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.