Mary W. Loughran, 79

mary LoughranA loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend, Mary W. Loughran of Greenwich went home to the Lord peacefully surrounded by her loving family on January 28, 2019.

Mary was born at Greenwich Hospital on April 26, 1939, to the late Connie and Thomas Wigmore. Mary was raised in Greenwich and educated at St. Mary’s Grammar School and Greenwich High School. She then followed her mother into her lifelong calling of nursing. She graduated from the Greenwich Hospital School of Nursing, received a BSN degree from Catholic University and MSN degree from Iona College.

In addition to being a devoted wife, mother, and homemaker, Mary lived her life by example as a loving and compassionate nurse. She worked as a nurse at Greenwich Hospital for over 40 years. The last 15 years of her career, were spent as the director of Homecare and Hospice Department at Greenwich Hospital. To this day the families of people who our mother helped relay to us that Mary was a true angel who guided them through their very difficult times.

Mary also acted as a role model and mentor to many of the nurses she had the pleasure to work with. She taught nursing at both Norwalk Community College and Fairfield University. Mary was a long time active member of St. Mary’s Church, a member of the Parents Council of the Fairfield County Regional Center and a steadfast volunteer for all of her boy’s schools, activities, and sports teams. After Mary retired, she dedicated her time to volunteering at the Nathaniel Witherell, Social Concerns at St. Mary’s Parish and tutoring underprivileged children.

Mary was a loving woman who was known to many as a second mother. Her door was always open to any of her family’s friends with all knowing there would be plenty of food, laughter and she would always be there if any needed someone to talk to. Her compassion and strength were known by all in her life. She did everything with grace and love.

As a teenager, Mary worked at Island Beach. There she met her devoted husband of 56 years, Jim Loughran. Together they raised five sons who were the world to her; Jim, Tom, John, Joe, and Michael (dec). Mary was predeceased by Michael who was born with special needs. Her unselfish devotion and love to Michael’s care was unmatched.

Her memory will continue to live within her daughters-in-law, Clare Loughran and Merritt Loughran as well as her six cherished grandchildren; Clare, James, Kate, Maeve, Finn, and Joseph. She dearly loved her niece, nephews, and their spouses; Mark and Sue Hyland, Ann and Bill Gallagher, Michael and Jacquie Hyland and Joseph and Lee Loughran. She also leaves behind many cousins and friends who will greatly miss her.

Mary passed from complications due to Alzheimer’s. The family would like to thank the nurses and aids on the fourth floor of Nathaniel Witherell. They are indebted to you for your kindness and care. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Nathaniel Witherell 70 Parsonage Road, Greenwich CT in her name.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, Feb. 2 at 10:00am at St. Mary’s Church 178 Greenwich Ave, with a reception to follow.