Mary Callan Obituary, Death – On June 18, 2022, Mary Katherine Callan of Mattapoisett and Middleborough peacefully passed away. She was 88 years old. Mary’s four surviving children were Paul F. Callan (Rika Tamaya) of San Diego, CA; Susan E. Callan (Steve Morris) of Falmouth; Claire A. Callan (Eddie Monteiro) of Falmouth; and Mary A. Callan of Boston. Mary, the late wife of Paul R. Callan, was his spouse.
Her sister Ann Sparrow (Terry Sparrow), 10 great-grandchildren, eight grandchildren, including Jessica, Alyssa, Brianne, Ashley, Michael, Olivia, Conor, and Maeve, as well as a number of nieces and nephews, are also left to cherish her memory. She was the late William “Billy” Rudolph’s sister.
The oldest child of Norman and Madeline (Keenan) Rudolph, Mary Rudolph was born and reared in Middleborough. She attended Bates College, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1956 after graduating as the class valedictorian of Middleborough High School’s 1952 graduating class. In 1957, she married Paul.
Before Mary and Paul had children, she was a registered nurse. After that, she quit caring for patients and started taking care of her four children, every cat or dog that her kids brought home, and all of the “surrogate children” in the larger area. Every child in this area was aware that Mary or another mother was keeping an eye on them and that they had to be in their homes when the lamps turned on, making it without a doubt the Best Place to Grow Up. Paul and Mary relocated to Mattapoisett after their children had grown up, where she discovered a delightful neighborhood full of dedicated friends.
Mary loved her family dearly. When her children were little, she would spend her days escorting them to the social gatherings of their friends, picking them up from lessons and activities, and going camping with her friend Marji and her eight children and dogs. Mary spent quiet time with each of her children every night before bedtime for as long as they were still living at home, giving them the chance to discuss the difficulties or victories of the day.