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Obituary for Mary Fletcher (Foss) Hoctor (Foss)

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WESTBOROUGH- Mary Fletcher (Foss) Hoctor, 96. Mary was born in Portland, Maine, the only daughter of Clifton Macy Foss and Marion Fletcher Foss. Mary was educated at Walnut Hill School and Pine Manor Junior College.

She married Edmund W. Hoctor in 1943 and they were together until his death in 1998. Mary was devoted to her family and greatly enjoyed helping others. She was a longtime volunteer at Memorial Hospital in Worcester, MA and eventually worked in the gift shop and on the front desk until she was 85. Mary loved people and loved life.

After her husband's death, she moved to The Willows, an independent living community in Westborough, MA where she made many friends and had many adventures. Mary successfully fought head and neck cancer at age 92 and completed the entire grueling treatment giving herself several more years of life.

Mary was predeceased by her brothers Robert M. Foss and Richard F. Foss. She is survived by her brother and sister-in-law Clifton M. and Dorothea Foss of Cape Elizabeth, ME; her four daughters, Ellen C. Hoctor and her husband Brian E. Ray of North Attleboro, MA; Sally F. Hoctor, Susan F. Hoctor both of South Portland, ME and Judith M. Mahler of Camden, SC; and several nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to thank the staff and residents of The Willows, Whitney Suites, and The Beaumont for the wonderful care Mary received over the years. If you wish to honor Mary’s memory please make a friend, share a laugh or perform an act of kindness. And of course, cheer on the New England sports teams!

A Celebration of Life gathering will be held on Saturday January 21, 2017 from 2-4 pm at The Willows, 1 Lyman Street, Westborough, MA. Burial will be held privately. Requiem eterna et lux perpetua…

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