Mary Ward


1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sunday, April 7, 2024
Hoyt Funeral Home
199 Main St
New Canaan, Connecticut, United States

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Monday, April 8, 2024
St Aloysius Church
21 Cherry Street
New Canaan, Connecticut, United States

Obituary of Mary B Ward

MARY THERESA BOHMER WARD died at her home on Jonathan Road in New Canaan, Connecticut on Easter Sunday (March 31) after a long illness. Beloved wife of Dan, mother Kathy, and grandmother of Rebecca and Andrew, Mary was born in New York City in October of 1936. Her parents later moved to Caldwell, New Jersey where she attended the public schools.  


Mary received a degree in education from the University of Vermont where she was a member of the Mortar Board Honor Society.  After a year of teaching, she became a student at the Harvard Graduate School of Education from which she received a Master’s Degree. 


After living in Falmouth, Maine, she moved with her family to Caldwell, New Jersey and later to New Canaan in 1975. 


A travel agent for many years, she specialized in travel for rowing teams, with the United States National Teams and Harvard among her clients.  Mary was an active parishioner of St. Aloysius where her activities included leadership of Mother Theresa’s Closet which provides clothing to people in need.  


The wake will be held on Sunday, April 7 from 1-3pm at the Hoyt Funeral Home in New Canaan. The funeral mass will be held at 10am on Monday, April 8, at Saint Aloyisius Church in New Canaan. The mass will be livestreamed at the following link:


In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to a charity of your choice.


She will be greatly missed by her family and those who knew her.


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