV mass daily in the last few years.  She taught catechism for many years and was a member of the Ladie’s Guild and book club. 

Mary never got to attend college but earned her teacher aide certification and served as a paraprofessional for many years at Plantsville and Derynoski elementary schools.  She retired at age 80 because she couldn’t run fast enough to catch her kids.  She loved her work and made a huge difference for many children.

Mary was the best kind of friend or neighbor to have.  Her glass was always half full and she delighted in the simple joys of life.  She was content and happy.  She loved to visit, chat, especially on the phone, and to learn about people and share with them.  Her calls, mailed newspaper clippings and anecdotes always cheered people up.  She was a good listener, wise, full of good advice and gentle. She found fun in new adventures even those small in scope.  She was the best Mom ever.

She always tried to see the bright side of things even if she had to “give herself a good taking to” or was “a little blue” or “down in the dumps”.

She always knew when the UConn Women were playing and would call a list of folks to remind them to watch the game.

She was “Mother Mary” to many over the years.  Mother Mary, simply put, was a blessing for us all.  We will miss her but look forward to her intercession and love from heaven.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to ORTV, Inc. Office of TV Mass 15 Peach Orchard Road. Prospect, CT  06712-1052 or at ortv.org. Donations may also be made to the Main Street Community Foundation P. O. Box 2702 Bristol, CT 060112702 or at Mainstreetfoundation.org.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 27, 2023 at Mary Our Queen Church, 248 Savage St., Plantsville. Burial will follow in St. Thomas Cemetery, Southington. Calling hours will be held before the service from 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. at the Plantsville Funeral Home, 975 S. Main St., Plantsville.  For more details, additional obituary information and to leave memories and condolences, please visit www.plantsvillefuneralhome.com.

 

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