A longtime resident of Malden, passed away on Tuesday, October 24th, after a brief illness. Mary was born in Everett in 1950, the daughter of John and Mary Crawford. She was raised and educated in Malden, and after completing her education, she went on to become a hairdresser. She worked at different Salons in the Everett area over the years, and later worked in numerous nursing homes cutting the residents hair. She and Joseph Summers were married in 1996, and the two settled down in Malden together. Mary enjoyed dancing, and she loved to listen to Motown and Elvis.
She is survived by her husband Joseph, Mary was preceded in death by her daughter, Kimberly (Kucharzyk) Melanson. Mary is also survived by her grandchildren Jeffrey Melanson and Joseph Melanson, and her siblings, Ann Whealan of FL, Paul Crawford of Falmouth, Noreen Moore of FL, Barbara Lewis of Stoneham, and John Crawford of Peabody, as well as many nieces and nephews, and her beloved dogs Cash and Murphy.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Friday, October 27th, in the Immaculate Conception Church,Malden. Interment followed in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, Donations in Mary’s memory may be made to St. Jude Childrens Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105