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.