Haverhill — Marie L. Cleary passed away peacefully on Monday, May 5, 2014, after a brief illness.
She was predeceased by her husband, James P. Cleary, Jr. in 1984 and is survived by her seven children, James P. (Jay) Cleary, III and his wife, Frances of Burlington, Mass., Joseph A. Cleary and his wife, Susan of Haverhill, Mary Jane Proulx and her husband, Thomas of Dover, N.H., John G. Cleary and his wife, Cheryl of Groveland, Anne Marie (Mimi) Colwell and her husband, Charles of Holden, Maine, Ruth E. Sharpe and her husband, David of Foxboro, Mass., Dorothy (Dody) Pelosi and her husband, Francis of Jacksonville, Fla., and 10 grandchildren. She leaves a sister, Anne Marguerite Geitz of Simsbury, Conn., as well as several nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her calling hours on Thursday, May 8, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home, 106 Summer St., Haverhill. Her funeral will be held on Friday, May 9, 10 a.m. from the funeral home followed by a funeral Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. at St. James Church, 185 Winter St., Haverhill. Interment will follow in the St. James Cemetery, Haverhill. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Pregnancy Care Center, 496 Main St., Haverhill, MA 01830, or to the St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. James Parish, 6 Cottage St., Haverhill, MA 01830. To view her complete obituary or to send a condolence to her family, please visit www.farmerfuneralhomes.com.