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MARY CLARA McLEOD

June 20, 1924 — January 9, 2016

MARY CLARA McLEOD

McLEOD Mary Clara (Pacitti), (91 years young) a lifelong resident of South Boston, known for her gentle caring and quiet generosity, passed away peacefully in her own home on January 9 2016. Beloved daughter of the late John and Minnie (Iasa) Pacitti, devoted mother of Kenneth McLeod of South Boston, Maryann McLeod Crush of South Boston and Carol McLeod Brooks and her husband Joseph of Baldwin, Michigan. Beloved big sister (and sister-in-law) of Loretta and the late Joseph Mirisola, the late Clara Amalfitano, the late John Pacitti and his surviving wife, Chickie and the late Richard Pacitti. Dear Grammy of Emily McLeod, Ashley Crush, Brittany Crush. Dear Great-Grammy of Liam Michael Crush. Aunt to the late Richard Pacitti. Dear friend of her confidante, the late Lawrence (Larry) Dwyer. She is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Mary cherished family gatherings, treating everyone to the sound of her angelic voice singing classic songs and reminiscing lovingly about her childhood with her mother and father and sisters and brothers. Her family was her universe and each member was special to her. She was a natural care-giver, entrepreneur and a problem solver and a mother in every sense of that role, especially with the birth of 1 year old Liam. She cared about her neighbors and her community. Mary was a proud South Bostonian. Funeral from the William F. Spencer Funeral Home, 575 East Broadway (at H Street), SOUTH BOSTON on Thursday 9:00 A.M. Funeral Mass celebrating her life in St. Brigid Church, 845 East Broadway, South Boston at 10:00 A.M. Visiting Hours on Wednesday from 4:00 P.M. 7:00 P.M. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mary’s memory to either the Friends of Mary Lyon School, 50 Beechcroft Street, Brighton MA 02135 or St. Peter Academy, 371 West 4th Street, South Boston, MA 02127 - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/bostonherald/obituary.aspx?n=mary-clara-mcleod&pid=177239491&fhid=29660#sthash.jJcCvDB5.dpuf


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