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Did Mary Mara Leave Behind A Husband? Was She Married?

Veteran actor Mary Mara died on 26 June 2022 and left her fans heartbroken. She loved them for her appearance on various TV shows including her recurring role as Mrs. Sullivan in Ray Donovan. Her latest project was the role of Molly in Break Even in 2020. So, fans wondered if she leave behind a husband at the time of her death.

Below you’ll learn about her marriage. So, keep learning as you scroll down starting with!

Mary Mara Death Details

Actress Mary Mara died at the age of 61 of drowning. The actor’s representative confirmed the new of her death to E! News. Craig Dorfman, her manager said in a statement, “Mary was one in a million—one of the best actresses I ever met”.

The statement read further, “I saw her for the first time off-Broadway in 1992 in Mad Forest and she was electrifying. She was unique, wickedly funny, and a wonderful woman who will be missed”.

According to New York State Police press release, police found her dead on 26 June after a suspected drowning incident while swimming in the St. Lawrence River. After authorities received a complaint about a probable drowning at around 8:10 am on Sunday. They discovered her body in the sea in the town of Cape Vincent, New York.

According to a representative for Mara, she had been to her sister’s vacation house in the Thousand Islands, which is near one of New York State’s northernmost borders and has chilly water year-round. According to a statement from her brother-in-law Scott Dailey, Mary was staying at her sister Martha’s summer home when the “apparent swimming accident” occurred.

In a post from July 2019 showed her stepping off a dock into the water and writing, “63 degrees! Life-affirming river swim, first one of the season,” Mary indicated that she loved spending time on and swimming in the St. Lawrence River.

Investigation regarding Mary’s death is ongoing so they have yet to confirm the cause of her death. However, police confirmed that there were signs of foul play on Mary’s body. An autopsy will be performed at the Jefferson County Medical Examiner’s Office for an official cause of death.

‘When Troopers, along with Cape Vincent Fire and Ambulance arrived on the scene, they discovered a female deceased in the St. Lawrence River,’ police confirmed in the statement. “The victim has been identified as 61-year-old Mary T. Mara from Cape Vincent, NY”.

Did Mary Mara Leave Behind A Husband?

No, according to her Facebook, Mary Mara was single at the time of her death. So, she didn’t leave behind a husband.

Was Mary Mara Ever Married?

Yes, Mary Mara married at least once in her lifetime. Her ex-husband is Jerry Mersola. They married on 23 September 2006. They stayed married for over a decade but didn’t share any kids.

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Mary Mara and her ex-husband Jerry Mersola (Pic: Jerry’s Facebook)

On 29 September 2016, Jerry posted on his Facebook, “Catie has us out to dinner for Mary’s Birthday, it was also our 10th anniversary on the 23 and Mary’s Birthday the 21, so happy to have been married to this amazing woman for 10 years, Mary you make me happier every year that goes by. Love you soooooo much. Thanks, Catie for coming up with this dinner/birthday night. Love my girls.”

In November 2016, Jerry celebrated his 52nd birthday. He commemorated the celebration via a Facebook post.

He captioned the post, “Thanks to everyone for all the birthday wishes, at 52 years old I’m very blessed with the people in my life, family and friends. Catie, Mary, and Martha thanks for a great birthday weekend, everyone else, thanks for letting me know there are so many blessings in my life. As I move through this life I find that no matter how old I get, I need leave myself open to learning and growing. It makes me a better dad, partner, and friend. Thanks again for all the birthday wishes”.

Catie Mersola Smith, her step-daughter, also survived her. She is the daughter of  Jerry Mersola. Catie married her husband on 31 March 2018. In 2022, she is based in Thousand Oaks, California.

Moreover, Catie attended Westlake High and graduated in 2010. She studied Child Development and Education at Moorpark College in 2014. Moreover, she also pursued her Child Development and Education at California State University, Northridge.

She is currently working in a preschool.

Note: Learn more about her ex-husband Jerry Mersola and his previous marriage here.

Mary Mara Family

Mary Mara has a sister named Marth Mara. She has also had a sister named Susan Mara and a brother-in-law named Scott Dailey. Furthermore, Mary had a nephew named Christopher Dailey.

Mary Mara Age At The Time Of Her Death

Mary Mara was born on 21 September 1960 in Syracuse, New York. At the time of her death, she was 61 years old.

Was Mary Mara On Instagram?

Yes, Mary Mara was available on Instagram, and here is where you can find her (@marymara7901). You can also find her on Facebook.

Mary Mara Career

Mary Mara’s career as an actor spanned over three decades. During that period, Mary landed several recurring roles in various TV shows. Some of her notable works were Criminal MindsNash BridgesNYPD BlueLaw & OrderRay DonovanThe PracticeGideon’s CrossingStar Trek: EnterpriseLostDexter, and Shameless, as well as appearances in Ally McBealJudging AmyThe West Wing7th HeavenMonkNip/Tuck, and Bones.

Mary also actively performed on stage in Kindertransport, Dream of a Common Language, Mad Forest, and Twelfth Night at Manhattan Theatre Club and the New York Shakespeare Festival.

“She specialized in complex portrayals of often-troubled characters; perhaps the most familiar was her recurring role in the 1990s of Loretta Sweet, a sympathetic, down-and-out prostitute and single mother on the NBC series, ‘ER,'” reads her obituary, which was obtained by PEOPLE.

Related FAQs

  • Where Was Mary Mara Living?

Mary Mara was living in Syracuse, New York, according to her Facebook.

  • Where Did Mary Mara Complete Her Education?

Mary Mara enrolled at San Francisco State University first. She also founded a theatre group called HART (Haight Ashbury Repertory Theatre) in Bay Area. Then, she transferred to the Yale School of Drama from which she graduated with a master’s degree in fine arts from the David Geffen School of Drama at Yale.

She also attended Corcoran HS graduate and Most Holy Rosary Church 111 Roberts Avenue Syracuse, NY.

  • How Much Was Mary Mara Net Worth?

Mary Mara’s net worth was above $800 thousand.

Note: Learn about Mary Mara’s Family here.

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