In Loving Memory of Mary M. Stablein

February 10, 1932
Evanston, IL
October 15, 2019
Fairfield, CT
Funeral Home

Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road


4:00pm - 8:00pm

St. Pius X Church Chapel,
834 Brookside Drive,
Fairfield CT 06824

October 22, 2019


St. Thomas Aquinas Church

Mass of Christian Burial

1719 Post Road,
Fairfield CT 06824

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 10:00am


Oak Lawn Cemetery

1530 Bronson Road,
Fairfield CT 06824

October 23, 2019

Family Gathering


CLASP Homes of Westport

St. Pius X Church

Mary Maher Stablein

Mary M. Stablein (1932-2019) passed away peacefully on October 15, 2019, with her family at her side. Born in Evanston, Illinois on February 10, 1932, she is the daughter of the late Julia Roy Maher and William Raymond “Red” Maher. Mary attended high school in Park Ridge, Illinois and St. Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana. While attending St. Mary’s College, she met the love of her life, William H. Stablein, whom she married in 1954. They eventually moved to Fairfield, Ct in 1967 where they raised their family. More than anything, she cherished her time spent with her family and could often be seen attending school, sporting and extracurricular activities for her children and grandchildren. Mary was a devout parishioner of St. Pius X Parish, serving as a Eucharistic minister and member of the St Pius X Parish Council. She and Bill were original members of the St. Pius X Prayer line and coordinated the Christmas Giving Tree. Mary was also involved in many organizations to aid the mentally challenged, including F.A.A.R.H., Kennedy Center, CLASP Homes and Special Olympics. She was a member of the Gaelic American Club. Mary loved to travel, play golf and tennis, and enjoyed being an active member of the Patterson Club. She always looked forward to her weekly bridge days with her girlfriends. She was an extraordinary wife, sister, aunt, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, William H. Stablein, her son, Thomas Maher Stablein and her sister-in-law, Patricia Maher. She is survived by her brother, William Raymond Maher Jr. of Lombard, IL, her sister-in-law, Nancy Rusch (Richard) of Huntington, NY, and her children: William Jr. (Diane), Michael (Carol), Mary Beth Hady (Dave), daughter-in-law Patricia Benner (Ron), John (Brenda), Julie Frassetto (Don), Patricia Ahearn (Michael), James (Kelly), Margaret Seguin (Roy), and Kathleen Stablein, twenty-five grandchildren: William III (Kate), David (Lindsey), Elizabeth Pierce (Rusty), Michael Jr., Kimberly Klocke (Joe), Kyle, Kelly, Kevin, Thomas Jr. (Colleen), Samantha, Nancy, John Jr., Amy Serrano (Christopher), Sarah, Timothy, Molly (Graham), Shannon, Michael Jr., Meghan, James Jr., McKenna, Maggie, Peter (Meisha), Michael (Alyssa), David and seven great-grandchildren: Aylin, Myers, Emma, Brynn, Connor, Will, and Colton, along with several nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind many friends. The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thanks to the incredible staff at Shamrock Home Care and Yale New Haven Health Bridgeport Hospital Surgical ICU. Mary will be greatly missed, and her legacy will live on through all of us.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:00am on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 meeting DIRECTLY at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish Church, 1719 Post Rd., Fairfield, with interment to follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday, October 22, 2019 from 4-8pm at the St. Pius X Chapel, 834 Brookside Drive, Fairfield. To sign an online guestbook, please visit In lieu of flowers, please feel free to make a donation to CLASP Homes of Westport ( or St. Pius X Parish (

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11 Guestbook Entries for Mary Maher Stablein

  1. Bill and family so sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. Our hearts go out to all of you. Your family has that special closeness which will help during this very difficult time. Praying for all of you.

  2. Our family extends our deepest sympathy for your loss. We will be thinking of all of you at this difficult time.

  3. We are so sorry to hear about your mom. We are heartbroken for you. Please know that your mom and your entire family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  4. My sincerest sympathy to all of Mary’s family. I recall fondly our many wonderful times together while I served at Saint Pius many decades ago. Please be assured of my prayer care and blessings.