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Marie A. McGinn

January 27, 1932 - December 31, 2022


Obituary For Marie A. McGinn

Peabody – Marie A. McGinn 90, passed away on Saturday, December 31, 2022 at the Brightview Assisted Living in Danvers.

Born in Cambridge, she was the daughter of the late John J. Sr. and Anna E. (Connors) McGinn. She received her elementary and secondary education at St. John the Baptist Parochial School in Peabody and earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Education from Salem State University.

Ms. McGinn had been employed, prior to her retirement, for many years as an elementary school teacher for the Peabody school system and at the time of her retirement she was the vice-principal of the Captain Samuel Brown Elementary School in Peabody.

A lifelong resident of Peabody, Ms. McGinn was a longtime parishioner of St. John the Baptist Church in Peabody. She loved to travel, was an avid reader and enjoyed watching a good movie. She was a loving sister, aunt and friend who will be missed by all who knew her.

Ms. McGinn’s family would like to extend their gratitude to the staff at Brightview Assisted Living for their continuing care and compassion over the past two years.

Surviving her are two brothers, John J. McGinn Jr. of Peabody and James R. McGinn and his wife, Sheila of Chelmsford and eight nieces and nephews as well as several great nieces and nephews. She was also the sister-in-law of the late Jeanne McGinn.

ARRANGEMENTS: Her funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. John the Baptist Church, 17 Chestnut St., Peabody, Thursday, January 5, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours at the Conway Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody, Wednesday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Salem. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923.

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  • 01/09/2023

    Marie was an outstanding teacher and vice-principal at the Brown School. It was an honor knowing and working with her. --Helen Apostolides

  • 01/08/2023

    Miss McGinn was my Fifth Grade teacher at Samuel Brown School. I uploaded my Fifth Grade class photo which includes Marvelous Miss McGinn on the left and me in the lower right of the picture. I also uploaded the back of my report card signed by Miss McGinn. I fondly remember her as a wonderful & inspiring teacher. She gave me a Grade A or Grade B in all my courses, including math. I went on to become a published mathematician in 2016. Thank you Miss McGinn!!

  • 01/05/2023

    Marie and my late mother were lifelong friends and coworkers. Marie was such a lovely person, and I had many wonderful chats with her over the years. Condolences to her family, and may she rest in peace.

  • 01/05/2023

    Me McGinn was my fifth grade teacher at the Brown School. Like many teachers she had a positive and important effect on my life. I am grateful for her!

  • 01/03/2023

    Marie was an honored member of the Brown School family. She was an intelligent soul who never wanted to draw attention to herself. I will never forget the kind and thoughtful words of wisdom that she gave me on the day she retired. May she rest in peace. Ernie Osborne Former Principal

  • 01/02/2023

    My family had the honor of meeting up with Miss McGinn once again while our dad lived at Brightview. She was our teacher at the Brown School and we were able to share many memories and stories with her. She was such a sweet soul. The Schetrompf Family

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