Mary E. (Gill) Browne

  • Died: July 14, 2021
  • Location: Dorchester, Massachusetts

James A. Murphy & Son Funeral Home

1020 Dorchester Ave
Dorchester, MA 02125
Tel. (617) 265-9840

Tribute & Message From The Family

BROWNE, Mary E. (Gill). In Dorchester, formerly of Ballyhip, Co. Mayo, Ireland, died peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on July 14, 2021.

Beloved wife of the late James J. Browne.

Loving mother of Thomas and his wife Sandra Browne of NH, Mary B. and her daughter Maura Browne, Anne and her husband John McCarthy, Brendan and his wife Jeanmarie Browne, all of Dorchester, Daniel and his wife Linda Browne of Billerica, Noreen and her husband Martin Tremblay of Barre, and Patrick and his wife Stacey Browne of Westford.

Sister of Rev. Patrick Gill of Louisburgh, Edward Gill and his family of England, Bernie Sweeney and her son Peter of Louisburgh, and the late Charlie Gill of Ballyhip.

Cherished "Nana" of James, Leslie, Anne, Brendan, Daniel T., Theresa, Daniel B., Jennifer, Stephen, Andrew, Emily, Hannah, Patrick, Ryan, Colleen, Michelle, adopted granddaughter Jillian and the late Christopher Tremblay.

Great-Grandmother of Esther, Gavin, Kellen, and Michael Francis.

Mary came to Boston in 1948 where she met and married the love of her life, Jim, in 1955. They were blessed with 50 years together. During her lifetime Mary enjoyed gardening, walking Castle Island, trips home to Mayo and vacationing on the Cape with her family. She shared her deep love for Ireland by ensuring her children and grandchildren were well versed in its history, music and culture. Her happiest days were those spent with her grandchildren whether it be cheering them on, sharing secrets at the stove or having a picnic at Sully's. She leaves behind her lasting legacy of faith, welcoming arms and love of family. Mary will be greatly missed by all those whose lives she has touched.

Family and friends will honor and remember Mary's life by gathering for visiting hours in the Murphy Funeral Home, 1020 Dorchester Ave., DORCHESTER, on Wednesday, July 21st, from 4-8 P.M.

Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Agatha Church, 432 Adams St., Milton, on Thursday morning, July 22nd, at 10:30 A.M.

A private burial will follow in the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne with her late husband.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Mary's memory may be made to Boston Catholic Television at

To view Mary's Funeral Mass live streamed, use the following link:


Condolence & Memory Journal

To PJ and the rest of the Browne family. My deepest condolences for the loss of your mother. She was an amazing woman and though your mom did an amazing job raising her children into great parents themselves, it feels like her job wasn't done. When you lose a parent it seems like they are leaving you too soon. That there is so much more they can to teach you. Your mom and dad (like all of our parents from the neighborhood) seem like they knew it all and were always there with good advice when we needed it. Though they've earned their chance at some peace and quiet, they will be missed. Plus you can now blame them for not teaching you what you are going to get wrong next!

Posted by Greg & Tammy McKenna - Winter Garden, FL - Family Friend   July 21, 2021


Dear Browne Family, We want to send our deepest condolences to each of you for your immeasurable loss of your beloved Mary- mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and aunt for whom family was everything. Watching the video of important moments in her life gave witness to her joyous celebrations that are a part of all of your lives forever. "The spirit of a loving heart will always live in memory." So very sorry for your loss and sending love to you all, Frank and Jean Fahey, Claremont, NH.

Posted by Frank and Jean Fahey - Claremont, NH - Friend   July 20, 2021

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Posted by Brendan Brosnan    July 16, 2021


Brendan, My heartfelt condolences on the loss of your mother. Until you meet again may your memories bring you peace.

Posted by Lisa Wilde - Greenfield, WI - Coworker   July 16, 2021

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