DeLucia, Mary Anne

March 2nd, 2010

Mary Anne (Connors) DeLucia, age 62, of Wilmington, died Tuesday, March 2, 2010, at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington following a courageous battle with cancer.

Born in Boston, MA on August 4, 1947, Mary Anne was the cherished only child of Victor and Josephine (DiGregorio) Connors. Mary Anne grew up in Revere until the age of 13 and moved to Wilmington in 1960, she was a graduate of Wilmington High School Class of 1965. She went on to continue her education at University of Massachusetts Amherst. Mary Anne married Richard DeLucia on June 9, 1968, celebrating over 41 years of marriage.

Together Mary Anne and Richard had two sons Richard and Matthew and they were the world to their mother.

Prior to her illness, Mary Anne worked at T. J. Maxx in Wilmington for several years.

Mary Anne will be fondly remembered by family and friends as an avid reader, doll collector, for her sense of humor, friendliness, devotion to her family and friends, she loved to travel with her husband Richard especially to Wells, ME, and most notably her special bond with her grandchildren who she idolized and cherished every moment spent with them. She will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her.

Mary Anne was the beloved wife of Richard DeLucia of Wilmington, devoted mother of Richard A. DeLucia & his wife Denise M. of Walpole, Matthew P. DeLucia & his wife Jamie B. of Fayetteville, NC, loving “Nana” of Brooke, Kaitlyn, Ryan, Tyler, Isabel, Thomas, and Joshuah, dear sister-in-law of Michael A. DeLucia & his wife Gail of Billerica and Patti DeLucia of Wilmington, Mary Anne is also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, her dear friend Ruthann Soderholm of Wilmington as well as many other close friends.

Family and Friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Sunday, March 7th for visitation from 2-6 p.m. with a time of sharing at 6:00 p.m.

Her Funeral Service will take place at the Funeral Home on Monday, March 8th at 10:00 a.m. Interment will take place in the family lot at Wildwood Cemetery.

Memorial donations in Mary Anne’s name may be made to St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church, 4 Forest St., Wilmington, MA 01887 or to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney St., Boston, MA 02215.


12 Entries in Guest Book for “DeLucia, Mary Anne”

  1. Patti DeLucia says:

    Mary Anne was such a kind, gentle, good soul. The world is a much drearier place for losing her. And, I’ve lost one of my dearest friends.

    I love you and will miss you terribly, Mary Anne.

  2. Mark Silva says:

    Mary Anne was a very dear cousin, she always made me feel loved and was such a sincere individual, she was adored by many of our family members and I will miss her warmth and her generous ways.

    I love you and will miss you so much, Mary Anne.

  3. mary barchard says:

    maryanne was not only my niece,but also my friend.
    iloved her very much
    i will miss her very much,but i,ll never forget her

    rest in peace maryanne

  4. Vince and Jane Pallazola says:

    Rich and family, we are so sorry to hear about Mary Anne. We are happy that we got to see her in January, and our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Vin Jane and family

  5. Patrick and Lynn Pettit says:

    We were so saddened to hear the news. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire DeLucia family.

  6. Diane DiLeo says:

    Richie, Ricky and Matthew.

    Mary Anne was one of the sweetest people I was fortunate to know and love. Her eyes just sparkled when she talked to you and had the best smile I will always remember.

    The Lord only takes those He knows are prepared and have done the work here on earth He has planned for them. Our suffering here is that preparation.

    Her spirit and soul now lives on in a heavenly place. There is no longer any pain just heavenly bliss.

    I will miss her.

    Love to you all.

    Cousin Diane

  7. Kay & Al. Durost says:

    We will miss you at our breakfast meetings. Your wonderful sense of humor was a thing of joy, and your gentle laugh was a delight to hear. You are now safely in the hands of Our Lord.

  8. Carol Gardner says:

    Richard, Ricky, Matthew & Family:

    Mary Anne will truly be missed by everyone. She was such a compassionate and loving lady, always with a compliment when she spoke with you.

    I know the sadness you all feel. Please find peace in your memories and smile often when you think of her. She will never be forgotten as long as you carry her in your hearts forever.


  9. Gleason family says:

    It is safe to say, that I am completely speechless. My heart aches for the whole family and all of her friends. I guess my clearest memory of Maryanne, is how much she missed and loved her grandchildren. She was an example to all grandparents , on enjoying them each and every day. So, thank you for giving her that chance.

    God has some really nice people with him now. anita

  10. Pauline Lane says:

    We are so sorry for your loss of Mary Anne. Gentleness & sweetness. That seems to sum up her whole personality. I will always remember our lunch hours together at TJ’s and her love of shopping. I am so glad I got to see her at Patti’s retirement celebration at St. E’s. God Bless you Mary Ann!

  11. John & Franny Gouveia says:

    Richard, Ricky, Matthew & family

    “We know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love”

    MaryAnne was a kind & wonderful person and we are all better for knowing & loving her. She will truly be missed. You are all in our thoughts & prayers.

    Cousin Franny & Framily

  12. Jannette Glancy says:

    Michael and Gail:
    We are so sorry to hear that Mary Anne has passed away. Please accept our sincere sympathy to you and the DeLucia families.
    Jannette and Jack Glancy

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