Mary T. Croke of 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.