Mary (Good) Vella

Mary Good Vella, age 91, passed away peacefully on October 27, 2021 in Canton, MA. Born in Randolph, MA, she lived in the family home until recently. Mary was the daughter of John and Susan (Dempsey) Good. Mary is survived by her sisters-in-law, Anne Good and Bobette Good, 12 nieces and nephews, and many great and great-great nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her husband, Paul Vella, her sister Katherine Ingraham and her brothers John Good and Arthur Good.

Mary had a long career as an executive assistant at State Street Bank and enjoyed her retirement tremendously. She met her beloved husband, Paul, while playing golf, a sport they both excelled at. They married in 1965 and enjoyed a life filled with family, travel, golf and tennis. Mary loved walking throughout her life and set a pace few others could match. In addition to golf, bowling and tennis, she volunteered at Good Samaritan Hospital for many years and enjoyed cribbage and other games. Always outgoing, Mary maintained friends through her lifetime, making new friends in Florida and locally at every opportunity. She took great pleasure in family celebrations and looked forward to family vacations in Sarasota and Nantucket.

The family would like to thank the staff at Cornerstone at Canton and Old Colony Hospice for their care and compassion. A viewing will be held on Monday, November 8 at 8:30 a.m. at Hurley’s Funeral Home, 134 South Main Street, Randolph, MA. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 211 North Main Street, Randolph, MA. Interment following the Mass at St. Mary’s Cemetery, 245 North Street, Randolph. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mary’s name to Old Colony Hospice (321 Manley St., Bridgewater, MA 02379) would be appreciated by the family.


First Name: Alice
Last Name: Ogalin
City: Canton,MA
State: MA
Country: Norfolk
Entry Date: 11/04/2021

I’ve only know Mary for a few months but we had become very close friends. I will miss her laughter and joy, particularly when we shared our meals together. God bless Mary and her family.

First Name: Joe
Last Name: Vella
City: Dedham
State: MA
Country: United States
Entry Date: 11/05/2021

Mary you are so going to be missed. I have been taking care of your house and yard for almost 15 years now. You always had a smile and something nice to say every time I came. I had no words when you asked me to buy and take care of your home. The home you have lived in your entire life. Even born in. I only wish you had been able to see the whole thing done and the papers signed. I know with your endless energy that you will still be going 100 miles an hour even up there. I know you will be looking down and we will do everything we can to take care of respect and enjoy the wonderful home you have given us the opportunity to live in. You will always be there with us.
We will think of you every day I’m sure. I pray we make you proud and happy. You can now go back and hit the links with Paul again. I know how much you missed that over the years and now you can get to it. I pray my garden makes Paul proud. You will never be forgotten.
RIP Mary. All
Our love

First Name: Ann
Last Name: shannon
City: Rockland
State: MA
Country: Plymouth
Entry Date: 11/05/2021

Lovely lovely lady. God bless you Mary

First Name: Janet
Last Name: Lynch
City: Randolph
State: MA
Country: USA
Entry Date: 11/05/2021

My sympathy goes out to all of Mary’s family. She was the best in so many ways. She was always kind and considerate of others. We had many good visits together at her lovely home. I will never forget when she said to me, “Be good to yourself!” You work too hard! Those words will always be with me! I will miss her tremendously.

First Name: Tibby
Last Name: Rosenthal
City: Canton
State: MA
Entry Date: 11/07/2021

Even though we lived near each other I didn’t get to meet Mary until cornerstone . There aren’t enough words to describe Mary
Her energy her smile her upbeat attitude her love for games
(Sorry Mary we never got to play mahjong) her love for people
I also marveled at the relationship she had with her sister-in-law Anne
Who I had the pleasure of meeting
Mary was the real deal and will be missed by me my husband and everyone here at cornerstone who’s hearts she touched
Rest In Peace
Tibby rosenthal

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