Mary F. Hosterman

1927 ∼ 2018

Mary F. Hosterman

Mary F. Hosterman, 90, of Bridgewater, died peacefully March 12th, while surrounded by her loving family.

She was the daughter of the late Stanley and Louise (Graham) Morrison and grew up in Dorchester and was a graduate of Dorchester High School for Girls. Married the late John Hosterman and raised their four daughters in Dorchester, working hard, and sending them all to private schools. Mary worked for over 26 years at the Stop & Shop Distribution Center in Readville. During her time at Stop and Shop, she was a supervisor in a field that was mostly dominated by men. She was lovingly known as “BackhaulMary”. 

After her husband's passing eighteen years ago, she traveled extensively with family and friends. Mary loved ceramics, enjoyed being member of several bowling leagues, never leaving home without her bowling bag in the trunk of her car. She was a serious card player, with Whist being her favorite game, playing religiously twice a week at the East Bridgewater Senior Center. She was the proud matriarch of her own children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren and had the gift of making people feel like family. 

Mary was the loving mother of BettyLou Ridge and her husband Kieran of Bridgewater, Carol-Ann Harrington of Mansfield, Dawn M. Hosterman Graham and her husband Kevin of Norton, and Kim Supergan and her husband Richard of FL. Proud “Nana” of Kristin, Sean, Breanne, Kegan, Mared, Nicolette, Alyssa, Meagan, Mellissa, Aaron, Thomasina, and Jacklynn and “great nana” of 16 ¾ great grand children. Sister of the late Stanley and Dorothy Morrison and the late John Morrison and his wife Priscilla of FL.

Family and friends are cordially invited to the Prophett-Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home 35 Spring St., East Bridgewater MA on Fri. March 16th for a visitation period from 11am to 1pm with a short service beginning at 1pm. Donations may be sent to the National Stroke Association, 9707 East Easter Lane, Suite B, Centennial, CO 80112 or click here.


Friday, March 16, 2018
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Prophett-Chapman, Cole & Gleason-East Bridgewater
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Friday, March 16, 2018 | 1:00 PM

Prophett-Chapman, Cole, and Gleason Funeral Home-East Bridgewater
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Donations may be sent to the National Stroke Association, 9707 East Easter Lane, Suite B, Centennial, CO 80112 or click here

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Mary F. Hosterman

1927 ∼ 2018

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