LEOMINSTER --- Mary Lucy (Martino) Mann, 92 years old of Leominster, passed away Sunday, January 17, 2021.
Mary was born March 28, 1928, in Leominster, the daughter of Giovanni and Filomena Martino who emigrated from Italy in the early 1900s from Forgia, Italy, and was a lifelong resident of Leominster.
She is survived by her four children, daughter, Donna & husband William Marien of West Palm Beach, Fl., daughter Patricia & husband George Edwards of Yarmouth Port, MA, son Edward Mann of Westminster, and son Kenneth and wife Christine Mann of Leominster. Her six grandchildren; Maryjane & husband Shawn Bourgault of Fitchburg, MA, Richard Martel & wife Jacqueline of Las Vegas, NV, Alan Mann & fiancé Maddy Edwards of Standish, ME, Nisa Christie Mann & husband Jay of West Yarmouth, MA., Luke & Brett Mann of Leominster, MA. Four great grandchildren; Jenna Bourgault of Fitchburg, MA, William, Emma, and Jillian Martel of West Palm Beach, FL.
She is predeceased by her son, Alan Mann, who passed away in 1968, and her late husband Luke P. Mann in 2007, whom she was married to for 57 years. She was the youngest of five siblings, and is predeceased by her four older brothers, Emillio (Curley) Martino, Amedio Martino, Arnold Martino, and Joseph Martino. She recently lost two of her long- time friends, Yolande Picard of Ashby MA, and Joanne Marcoux of Leominster, MA.
Mary worked in St. Leo’ s parochial school cafeteria, while her children attended school there. She then moved on to an executive secretary position at Borden Chemical in Leominster, where she worked for over 20 years receiving many employee awards, before retiring in 1985. After retiring, she kept busy cooking and baking for friends and neighbors. Her friends at the CVS on Central St will miss her Italian cookies and homemade candies, as well as, all her friends at the local Market Basket and Leominster library. She was an avid reader, which made her a regular visitor to the Leominster Library. Mary donated a historical photo from the 1920’s, which is on display in the Main Lobby.
She was a huge Red Sox fan and never missed watching a game, whether it was the East coast or West coast. The Red Sox have lost one of their #1 fans. She also loved working around the yard, and filling her bird feeders every morning at her home on Pleasant St., where she has lived since 1958.
Thank you to her neighbor Jean Darmanin, who helped her with medical appointments and shopping in recent months.
She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend and will be dearly missed.
A celebration of her life will be held at a future date, when it is once again safe to do so.
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