Catholic Transcript Magazine of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford Connecticut

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

MANCHESTER – Mary L. Kearns, 95, died on March 16 in the Healthcare Center of East Hartford.

She was born on April 25, 1913, in Manchester, the daughter of Antonio and Maria (Larippa) Lupacchino. She was the widow of Harold M. Kearns Sr. A member of St. Bridget Parish in Manchester, she retired from Travelers Insurance and G. Fox & Co. in Hartford.

Mrs. Kearns is survived by her son, Father Harold M. Kearns, Pastor Emeritus of St. Thomas Parish in Thomaston; a daughter, Julie Kearns of Avon; a sister, Elizabeth McKeon of New Orleans; three brothers, Clement Lupacchino and John Lupacchino, both of Manchester, and Anthony (Danny) Lupacchino of Newington; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by two sisters, Frances and Philomena, and a brother, Joseph.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on March 21 at St. Bridget Church in Manchester. Burial was in St. James Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the St. James School Foundation, P.O. Box 254, Manchester, CT 06045-0254; or to St. Bridget School, 14 Main St., Manchester, CT 06042.