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Mary  Lou (Sullivan) Lauria

Pause Days Gone By by Bruce H. Zimmerman (ASCAP)
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“So sorry to hear of her passing I knew her from the age of eight we all went to grade school together ”
1 of 7 | Posted by: joanne Tosi miller - Cotuit, MA

“Very sad to hear of Mary Lou's passing. Doreen and I want the Family to know your in our thoughts ”
2 of 7 | Posted by: James Anderson - Windham, NH

“Vinny,So sorry for your loss. my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.Dan ”
3 of 7 | Posted by: Daniel Fortin - pittsfield, NH

“Andy and Vince, so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: George Hurley - Revere, MA

“Andrew, So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you. ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Vincent Cavarretta - Revere, MA

“I am sorry for your loss.My prayers are with all of you.Paula (Bubba) Steverson ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Paula Taylor Steverson - Revere, MA

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague - MA


Mary Lou (Sullivan) Lauria passed away at the Katzman Family Center for Living on April 19, 2020 at the age of 80. Mary Lou was born in Melrose on September 7, 1939 to the late Leo & Mary (Lucey) Sullivan. She was raised in Melrose graduated from Melrose High School and lived in Melrose until 1966 when she moved to Revere. Mrs. Lauria worked part time as a hostess at Hilltop Steak House and worked as a receptionist at the AVCO Research Company in Everett for many years. She was a former CCD teacher at St. Mary's Church and a member of St. Mary's Church in Melrose and then at St. Mary's Church in Revere. Mary Lou was an excellent cook, loved to entertain (especially on Christmas Eve), enjoyed going on cruises and traveling with her husband Vincent to Italy, California, Las Vegas, Florida and Hawaii to name a few. Mrs. Lauria was the beloved wife of the late Vincent M. Lauria who passed away in February 2020. Loving mother of Andrew G. Lauria and Vincent M. Lauria Jr. & his wife Dawn all of Revere. Cherished grandmother of Vincent, Drew, Hailey, Dante & Andrea. Proud great grandmother of Brayden. Caring sister of John Sullivan and his wife Marcia. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and friends. There will be a private visitation and graveside service with the interment at Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden with her cherished husband Vincent. A Memorial Mass will be held at a later date with information to follow after the Mass is scheduled. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Mary Lou's name to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or @ www.stjude.org. Please send the family a card, drop a card at the funeral home for the Lauria family or send a message of condolence on this webpage.