WILMINGTON, MA — Marion P. Nee (Foley), age 89, a life-long resident of Wilmington, died peacefully on August 3, 2017, at the Winchester Hospital.
Marion was born at home in Wilmington on March 31, 1928; she was the dear daughter of George and Rose Foley. She was raised in a large and loving family in Wilmington and was a graduate of Wilmington High School with the Class of 1946. In her younger years, Marion, was very athletic; she was a talented swimmer and loved to go walking. As the years passed and she couldn’t walk as far, Marion could be found on her scooter going about town, doing her errands, and meeting people.
Marion married her “sweetheart” William Nee on June 26, 1954; the couple spent many wonderful years together prior to his passing in October of 2006. Marion and Bill raised a terrific family; they really enjoyed spending time with their children and grandchildren.
Marion worked at the Winchester Hospital for many years and was a volunteer at the hospital for more than twenty years. Marion’s love of people, her kindness and her compassion made her a favorite among the patients, their families, and her co-workers.
In her spare time, Marion enjoyed gardening and bird watching. She was an avid reader and a life-long learner; there was always something new that she was discovering. Marion was also very talented when it came to crocheting and she made countless prayer shawls for the patients at Winchester Hospital.
Marion will be fondly remembered as quite a lady; she really enjoyed being with people and was always doing something for someone. Marion loved her family and friends with all her heart and she will be greatly missed.
Marion was the beloved wife of the late Ret. Wilmington Fire Department Lieutenant William P. Nee, devoted mother of Christopher Nee & wife Cheryl of Eaton, NH, Elizabeth Hunt of Melbourne, FL, James Nee of Madrid, Spain and Judith Bromander & husband Roy of Salem, NH. Loving “Mimi” of Caitlin R. DiVincenzo & husband Andrew of Dracut, William C. Nee & wife Christine of Wilmington, Daniel R. Hunt of Palo Alto, CA, Leigh Ann E. Hunt of Melbourne, FL, Stefanie R. Bromander of West Hartford, CT, Kyle P. Bromander of Salem, NH and Great-Grandchildren Braden & Connor Nee and Brianna DiVincenzo. Dear daughter of the late George A. and Rose E. (Cottreau) Foley, sister of Phyllis Ellenwood of Naperville, IL, Robert Foley of Pelham, NH, the late George, Joseph, Lawrence, Thomas and Irene Foley. Marion is survived by her brother-in-law John Nee of Billerica as well as many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Monday, August 7th for Visitation from 9:30-11:45 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian burial in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 12:00 noon. Interment will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.
In lieu of flowers donations in Marion’s memory may be made to the Commission for the Blind, 600 Washington St., Boston, MA 02111.
(NOTE: The above obituary is from Nichols Funeral Home.)
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