Mary “Marie” Fleming

May 4th, 2015

Mary Fleming, fondly known as Marie to her family and friends passed away on Sunday, May 3, 2015, after a long period of declining health at the Lowell General Hospital. She was 91 years of age.

Marie was born in Lexington, MA, on February 10, 1924; she was the cherished daughter of the late William J. and Mary (Mahoney) Fleming. Marie was the only daughter and the youngest of a family of eight siblings.
Marie lived 85 years of her life in North Wilmington and she attended Wilmington Public Schools.

Prior to retiring in 1992, Marie worked as a Nurses’ Attendant at the Tewksbury Hospital for more than 25 years.

Marie was predeceased by her seven brothers William, John, Christopher, Richard, Joseph, Robert, and Thomas Fleming. She was the last surviving member of the Fleming Family in her generation.

She is survived by her loving nieces and nephews; Charles Fleming of Wilmington, JoAnn Bushong and Elizabeth Milner both of New Hampshire, Maureen Chorlton of Pennsylvania, John Fleming of Delaware, Joseph Fleming of North Carolina, Paul Fleming of Alabama, Christeen Cantrell of Texas, Christopher Fleming and Richard Fleming both of Arizona, Pat Brewer and William Fleming both of California. Marie was predeceased by her nephew James Fleming; twin of Joseph Fleming. Marie leaves behind her sister-in-law Claire Troy of Wilmington as well as her cousins Mary Starr of Wakefield, Betty Doran of Winchester and Sister Marie Mahoney of Holyoke.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Friday, May 8th for Visiting Hours from 9:00-11:00 a.m. immediately followed by a Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m. Interment will take place in Westview Cemetery, Lexington.

The Fleming family would like to thank the Lowell General Hospital Staff for their superb care while Marie was a patient of theirs, the Town and Country Nursing Home in Lowell for their excellent care over the last year, and for the Home Instead Health Care Agency in Chelmsford for nearly 5 years of home care that abled Marie to live in her house which she had resided in for over 85 years.


9 Entries in Guest Book for “Mary “Marie” Fleming”

  1. Gail & Vincent Sinkevicius says:

    Marie was fortunate to have her nephew Charlie who lovingly took care of her for many years!

  2. Melanie Narekiewicz says:

    Marie was blessed to have her nephew Charlie in her life.
    Saying a pray for your family.

  3. Paul Fleming says:

    Norma and I are unable to be present at the funeral. However, I had great memories of Aunt Marie. As a child and as an adult visiting with her provided me with fantastic memories. She will be sorely missed.

  4. Bill "Billie" Fleming says:

    My first recollection of Aunt Marie, was riding in the basket of her bicycle , on Royal street.
    She was an inspiration for women, especially who was the youngest and only daughter of 8!
    Marie never” beat around the bush”, if she didn’t like something she told you.
    Aunt Marie took care of my cousins Joseph and James Fleming like they were her own sons.
    I will miss my Favorite Aunt Marie!
    A lot of people know how my cousin, Charlie Fleming, watched over Aunt Marie after her Mother died, but Charlie took care of Marie until she passed away. Charlie was Her best friend,sounding board, caregiver,and did what ever was necessary to make her life better–Thank You Charlie!!

  5. Charles Fleming says:

    There is so much to say about a loved on who lived to be 91 years old. Marie was my Aunt and happened to live next door to me in the home that her parents built in 1930.Marie was only 18 when her father died. That was in 1942
    during world war two. At that time four of her brothers enlisted into the service leaving her with her mother.Marie became the caretaker for her mother until she died in 1975. She could not have been more dedicated to her. Marie also helped raise my cousins Joseph and James. When I came along she helped care for me when my mother and father worked. She worked hard all her life. Her and her mother raised chickens to support themselves from the sale of eggs and poultry to the neighbors. When she got older and started to show the signs of old age there was no brothers left for her.They had all passed,most of them at young ages. So now it was time that she needed care. I assumed that responsibility and helped her as much as one could. I can say that she dedicated her life to others and she deserved the same in her time of need. It wasn’t easy to say the least but
    I did the very best I could. I have no regrets that I looked after her until the very end. Now she is at peace in heaven with all of her family.

  6. Friends at Town and Country Health Care Center says:

    She will be missed so much by so many. It was an honor to know and care for her during this last year. She made so many laugh and smile. She and her family became a wonderful part of our family. The friends she made here will deeply miss her.

  7. Maureen Chorlton says:

    Aunt Marie….as my father Chris used to say “she was a character.” I remember those rides from RI as a kid to visit the family in Wilmington…..Those were the days.

    Charlie, you know I can’t be there tomorrow but you, Elizabeth and Joanne are in my thoughts and prayers tomorrow as you honor Marie’s liife. She’ll be with her Mother, Father and all her brother keeping them all hopping – and you know what I mean.

    Thank you for taking such good care of Marie!! Your cousins appreciated all that you did for her and I know at times it wasn’t easy.

    My love to you all!

  8. Elizabeth Milner (Fleming) says:

    Ah yes Auntie Marie you never knew what would come out of her mouth. Yes she was very blunt.I remember when she was going for her drivers license she had a stick shift buggy, she would practice with and I also then one day I went into the clothes line opps. she never had enough radios as I recall. I had a lot of good yrs with her. When she got her license I took a drive with her ,and that was the last ride I felt like I was getting jerked back and forth the way she had her foot on the gas holly cow. Oh and her squirrel she used to feed ,she would ask about him. Well now shes gonna stir the pot up there watch out. I will miss her very much. Love Liz

  9. Bruce Gordon says:

    both Syvia and I want to express our sincere condolances on Marie’s passing, She was an awesome woman, and what a blessing for her to have you in her life, now she’s in paradise with her brothers, May you be blessed for all the good you did for her.

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