Mary C. Sampson

Mary C. Sampson passed away in her sleep on Saturday, August 28, 2021 at Sunrise in Lynnfield. She was 93 years old. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph E. Sampson. Daughter of the late Water Pate and the late Katherine (Floyd), the sister of the late Walter Pate, Jr , the sister-in-law of the late Mary Berrette, and the stepmother of the late Michael Sampson.

She leaves to mourn her stepson Curtis and Steven Sampson as well as her daughter-in-law and best friend, Christine Devanna-Rodakis, grandchildren; Valerie, Jason, Michael John, and Thomas, great-grandchildren; Robert, Angel, Jayden, Isabella, Jacob, and Noah. Several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and family from Canada.

Mary was born in Baltimore and raised in Canada where she worked as a teacher and nurse in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, Canada and was Administrator of Sacred Hearts Hospital in Canada. She worked at Malden Hospital for 21 years in the nursing profession as an Administrator. She was a member of the Daughters of Jesus for several years and was also a long-time resident of Malden. Her kind soul, kindred spirit and majestic smile will be missed by her family and friends here and in Canada.

Visitation will be held in Boston Cremation, 287 Main St. Malden on Friday, September 3, 2021 from 8:45am to 9:45am. A Funeral Mass will follow in St. Joseph’s Church, 770 Salem St. Malden at 10am. Burial in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody where she will be laid to rest beside her beloved husband, Joseph.


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  1. Christine Devanna-Rodakis on August 31, 2021 at 6:42 pm

    Your beautiful spirit will live forever in my heart. I will miss you everyday and have all happy memories of your times together. You will be truly missed by so many family and friends.
    Love, Your Best Friend, Chris

  2. NANCY MCDOUGALL on August 31, 2021 at 7:31 pm

    RIP Aunt Mary. You will be dearly missed by many in Nova Scotia. Many lovely memories

  3. Noreen Berrette on August 31, 2021 at 7:32 pm

    You were a beautiful soul, Aunt Mary. May you rest in peace with you loving husband, Uncle Joe. Love always Ronnie and Noreen

  4. Shelley Sampson on August 31, 2021 at 7:38 pm

    I will always remember and cherish the memories of you and uncle Joe on your visits to Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. You are now with your loving husband, Uncle Joe.
    Forever in our hearts. Rest Easy xo

  5. Theresa Clements on August 31, 2021 at 7:42 pm

    So very sorry for the loss of this lovely lady.
    Theresa (Briand) Clements
    Cape Breton, Nova Scotia

  6. Christina Sampson on August 31, 2021 at 7:51 pm

    You were an incredibly kind person that will be missed by many. It’s comforting to think you have been reunited with Uncle Joe.

  7. Doreen Pilon on August 31, 2021 at 8:04 pm

    You are at peace now and reunited with Uncle Joe. RIP aunt Mary. So many memories if your visits in the summers in L’Ardoise before, during and after joining the Sampson family… you were a kind and loving soul and will be missed by many
    Doreen (Berrette) & Kenneth

  8. Sharon Field on August 31, 2021 at 8:59 pm

    Condolences to you all Doreen. Hugs!

  9. Judy Allonby on August 31, 2021 at 10:52 pm

    One of the kindest, nicest, sweetest people to ever walk this earth. A great neighbor and a loving wife to Joe and adoring “mom” to Patches and Tiger. Rest In Peace, dear Mary.

  10. Valerie Iozza on August 31, 2021 at 10:55 pm

    I will cherish all the beautiful memories we had together. Even though part of my heart left when you left us, I know now Granpa was waiting for you. Please watch over us and keep us safe. I love you.

  11. Barry Delaney on August 31, 2021 at 11:06 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Mary, May you Rest In Peace.

    Ruth Delaney,
    Barry, Terry and David Delaney
    Brian, Kate, Dylan, Kian and Erin Delaney
    Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

  12. Sheila van Gisbergen on August 31, 2021 at 11:17 pm

    Dear Aunt Mary,
    Frank and I will dearly miss you. Your sense of humor, sense of adventure, trips to Canada and Hawaii, shopping at the Mall, eating out, so many memories of you make us smile and cherish the time we spent with you.
    You crossed all the bridges, and climbed the stairway to heaven, your eternal home. Rest In Peace, love you!
    Frank and Sheila van Gisbergen, British Columbia, Canada

  13. Nancy Mombourquette on August 31, 2021 at 11:26 pm

    Reunited with Uncle Joe. John and I will miss our visits to Malden and your visits to Cape Breton. I hope they serve lobster in Heaven. John & Nancy (Berrette) Mombourquette

  14. Maria and Tony Heemskerk on September 1, 2021 at 12:32 am

    Aunt Mary, Maria and I will miss you and our visits to Boston to spend a wonderful week with you each year. We had many great adventures together; you were always ready to try something new. We felt your love and gentle guidance. It was a pleasure to spend time with you. We love you.

  15. Laura Farrell on September 1, 2021 at 12:47 am

    You definitely lived up to your title of “Great” Aunt Mary! I cherish my memories of staying with you and Uncle Joe in Boston and will always remember your welcoming, caring, generous and kind spirit. Love Laura

  16. Walter J Pate on September 1, 2021 at 2:44 am

    We lived on opposite sides of the North American continent so I did not have a close connection, however whenever you were around, or I visited you you always gave me the best warmest loving welcome and I felt happy in my heart that you were in my life. The good thoughts of you will never leave me! Rest in peace!

  17. robert pate/Marta Kovacs/rose-anne Pate and Earl pate Earl on September 1, 2021 at 3:56 am

    Aunt Mary will always I’ve on in our hearts,she always brought peace an warmth when she entered the room.We may have lived on the otherside of the continent but she was always held close as if she was next door .

  18. Matthew Heemskerk on September 1, 2021 at 4:07 am

    Dear Aunt Mary, I will miss you a lot. You were an amazing woman – practical, faithful, powerful and always true to yourself. We had many great times together. I will always remember the times we shared laughing, eating and going on adventures in Cape Breton, Cape Cod and Boston. Your kindness and love touched everyone around you.

  19. Peggy Chalifoux on September 1, 2021 at 3:50 pm

    I am so thankful throughout my lifetime that you Lived, Laughed and forever LOVED…You were always there for me and our family when we visited and on Sunday phone calls. You were never too busy to listen and showed acts of kindness to the poor and needy all around you as you journeyed in your lifetime. Now, may you be blessed with Eternal Peace and Joy! I rejoice now and you will be forever be in our thoughts and prayers. May God Bless you Abundantly…Loads of Love, Peggy and Denis Chalifoux and family.

  20. Adrienne James on September 1, 2021 at 4:17 pm

    ‘Great’ Aunt Mary, you will always hold a special place in my heart. Thanks for always being so kind and gentle. You always made me feel loved. Glad you’re reunited with Uncle Joe.

  21. Joe & Rozanne Pate on September 1, 2021 at 5:19 pm

    Rest in Peace Mary, you were loved and will be missed by many

  22. robert pate on September 2, 2021 at 2:40 pm

    Aunt Mary will always be with us in our hearts and memories.Her earthly body may have wore out but her soul will live on.

  23. Maria Catherine Heemskerk. on September 2, 2021 at 11:28 pm

    Ma Cher Tante Marie, I know Tony already wrote but as usual, I had too add my love to you, and how you aspired many things to my and my brothers and sisters, and our children. Remember our trip to France, we left from from your place, and we enjoyed sending you letters, and Tony sent you a book so you could enjoy our trip w Then we took you to Pennsylvania. But stayed in a posh Hotel in Baltimore so we could see the city you were born in and go to Lancaster,Pa. Well between all our searching you got the call from came to you, and his death certificate! Our Dad, your big brothers was delighted. Aunt Mary you will always be in our hearts a special Angel. God blessings, and thanks for sharing God’s love to so

  24. Mafalda M DeSimone on September 2, 2021 at 11:57 pm

    My deepest sympathy to all of Mary’s family here and in Canada.

    Mary, you were a truly remarkable person with an incredible heart and kind soul. I will miss your smile and our chats over coffee in your kitchen as we shared stories. Your spirit, caring, and kindness has touched so many lives and you enriched my life both as a client and as a dear friend. May you rest in peace as you join Joe in eternal happiness. Love You, your lawyer and friend, Mafalda

  25. Renee Frolick and Family on September 3, 2021 at 3:44 am

    I loved and cherished every visit and phone call from my dear Great Aunt Mary. She was so kind and beautiful… on the inside and on the outside. We had wonderful visits in Nova Scotia, Boston and Niagara Falls. It was especially interesting to hear the stories from her teaching days; imagine, 50 students in Grade One! Another fond memory I have is the excitement that I felt when I received her thoughtful birthday cards in the mail each year growing up. She always knew how to make others feel special because she always knew how to make others feel special and she took the time to listen and to be present in each moment. May she rest in the peace of God’s love forevermore.

  26. Paul Solano on September 3, 2021 at 5:12 am

    My condolences to Mary’s family and friends. Mary was truly one (1) of the most kindest and sincerest human beings whom I have ever met! I will truly miss the great chats over coffee or tea that we shared over my 31 years as her Financial Advisor. Mary is now reunited with Joe. May God Bless this beautiful lady who had an incredible impact on so many lives. Mary’s spirit and kindness will live on in all of us! Rest in peace dear kind Soul. God Bless. Love, Paul and Family

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