Mary Loughren

Died: February 20, 2014
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Mary P. Loughren, 98, a long-time resident of Vestal passed away peacefully on February 20, 2014 in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts. She was born on March 23, 1915 to the late Frank and Anna Porter of Endicott. She was predeceased by her husband of 44 years, James T. Loughren; her daughter Mary Jane Loughren; her sisters and their husbands Rosaline (Alan) Borough , Geraldine (Francis) Casey, and Ruth (Stanley) Kulheim; her brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Jane Porter; her brother-in-law and sister-in-law Morris and Evelyn Page; and her daughter-in-law Rosemarie Zmuda. She is survived by three loving children: James Loughren of Albuquerque, NM; Thomas (Rebecca) Loughren of Endicott, NY, and Patricia (James) Wagner of East Longmeadow, MA; five cherished grandchildren: Tiffany Loughren, Shane (Audra) Loughren, Anne (James Jensen) Wagner, Eric (Kelley) Wagner, and Nathan (Cheri Gann) Wagner; and 5 treasured great grandchildren: Astrid and Judah Jensen, Miles Wagner, Declan Loughren, and Rory Loughren. She is also survived by her brother and 2 sisters-in-law Gerald and Marietta Porter and Beverly Gallagher. Mary was blessed with many caring nieces, nephews, cousins, neighbors and friends. Mary graduated from Union-Endicott High School and Cortland State College. She began her teaching career in a one room school house and taught many years in the Union-Endicott and Vestal School Districts. Mary was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America, Knights of Columbus Auxiliary, NYS Teachers Association and a long-time member of Our Lady of Sorrows Parish. Mary was a kind and generous person who displayed great courage and dignity. She was an inspiration to all who knew her. She will be greatly missed and fondly remembered.
Funeral Services will be held Wednesday 9:30 am from the Allen Memorial Home, 511-513 East Main Street, Endicott, followed by a Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Sorrows Church at 10 am. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Johnson City. The family will receive friends at the Allen Memorial Home, Tuesday from 4 to 7 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mary’s memory may be made to the Catholic Daughters Scholarship Fund, Catholic Charities of Broome County or Special Olympics.

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Service Information

Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Time: 10:00 am

Our Lady of Sorrows Church


801 Main Street, Vestal, NY, 13850

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Cemetery Information

Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Calvary Cemetery


501 Fairview Avenue, Johnson City, NY, 13790


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Died: February 20, 2014

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Vickie Martinez posted on 2/24/14

Mrs. Loughren was my neighbor and friend Pat's mom. This meant I was in her house regularly during my school years. She was my substitute teacher a few times. I loved her like a second mom. I will cherish her memory and feel blessed to have had her in my life. Love, Vickie


Mike Abeyta posted on 2/24/14

To Jim, Tom & Pat. Kathy and I would like to convey our condolences to you. Although it is now almost 50 years that I visited the Loughren household (on a school vacation, with Jim), it seems as though it was yesterday. I remember your mother's (and father's) warm hospitality and her pretty smile. She was very welcoming to me. Most of all, I remember her eyes which, to me, displayed warmth and kindness. I saw her many years later, a couple of times, when she visited in Allbuquerque and she still retained these qualities. Mike & Kathy Abeyta


Rosemarie DeLara posted on 2/25/14

I have worked with Mary's son James (Jim) Loughren for many years. He is like a family member to myself and others here at the District Court in Albuquerque, NM. I offer my condolences to Jim and all of Mary's family. I am truly sorry for your loss. God Bless All of You!


Mary Ann Little posted on 2/25/14

Dear Patricia and family, So very sorry to hear about your mom. What a lovely lady she was! Bruce and I have such fine memories of both your parents, what a couple they were! How lucky you were to have her close by. I'm sure she just loved being by you and your family. Thinking of you and hope you find comfort in knowing what joy she has in seeing your dad and other family members. Sending our sympathy and love Mary Ann and Bruce


Jan Clark posted on 3/13/14

Dear Pat, Tom and Jim, I was very sad to hear of Aunt Mary's passing. I loved her so much, even though when visiting in the summers I couldn't get away with anything! (right Tom) Please know that she is in my daily prayers. I am sure she and Uncle Jimmy are just as cute in heaven as they were in Vestal. They were a beautiful example of marriage. Please forgive me for not being there with you, I had been sick wtih the fue all month and didn't want to take any chances. I hope we can get together in the summer. God bless you all. Love,Janet