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Mary Ann Boragine

April 27, 1930 — November 7, 2021

Mary Ann (Proctor) Boragine, age 91, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 7, 2021 at the Maples Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Wrentham, Massachusetts. Born in Walpole, Massachusetts on April 27, 1930, she was the daughter of the late John W. and Mildred (Percy) Proctor. Mary Ann was raised in Walpole, where she graduated from Walpole High School with the Class of 1948. Following her graduation, she continued her education at Burdette College, earning her certificate in secretarial work. Mary Ann began her career in an office setting with Fales Machine Shop and later took a position with Kendall Mills in Walpole.

Mary Ann married her beloved husband, Clement A. Boragine, on April 9, 1950 in Blessed Sacrament Church in her hometown of Walpole. Together, she and Clem made their home in Walpole, where Mary Ann took on the role of a homemaker, raising and caring for her young family. In addition to raising her four children, Mary Ann worked part-time at Grant's Department Store. As her children began to grow up, Mary Ann returned to her secretarial career, taking a position in the main office of Walpole High School. Twenty years later, she transferred to Walpole Town Hall, assuming the position of administrative assistant to the superintendent of schools. She retired in 1996, after twenty-seven years of dedicated service to the students of Walpole. In her retirement, Mary Ann regularly volunteered at Norwood Hospital and the Museum of Science in Boston.

Mary Ann's dedication to her community carried well beyond her career, as she served in various capacities through the Town of Walpole. She was one of the original Representative to Town Meeting (RTM) and was a former member of both the Finance Committee and the Capital Budget Committee. Mary Ann also enjoyed socializing and supporting her friends in the Walpole Women's Club and at the Walpole Senior Center. In addition to her dedication to the town, Mary Ann was dedicated to her faith, serving with the Blessed Sacrament School Building Fund and the Blessed Sacrament Church Catholic Women's Club.

Beloved wife of the late Clement A. Boragine.
Loving mother of David C. Boragine of Milford, Michelle F. McDevitt and her husband, Jim, of Cape Coral, Florida, Marica J. Zona and her husband, Daniel, of Shrewsbury, and the late Deborah A. Grimes.
Cherished grandmother of Michael Boragine, Craig Boragine, Nicole Lyons, Douglas McDevitt, Kelsey Dupuy, Alex (Grimes) Schleicher, Joesph Grimes, Gabrielle Zona, Oliva Zona and six great-grandchildren.
Sister of the late John W. "Jack" Proctor and his surviving wife, Marion, of Walpole.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend Mary Ann's Life Celebration on Thursday, November 11, 2021 from 4 to 7 PM in the James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home, 48 Common Street, Walpole.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Blessed Sacrament Church, 10 Diamond Street, Walpole on Friday, November 12, 2021 at 10:30 AM. Interment will follow in Saint Francis Cemetery in Walpole.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to American Heart Association,300 5th Avenue, Waltham, MA 02451 or at

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Service Schedule

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Life Celebration

Thursday, November 11, 2021

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home

48 Common St, Walpole, MA 02081

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Mass of Christian Burial

Friday, November 12, 2021

Starts at 10:30 am (Eastern time)

Blessed Sacrament Church

10 Diamond St, Walpole, MA 02081

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