Mary R. Abreu

June 26, 1966February 10, 2020

Mary R. (McCann) Abreu, age 53, of Swansea passed away peacefully on February 10, 2020. She was the loving wife of the late Daniel Abreu.

Born in Fall River, she was the beloved daughter of the late Michael and Ann (Boyer) McCann, In addition to her parents, she was the sister of the late Judith Heron of Swansea and of the late Shaun McCann of FL.

Mary was a graduate of Joseph Case High School and made Swansea her residence. Mary always loved to nurture others. It was imbedded in her from a young age. She started her career as a nanny for close family friends and further worked in retail for many years managing for Bath + Body Works. She found most fulfillment and joy in helping others bringing her back to recent work as a home care aid and companion to a close family friend. In her free time, Mary enjoyed spending time surrounded by family and friends.

She is survived by two nieces, Alyson Johnson and her husband Dino, great niece Pia, and great nephew Jack of NY, Abigail Hogan her husband Ambrose, and great niece Nora of Swansea. In addition to her nieces she is survived by Uncles Timothy McCann of MA, James Boyer and his wife Jeanette of FL, Edward Boyer and his wife Diane of AR, Aunt Susan McCann of FL, many cousins and dear friends.

Her Funeral will be held on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 8:00AM from Waring-Sullivan Home at Birchcrest, 189 Gardners Neck Rd., Swansea, followed by a Funeral Mass at 9:30AM in St. Dominic’s Church, 1277 G.A.R. Highway, Swansea. Relatives and friends invited. Visitation will be held prior to her Mass from 8:00 to 9:00AM in the Funeral Home. Burial in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Fall River.


  • Visitation Saturday, February 15, 2020
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, February 15, 2020
  • Burial Saturday, February 15, 2020


Mary R. Abreu

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Derek M. Theriault

February 13, 2020

May all be free from sorrow, and the causes of sorrow,
May all never be separated from the sacred happiness which is sorrowless.
May Mary find peace and her journey lead her back to her loved ones.