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Wyman, Mary E.

Mary Eileen Wyman, a resident of Dedham MA, died on Monday, July 11 at the Linden at Dedham. She was 106 years of age. Mary is survived by her niece Donna  Marshall of Passumpsic Vt, and her nephews, David Corsini of Willimantic CT, and Paul Weismann, of Berkeley, CA. Like her two sisters, who lived to reach 103 and 104 years,  Mary had a strong constitution. She was the oldest retiree in the Massachusetts Teachers Association. She graduated from Wheelock College – it was her mother’s influence that encouraged Mary and her sisters to pursue higher education, a privilege that was not common for women in those days. Mary taught first grade at the Ames School in Dedham from 1938 to 1978 where she enjoyed the engagement and novelty that 6 year olds provide. Mary  had an amazing memory for  dates and events, and even at 106 she would remember our birthdays, our children, gifts that we had given her, and stories she would share with us from the olden days. If her teaching experience trained her memory, it was her love and attachment to her family that kept her memory fresh for her lifetime. Mary held herself to high standards – one quality of hers we enjoyed was her sense of humor. Her delivery was superb, as was her effort, as it isn’t easy keep it all together once 100 years have passed – one’s comic timing can be off a beat. But she loved to laugh, and we loved to share that joy with her. She was very generous in that way, she always wanted to please us, and she did. We will miss her and remember her tenacity and graciousness. Private interment was in Brookdale Cemetery in Dedham.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Helen Sullivan Nehiley
    July 15th, 2022 | 11:21 am

    I am 80 years old and had the privilege of having Miss Wyman for a teacher. I never forgot her kindness or her gentle way. She was a treasure. I still have all my school pictures and remember the good old days. Mr Liddell was my neighbor, I grew up with his children. May god rest her gentle soul. God bless

  2. Celia (DiMartino) Black
    July 19th, 2022 | 8:32 am

    They say you will never forget your first grade teacher and how right they were. I had the honor of having Ms. Wyman as my first grade teacher in 1948. I never forgot her beautiful smile, gentleness, and amazing demeanor. She attained all the qualities a first grade teacher should have to alleviate the anxieties a six year old has just starting out in school. God rest your beautiful soul Ms. Wyman. Rest in peace.

  3. July 19th, 2022 | 3:14 pm

    Miss Wyman was my first grade teacher in 1950. My condolences on her passing to all Family members. I will alway remember her kindness.

  4. Clare Gardiner
    July 21st, 2022 | 5:38 pm

    I had the pleasure of seeing Mary each week to check on her health and safety. She always amazed me with her memory and sense of humor.. I visited her when she went to the nursing home until I was told she was no longer there. They could not tell me where she was due to privacy issues. I am sorry that I didn’t see her after that.She did tell me she would probably live to be 100 and she made it. RIP Mary

  5. Linda Petrozzi Winslow
    July 23rd, 2022 | 1:08 pm

    Miss Wyman was my First Grade Teacher and was a Favorite! She was so kind and caring with All her students! I had a great start to my Education in Dedham schools that started 60 years ago! My sincerest condolences to her Family! She had a wonderful life and I will pray that she will always Rest In Peace!
    Linda Winslow

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