Official Obituary of

Mary K. (Mulvihill) McGuirk

October 17, 1949 ~ February 13, 2024 (age 74) 74 Years Old

Mary McGuirk Obituary

Mary “Mimi” Kathleen (Mulvihill) McGuirk, 74, passed away on February 13, 2024 due to complications from Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). Born October 17, 1949 to Dr. Walter M. and Muriel K. Mulvihill, she was the youngest of five children.

Mimi is survived by her husband of 49 years John E. McGuirk. She is also survived by her three children, son Michael F. and his wife Melissa of Westborough, daughter Kathleen of Worcester and daughter Jennifer McGuirk and her husband John McAteer of Hopkinton. She also leaves five grandchildren, Cassie and Ryan Culley, Jack, Avery and Kate McGuirk and a grand dog, Finn. In addition, she leaves her brother Michael and his wife Judy, sister Gail Murphy and her husband Kevin, her sister Susan Clifford and her husband Terry and her brother-in-law Paul Kennedy. She is pre-deceased by her sister Joan Kennedy. In addition, she leaves a brother-in-law and two sisters-in-law and their spouses along with many nieces and nephews.

She attended Adams Square School, Burncoat Junior High School, Notre Dame Academy and Worcester State College where she earned a BS in Elementary Education. She also earned a Master of Education with a concentration in Creative Arts and many graduate courses at WSC and Lesley University.

A stay-at-home mom for many years, she joined the Worcester Public Schools after her daughter, Jennifer, started kindergarten. She taught Kindergarten, first, second and third grades at Dartmouth Street and City View Schools. She retired in 2010.

The family would like to express our heartfelt thanks to Dr. Tony Samaha, Oncologist, at Reliant Medical, Dina Sibley and Christie Sullivan from JHC Hospice and all the doctors, nurses and staff at St. Vincent Hospital and Reliant Medical Group. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Jewish Healthcare at the following website - (

Please join the family on Monday, February 19 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Athy Memorial Home, 111 Lancaster Street in Worcester. The funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, February 20 at Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 25 Fales Street, Worcester. Burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery, Worcester.

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Calling Hours
February 19, 2024

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Athy Memorial Home
111 Lancaster Street
Worcester, MA 01609

Funeral Mass
February 20, 2024

10:00 AM
Our Lady of the Rosary Church
25 Fales Street
Worcester, MA 01606

February 20, 2024

11:30 AM
St. John's Cemetery
260 Cambridge Street
Worcester, MA 01603


Jewish Healthcare Center
629 Salisbury Street, Worcester MA 01609


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