Mary M. Moriarty

Mary M. Moriarty, 95, of Nashua, and former longtime resident of Merrimack passed away peacefully at her daughter’s house on Wednesday February 17, 2016 after a period of declining health.

She was born on March 12, 1920 in Arlington, MA to the late Richard and Anne (Burke) Healy. She was a graduate of Arlington High School in 1938, and attended New Hampshire Technical College and Rivier College. She worked as a social worker for Southern New Hampshire Services, providing services all throughout Southern New Hampshire until she retired in 1991.

Mrs. Moriarty was a communicant of Our Lady of Mercy and St. John Neumann Church. She was an Outreach Coordinator for many years, and was on the Pastoral Council.

Mary and her late husband Frederick were founding members of the Merrimack Ambulance Rescue Service and served on the auxiliary. She also served on the board of directors for the Merrimack Adult Community Center, Merrimack School Board, the Merrimack Library Development Committee, was a member of the Women’s Democratic Party, N.H. Woman’s Legislators, served on the N.H. House of Representatives from 1964-66, and from 1999-2000, along with many other town and charitable organizations.

She was predeceased by her husband Frederick Moriarty in 1986; her long time companion Arthur "Frank" Haines; step-daughter Marion Dunham; step-son, Fred Moriarty; three sisters, Katherine Rogers, Helen Driscoll and Phyllis McCarrick, and a brother, Bob Healy.

Surviving members of her family include five daughters, Sandra Russell and her husband Richard of Merrimack, Connie Huggett and her husband Jim of Brookline, Anne Markowski and her husband Richard of Nashua, Patti Hayes Julian of Manchester, and step-daughter Isabelle Johnson of OH; two step-sons, Robert Moriarty of ME and Joseph Moriarty of FL; 19 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Celebration of Life calling hours will be held at the Rivet Funeral Home, 425 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack on Thursday March 17th, 2016 from 3 – 7 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Mercy, 13 Baboosic Lake Road, Merrimack on Friday March 18th at 9:30 AM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donation’s can be made to the Merrimack Public Library Development Fund, 470 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack NH 03054. To sign an online guest book, please visit