Mary Talkowski

Passed 05/15/2022


Mary Talkowski

Passed 05/15/2022


Obituary For Mary Talkowski

Mary Margaret (Begley) Talkowski, 85, of Rockland died peacefully surrounded by her family on May 15, 2022. Daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Begley, she was born in South Boston and raised her family in Rockland. Mary loved to cook and her meatballs are legendary among family and friends. She loved traveling with her husband, Joe and her sister and brother-in-law. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family.

Beloved wife of 56 years to Joe Talkowski, who she now rejoins 11 years to the day from his passing. Their love for each other was at the heart of the family. She is survived by her son, Joseph Talkowski, Jr. and his wife Leslie of Rockland, her daughter, Mary Ann Quinn and husband John of Rockland and son, Paul Talkowski and his wife Susan of Hanover. She is the sister of Elizabeth (‘Bette’) Iacovino and her husband Richard of Rockland and of her late brother Thomas Begley and sister-in-law Gail of Rockland. She leaves 8 grandchildren, Cara, Sean, Amanda, Angela, Kathleen, Joseph, Justin and James and 2 great grandchildren, Samuel and Casey, and is expecting a new great grandchild soon. She was employed at Electro-Signal Lab in Rockland for many years where she worked her way up from assembler to HR Manager. Her compassion endeared her to hundreds of people there.

The family welcomes friends and loved ones to celebrate Mary’s life on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at the Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home, 135 Union St., Rockland from 4-8 PM A funeral mass will be celebrated on Thursday, May 19, 2022 at 9 AM at Holy Family Church, 403 Union St., Rockland. Burial will follow in Holy Family Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to Hospice of the South Shore, or to the Jimmy Fund c/o Dana Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168 ,Boston, MA 02284. For directions or to share a memory on our Tributes page, visit

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  • 05/20/2022

    Am very sorry to hear of. My cousins passing, may she Rest In Peace with her husband

  • 05/19/2022

    Mary was such a sweet heart. I will Always remember her Beautiful smile. The best job I ever had was Esl in Rockland and that was when I had the pleasure of meeting Mary. I am so sorry for your loss Paul and The Talkowski family. Chrissy Connors

  • 05/17/2022

    My heartfelt sympathies go to Mary's family for the loss of such a remarkable and respected person. She was my co-worker for many years at ESL and at Falcon Detection Technologies, but more importantly, she was (and still is) a good friend. I know Mary will still be providing her love and support to family and friends whenever needed. I can just see Joe saying to Mary, "What took you so long to get up here!!" Rest In Peace're leaving a lot of cherished memories with your family and friends! With Love, Jack King

  • 05/17/2022

    John and I share our deepest sympathies with you all at this time. May the memories you've created and the love you shared bring peace to your hearts.

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