Mary Ives Greely, of Darien, Conn. and Edgartown, died on Sunday, Feb. 5 at Stamford Hospital. She was 88. 

Born on June 20, 1928 in Cincinnati, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Robert Franklin Ives and Ruth Enger. Mary graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a bachelor’s degree. She married the late Rev. John (Jack) A. Greely after he was ordained as an Episcopal minister. They moved to Toledo, Ohio to start their lives together. Jack worked as a hospital chaplain in the Toledo area.

As his ministry grew, they moved to churches in Stonington, Conn., New York city, Boston, and finally, in 1976, to St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Edgartown. During this time Mary volunteered at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital and the Martha’s Vineyard Hospice and delivered meals-on-wheels. She was also treasurer of the Women’s Guild at St. Andrew’s and a member of the Edgartown Yacht Club.

Mary was active in all the churches where Jack served. She was a very generous and giving person and was committed to helping others. She and Jack enjoyed entertaining people and were very social. You never knew who Jack would bring home for dinner. One Thanksgiving he brought home a hitchhiker.

Mary was a loving mother and devoted Grammy to her six grandchildren. She remained positive and never complained about anything, including her health. While residing in Darien, Mary was blessed to have a true companion as her caregiver, Alnie (May May) Hosang.

Mary is survived by her two sons, John I. Greely and his wife, Annette Bruscino, of Orono, Minn. and Grant Greely and his wife, Mary-Laura, of Wellesley, and a daughter, Mary (Maggie) A. Boris and her husband, Keith, of Darien. She is also survived by six grandchildren: Sam, Jack, Matthew, Austin and Abigail Greely and Finley Boris. She is also survived by her cousin Fay Fawcett, and her husband, Ned. 

A memorial service will be held at on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 2 p.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 1864 Post Road in Darien. Interment took place on Feb. 11 at Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Island Food Pantry, P.O. Box 1874, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568. A memorial service will be held at St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Edgartown at a later date.