Mary Elizabeth Wheatley, 96, of Mashpee, formerly of Nichols, CT, passed away peacefully at Heritage at Falmouth Assisted Living on June 2, 2018. She was the beloved wife of the late David Wheatley to whom she was married for 64 years.
Mary graduated from Bridgeport Hospital in Connecticut as a registered nurse in 1943. She also was a teacher in the nursing program until moving to private practice. She received her Bachelor’s degree in education from Southern Connecticut State College and began her career as a teacher in Connecticut public schools in 1958. She later completed her Master’s Degree. At her time of retirement she was teaching biology at Trumbull High School in Connecticut. She was active in Girl Scouts throughout her life, including president of the Housatonic Girl Scout Council.