Mary T. Croke of Lowell


Mary Therese (Weidmann) Croke, 92, of Lowell, MA died Thursday, August 24, 2017 at D’Youville Senior Care Center in Lowell.

She was married to the late Edward F. Croke, who died on April 7, 2017.

Born in Arlington, MA, she was a daughter of the late Lawrence and Edna Weidmann. Mary was raised in Medford and graduated from Girls Catholic High School in Malden in 1942. She earned a BA in Liberal Arts from Boston College in 1949.

Mary worked as a substitute teacher in the Lowell School System, and was a secretary for the Immaculate Conception School in Lowell, MA.

She was a member of the Boston College Alumni. For over fifty years, Mary was an active communicant of the Immaculate Conception Church in Lowell; where she was a member of the choir, and taught in the religious education program.  She was also an honorary Oblate of Mary Immaculate with her husband, Edward.

She is survived by three sons and two daughters in-law, Paul Croke of Charlottesville, VA, Kevin Croke and Deborah Estrem of Oakland, CA, Stephen Croke and Lori Holter of Londonderry, NH; six daughters and their husbands, Mary Therese and Thomas Linehan of Lowell, Anne and Harry Shoemaker of Marion, MA, Elaine and Gerald Felde of Lowell, MA, Maria and Thomas Sweeney of Sarasota, FL, Kathleen Croke, Bernadette Pugh and Richard Burrows of Tyngsborough, MA; a sister-in-law, Marie Weidmann of Quincy, MA; nineteen grandchildren, Tom and Michael Linehan, Katie Wells, Chan Mao, Brent and Michaela Shoemaker, Daniel, Christopher, and Stephen Felde, Tom, Sean and Ben Sweeney, KellyAnn Estrem and Bridget Croke, Jake, Max, Seamus, and Brett Pugh and Julia Holter and 3 great grandchildren, Brendan, Evan and Dylan Linehan.

She was the grandmother of the late Nicole Shoemaker who died in 2007.

The Family wishes to thank D’Youville Senior Care for their compassionate care of Mary.

Wake will be Mon. 10:30 to 11:30AM at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 Middlesex St. Chelmsford followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12 Noon at the Immaculate Conception Church Lowell, MA. Burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Tewksbury. Memorials may be made in her name to the D’Youville Foundation, 981 Varnum, Ave., Lowell, MA 01854. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.


August 28, 2017
Dolan Funeral Home


August 28, 2017
11:30 A.M. DHF 12P.M. Church
Dolan Funeral Home
Immaculate Conception Church
  1. Williams Family says:

    The loss of a cherished loved one is the most devastating experiences a family can face. At times, the loss may seem unbearable. Please know that there are family and friends who care and more importantly Psalm 34:18 tells us that “God is near to those that are broken at heart. He is the God of all comfort. God will comfort you during this difficult time of grief. Our prayers are also with you and your family.

  2. Peggy Hassett says:

    Your Mother, a beautiful soul, full of love, faith and understanding, ascended to Heaven bringing her even closer to God and reuniting her once again with your devoted Father and family members. Together, they have found their place with the Communion of Saints.
    May your memories sooth and comfort you.
    With Sincere Sympathy

  3. Jack Walczak says:

    My sincere condolences to the entire Croke family. God bless.

  4. Karen Gregory says:

    I have such wonderful memories of cookouts at your family home, 4th of July celebrations, of both your parents presence at every important occasion of our family, whether happy or sad. They were loyal and devoted friends to us all. I am so sorry for your loss. They all must be having one great reunion in heaven. I remember when Barbara Croke died, Mary remarked that their burial plots were near each other. You are all in my prayers love Karen Dowcett Gregory

  5. Eileen Varoski says:

    Mary was a loving person who always made you feel special.

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