McHugh Funeral Home

283 Hanover Street, Manchester, NH


Mary J. Baron

December 8, 1922October 12, 2019

Mary J. Baron, 96, of Manchester, died October 12, 2019 at the Elliot Hospital after a short illness. She was born in Saco, Maine on December 8, 1922 the daughter of John and Zophia (Wilk) Kowalczyk. Mary moved to Manchester with her family at a young age and was educated in the Queen City School System. She was a graduate of the Sacred Heart Hospital School of Nursing and received her license as a registered nurse.

She was employed for many years at the Sacred Heart Hospital and following her retirement, was employed at Summit Packaging. In 1946, she was married to the love of her life, Louis J. Baron, and together they shared 65 years of life, laughter and love until his passing in 2011. She was a talented craftswoman whose knitted and crocheted handiworks were always in demand. She loved entertaining and getting together with family and friends and will be fondly remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, daughter, sister and friend.

She was predeceased by her brother Edward Kowack.

Members of her family include her daughters Corinne Bond and her husband Russell of Derry and Gail Delisle and her husband Ron of Manchester, her son Richard Baron and his wife Lisa of Stuart, Florida, her grandchildren Gina Gough and her husband Tom of No. Carolina, Douglas Paquette and his partner Lisa Pacheco of Manchester, Shelly Burke and her husband Dave of Weare, Krystal Delisle of Lowell, Mass., Jamie Baron of No. Hampton, Ashley Irons and her husband Nate of Eliot, Maine, Sabrina Baron of Florida and Stephen Baron of No. Hampton, her great grandchildren Evan Gough, Bryce Gough, Alexa Gough, Brendan Burke Amelia Burke, Maggie Irons and Rockwell Irons and her sister-in-law Theresa Kowack as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation was held on Friday October 18 from 11 am to noon at the McHugh Funeral Home 283 Hanover St. corner of Beech St. in Manchester followed by a Memorial Service in the funeral home. Inurnment follwed in Mt. Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum in Manchester. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations in Mary’s name be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in honor of Evan Gough, 7101 Creedmoor Rd. Suite 130 Raleigh, NC 27613. Online donations may be sent to www.CFF.ORG.


  • Visitation Friday, October 18, 2019
  • Memorial Service Friday, October 18, 2019


Mary J. Baron

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Steve and Deborah Burke

October 20, 2019

We are deeply sorry for your loss and we send our deepest sympathy to your entire family.

Lorraine (Cote) Bleau

October 16, 2019

So sorry to read about your mother’s passing. May she Rest In Peace.
Forgive me for not paying my respects in person but I am in Florida. Love to all of you.