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Mary B. (Sweeney)  Clark

Mary B. (Sweeney) Clark

Friday, November 27th, 2020
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Although in person attendance is not possible at the funeral Mass except for immediate family, all are welcome to watch via Tribucast's remote attendance system online. The Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, December 5th, 2020 at 10:00AM. Click the blue "HOME" button on the top right corner of this page, then click on the button for Please copy and paste the following link into your browser,the funeral home and click the link.


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Mary B. (Sweeney) Clark, 73, long-time Maynard resident and beloved wife, mother and friend, passed away on November 27, 2020. Mary battled health issues over the last several years, but always maintained her signature warmth and joyfulness.

Born on February 2, 1947, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Lucy Sweeney of Acton. Mary was married to her beloved husband the late Richard F. Clark for over 50 years. Mary and Rich had many wonderful adventures, including countless trips to their favorite vacation destination, Walt Disney World. They shared a beautiful love and respect for each other, and a mutual dedication to family.

After her graduation from Acton Boxborough Regional High School, Mary went to hair and beauty school at Wilfred Beauty Academy, and worked as a stylist for over 50 years with positions that included owner of “The B Street Salon,” JC Penney master stylist, and beautician at The Acton Funeral Home. Her long career as a stylist was the perfect career for Mary, as she loved both beauty and conversation. Mary was truly the “social mayor of Maynard.”

Everyone who walked in the Clark home was warmly welcomed by Mary and quickly offered something to eat or a cup of coffee. She loved to sew, crochet, garden and cook and was known for her lovely curtains and delicious baked goods. Mary thoroughly enjoyed attending her children’s and grandchildren’s activities and had a particular fondness for figure skating. She adored the sun and was happiest sitting on the beach or basking in the sun on her back porch. Mary loved all the people in her life, and she was loved by all who met her.

Mary is survived by 4 children: Richard Clark and wife Kathy, Cyril Clark and wife Maria, Dan Clark and wife Sarah, and Katie Blanchette and husband Marc; 12 grandchildren: Kaitlyn and Kelly Clark, Michael, Kelsey and Colleen Halloran, Sofia, Cyril and Zachary Clark, Haley and Zander Clark, and Julia and Emma Blanchette. She was the sister of Kathleen Colburn, Sheila Belliveau, Rose Nevala, Eileen Eisner, Daniel Sweeney, Joyce Saliga and was predeceased by her sister, Maureen Gallant. She is also survived by a loving extended family of nieces, nephew, cousins, in-laws and their families.

Visiting hours are Friday December 4th, 2020 from 4:00-7:00pm at the Acton Funeral Home, 470 Massachusetts Ave, (Rte 111) Acton. Masks are required and social distancing will be observed.

The funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday December 5th, 2020 at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church in Acton. In-person attendance is restricted to immediate family due to pandemic restrictions, but all are welcome to attend via the remote attendance stream via Tribucast at the following link:


Private burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery, Maynard.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made in Mary's name to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital,
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, also online at stjude.org

A celebration of Mary's life is planned for a later date when it is safer for friends and family to gather. Details will be announced.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, December 4th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Friday, December 4th, 2020 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Acton Funeral Home
    470 Massachusetts Avenue
    ACTON, MA 01720
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, December 5th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Saturday, December 5th, 2020 10:00am
    St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church
    89 Arlington Street
    ACTON, MA 01720
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    The funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday December 5th, 2020 at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church in Acton. In-person attendance is restricted to immediate family due to pandemic restrictions, but all are welcome to attend via the remote attendance stream via Tribucast at the following link:

    Rev. Jeffrey Archer
  • Interment

    Glenwood Cemetery
    Parker Street
    MAYNARD, MA 01754
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Burial in Glenwood Cemetery, Maynard, is private due to pandemic restrictions.


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Private Condolence

Herb Symes

Posted at 03:44pm
To the entire Clark family,
We were so very sad to hear of your mom's passing. She was such a fun person to talk with and be around. Always upbeat in her outlook. Mary and Rich were a great couple and raised a wonderful family that they could always be proud of. Sorry we did not attend the wake but Covid is forcing us to maintain a low profile. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Our sincere sympathy.
Herb & Ann Symes

Fran Curcio

Posted at 09:23pm
Dear Rich. Cyril, Dan & Katie,
I was so sad to hear that God has taken your wonderful Mother. She always had a smile for everyone she met. I was privileged to meet her though the Maynard School system. My daughter & son were in Cyril & Dan’s classes. Fun watching grow up! You & Richard did a wonderful job! I hope your parents are together in heaven, talking sports with my Lenny . I am away this week visiting family in Nevada, It is with deepest regret that I won’t be at the wake. My heart breaks for your entire family. Love to you always. Fran Curcio

Bart De Muynck

Posted at 07:30pm
I did not know Mary for very long. But for the couple of years since I met her, she did mean a whole lot to me. She was my mommy from Boston and I loved her very much. She had an incredibly big soul and an even bigger heart. It was impossible for anyone not to love her. I’m privileged to have known her even though it was short and she was and will continue to be a light in our lives. We are the better for having known her. Mary, rest in peace and we will see you at the pearly gates. All our love, from Bart and Phoebe.

Marybeth Wallace

Posted at 04:30pm
Dear Family,
I was very sorry to hear of your mother's recent death. Mary was well loved by All. She always had a kind word and open heart for everyone. If you needed sound advice, or a friend to just listen she was there to help. "Oh, you look so pretty," she would say after she gave you a new hair- do. Wow, she could make you feel like a million dollars with her warm smile and cheery disposition! We lost a True Friend here on Earth and Heaven gained a New Sparkly Angel...
Marybeth (Sweeney) Wallace

Karen Weir

Posted at 04:14pm
When you met Mary, through the kids, you were a friend for life. A chance meeting anywhere would guarantee a hug and a lovely conversation. Rest In Peace, Mary. We send our heartfelt condolences and love to all family members ❤️🙏
Karen and Fred Weir
and family

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