My name is Mary Reidy, and I am one of the facilitators at Stephy’s Place. I was a member of the 9/11 New Life Support Group as I grieved the loss of my youngest son, Gregg, who was 25 years old at that time. Grief and loss was not a new experience for me. My oldest son, Thomas, passed away years earlier after a long illness - he was 22.
I have learned first hand of the importance of a community of love and support with others who are going through the terrible trauma of loss. This gift of healing and support that was given to me is a gift I would like to give to others.
I have been a certified spiritual director for 16 years, and have companioned people on their faith journeys. I live with my husband, Thomas, in a retirement community. We are beyond grateful for our 2 daughters and 4 grandchildren, who live close and who bring joy to our lives every day.