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Mary Alice Hinds

June 18, 1934 — September 18, 2021

Mary Alice Hinds, age 87, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at the Life Care Center in Raynham, Massachusetts, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Norwood, Massachusetts on June 18, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Edmond and Lucienne (Ferland) Cormier. She was raised in Norwood, where she attended Saint Catherine's Elementary School, before graduating from Norwood High School with the Class of 1953. While in high school, Mary took a part-time position with Furlong's Candies on Route 1 in Norwood, where she transitioned into a full-time role following her graduation. This is where she first met and fell in love with John (her Jackie).


Mary went on to marry her beloved husband, John William Hinds on July 17, 1954 in her hometown of Norwood. The young couple then moved to Texas, where they welcomed their first child, Cynthia, while John was in the Air Force. After, they made their home in Walpole, where Mary took on the role of a homemaker, raising and caring for her five children. As a young mother, Mary was also a gifted guitar player who loved every chance she had to be on stage with her band in local halls. Mary also became very involved with the Walpole Pop Warner Program, serving as a coach for the cheerleaders, and earning a State Championship. Throughout the years, Mary always kept in touch with her friends from her “Club”, a close-knit group of women who were friends since childhood. As her children grew up, Mary returned to her working career, taking a position with Tile City on Route 1 in Norwood. She always made time for her passion, crafting, and she later went on to open her own ceramic studio, Mary's Ceramic Loft, in her home on Clarkson Drive. She also opened a studio on Washington Street in Walpole, where she operated the store until her retirement in the late 1990s. Following her retirement, Mary settled in the Middleboro area to be closer to her family.

More than anything, Mary was a dedicated family woman, who treasured each moment spent with those she loved. She regularly hosted fun theme parties and large family dinners. After welcoming her grandchildren, she traveled all over, supporting all their activities from cheerleading to softball. She and Papa were their biggest fans! Back at home, Mary enjoyed sitting on her back deck, enjoying the sunshine and watching the birds.

Beloved wife of the late John William Hinds.
Loving mother of Cindy Croft of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, John Hinds and his wife, Marie, of Lebanon, New Hampshire, Peggy Fitzgerald, and her husband, Paul, of East Taunton, and the late Cheryl Ann Hinds, and the Edward Hinds.
Cherished grandmother of Neilie Sequeira and her husband, Paul, of Dracut, Kyle Callahan of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, Courtney Jenness and her husband, Sam, of Nashua, New Hampshire, Nicole Fitzgerald of Braintree, and Sean Fitzgerald of Taunton.
Sister of Carol Berardy of Bristol, Connecticut and the late Marilyn Watkins.
Cousin, aunt, niece, friend of many.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to gather in the James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home, 48 Common Street, Walpole on Saturday, October 9, 2021 from 10 to 11 AM. A Funeral Home Service will be held on Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 11:00 AM. Interment will follow in Saint Francis Cemetery in Walpole. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer's Association 309 Waverley Oaks Road Waltham, MA 02452.

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Saturday, October 9, 2021

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

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Saturday, October 9, 2021

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