An Obituary: Mary S. Ford

March 20, 2023

Mary Sullivan Ford, 83, of Bedford passed away peacefully in her home, surrounded by her family on March 16, 2023.

Mary grew up in Somerville, graduating from St. Joseph’s High School. She later started a family and moved to Medford, later settling in Bedford in 1973. 

She is survived by her husband William F. Ford, Sr. with whom she shared 63 years of marriage. She was the devoted mother of William F. Ford, Jr. and his wife Tina of Chelmsford, Eileen Brickey and Jeff Hill of Billerica, and Thomas O. Ford and his wife Joan of Burlington. 

Mary is also survived by her seven grandchildren: Robert and Mary Ellen Brickey; Kaitlyn, TJ, and Julia Ford; and Keely and Patrick Ford. She is also survived by her brother William Sullivan of Cohasset. She is predeceased by her sister Kathleen (Sullivan) Wesley and her brother Thomas Sullivan. 

Mary S. Ford

Visiting hours will be held in Shawsheen Funeral Home from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21. Family and friends will gather at Shawsheen Funeral Home at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, March 22 for procession to a 10 a.m. Funeral Mass in St. Michael’s Church, 90 Concord Rd., Bedford. Burial to follow in Shawsheen Cemetery, Bedford. 

In lieu of flowers, donations in Mary’s memory to Lahey Hospital Medical Center Philanthropy Dept. 41 Mall Rd., Burlington, MA 01803 are appreciated. 

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