OBITUARY

Marybeth (Smith) Conley

June 23, 1961June 2, 2018
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Mary Beth Conley, 56, entered into eternal peace on Saturday June 2, 2018 following a courageous battle with cancer. Born June 23, 1961, daughter of the late Francis "Buddy" and Theresa "Teasie" (Kelly) Smith.

She graduated from Monsignor Ryan Memorial High School in 1979 and two years later, in April, 1981 she married the love of her life, best friend and golf partner Kenneth G. "Shorty" Conley (BFD). Together they owned and operated Old Town Tavern/Shorty's Place in South Boston and later moved to Cape Cod where she worked for the US Postal Service until her recent retirement. “MB” as she was fondly known or “the Baby” as Shorty called her, loved life, she was the life of the party, with a loving and generous heart. An extordinary athelete, an avid golfer, she loved the beach, watching the sunsets, singing to summer time tunes and she loved her winters in Lauderdale by the Sea.

Mary Beth is survived by her devoted husband of 37 years, her brother Paul and his wife Irene "Renie" Smith of Dorchester, her sisters Theresa "Terry" Olson of Boston's North End and Nancy Pickup and her companion Thomas Green of South Boston, her nieces and nephews: Annemarie Smith Tutor, Patricia, Andrew and Timothy Smith, Amy Olson Downey and Matthew Olson, Patrick and Jamie Lee Pickup and great niece Charlotte Pickup. A memorial service will be held at the Doane Beal & Ames Funeral Home, 160 West Main Street, Hyannis, MA on Friday, June 15, 2018 from 2-4 pm followed by a Celebration of Her Life at the Hyannis Golf Club. Friends and family are invited to attend and share their memories and stories of Mary Beth.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Visiting Nurses of Cape Cod Hospice, 434 Route 134, Suite D, So. Dennis, MA 02660 South Boston Sports Hall of Fame Scholarship Trust Fund, PO Box 236, Boston, MA 02127

Services

  • Visitation Friday, June 15, 2018
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Bob & Maureen Hixon

June 15, 2018

Dear Shorty, we are thinking of you during this difficult time. MB will never be forgotten. Always the life of the party. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
With heartfelt condolences,
Bob & Maureen Hixon ( Amari's)

Amy Downey

June 15, 2018

Uncle Shorty there is nothing I can do or say to make this any easier for you . However , I do know that you both have shared many amazing memories and a love that is a very rare find in this day and age . We will all miss her , but I know you will the most . Her spirit of her love life lives in all of us ! XoXo

Amy Downey

June 15, 2018

Uncle Shorty there is nothing I can do or say to make this any easier for you . However , I do know that you both have shared many amazing memories and a love that is a very rare find in this day and age . We will all miss her , but I know you will the most . Her spirit of her love life lives in all of us ! XoXo

Steve & Pat Foley

June 13, 2018

Shorty, so sorry to hear of MaryBeth’s passing, she gave it her all.
May your memories of fun times bring you comfort during this time.
Stay strong as you are going to miss her as you two were inseparable.

Joe Lally

June 13, 2018

MB will always be in our memories and forever missed. Always by Shorty's side they made the perfect couple full of life and laughter. RIP.
Joe & Diane Lally

Thorie Jilson

June 12, 2018

Shorty,
Words can't express the shock and saddness this brings. I am so very sorry..MB's love for life, people and music was to be admired and emulated... I forever will hear her shouting out "Michael Buble" or "Zac Brown" at gigs. She kindly always asked for my girls, my mom, and was so loving at the passing of my dad. The room lit up when you two walked into the room. I had no idea she was sick, I am so very heartbroken for you all. Much love and strength xo

Jamie Lee Pickup

June 11, 2018

Lynne Roderick

June 10, 2018

A spirit like no other. My deepest sympathy to Shorty and MB's family.

Michael Hynes

June 10, 2018

We will always remember our Sunday Fundays on the Beach on the Cape and Ft Lauderdale. We have all lost a great friend who will never be replaced. Our hearts go out to Shorty who has lost a wife but also a best friend. We all are at a loss but we have the fun memories. Our condolences to Mary Beth's Family and Shorty . Mary and I will especially miss her . God Bless MB .
Mike and Mary Hynes

Ed & Les McGeever

June 10, 2018

Dear Shorty,
So sorry for the loss of your loving wife Marybeth. She always had a smile for everyone.