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Hurley, Lauren Mary

Hurley, Lauren Mary, of Westwood, passed unexpectedly on November 25th, 2021.  Beloved daughter of John Timothy Jr. and Teresa O’Connell Hurley of Westwood formerly of Dorchester.  Loving sister of John Timothy III and Molly Bridget. Devoted granddaughter of William F. O’Connell of Dorchester & the late Mary Esther O’Connell and Bridget A. McIntyre of Melrose formerly of Dorchester.  She is also survived by loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. 

Lauren graduated from Westwood High School in 2014 and then from the Commonwealth Honors College of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2018 with a B.S. in Public Health Sciences with a concentration in microbiology.  Her kindness, creativity, and love of nature will always be remembered by the many who loved her. Lauren loved art from a very young age, creating numerous drawings, paintings, and graphic design work. A sliver of her talent can be seen at She was also a talented photographer with a unique ability to capture nature’s beauty—trees, mountains, mushrooms, and everything in between.  Lauren loved hiking and walks with her dog, Milo.

Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, December 1st from 4-8 pm at Folsom Funeral Home, 649 High St., Westwood.  Relatives and friends are invited to gather at the funeral home on Thursday, December 2nd at 9am, before proceeding to St. Denis Church, 157 Washington St., Westwood, for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00AM.  Internment to follow at New Westwood Cemetery. A livestream of the funeral mass can be watched on the church’s website at  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Lauren to the IAMStrong Foundation, Address: PO Box 2644 Westwood, MA 02090, Website: Masks are suggested at the funeral home and at church for those who are unvaccinated.

Guestbook Entries

  1. christine carney
    November 29th, 2021 | 7:10 pm

    To the Hurley Family
    I am so sorry for the loss of Lauren
    You are in my thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time.

  2. Paul and Caryn O'Connell
    November 30th, 2021 | 2:49 pm

    To the Hurley Family,

    Our deepest sympathy to all of you. You are in our thoughts and prayers as you deal with the very difficult loss of Lauren. Sending love and hugs to all of you.

  3. To the Hurley Family
    November 30th, 2021 | 3:42 pm

    No words can express the pain that you are going through. We are sending you love and prayers and hope you are able to find strength during this difficult time.

    Emily Sorblom and Fiona McNamara

  4. Pam & Dan Paterson
    December 1st, 2021 | 4:17 pm

    Our deepest sympathies to all of you during this most difficult time. There are no words to help you heal from this tragic loss of a beautiful daughter, sister, person. Sending love, hugs, and prayers for strength to you all. xxxooo

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