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Marie Moriarty

August 06, 1936 - August 29, 2022


Obituary For Marie Moriarty

Marie (Chainey) Moriarty, 86, of Peabody, died Monday August 29, 2022, surrounded by her loving family at the MGH Hospital in Boston following a brief illness. She was the devoted wife of the late Jack Moriarty.

Born in Everett, she was the daughter of the late Real and Blanche (Lessard) Chainey. She was raised and educated in Lynn and was a graduate of Lynn Classical High School, class of 1954. She has lived in Peabody for the past 62 years.

Marie was the bookkeeper for the long-standing North Shore family business, Moriarty & Gordon Flooring Superstore in Danvers for years before retiring one year ago. She also was a longtime friend of Bill W. She enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family.

Marie is survived by her seven children and their spouses, Michael and Kathy Bonaiuto of Peabody, Dennis and Judith Bonaiuto of Topsfield, Gary and Carla Gordon, David and Laura Gordon, Denise and Derek Yelle, Marla and Sean Dennehy, and Julie DeFranco, all of Peabody, her beloved 15 grandchildren, Rebecca, Christopher, and Harry Bonaiuto, Michael McGettrick, Jessica Bonaiuto, Holly Gordon-Perez, Gary R. Gordon, Zachary, Max, and Michelle Gordon and Brendan Cole, Christina Phillips, Alicia Dennehy, Theresa Dennehy-Moran, and Olivia Kerrigan. She is also survived by nine great grandchildren and many dear friends. She was predeceased by her brother Dennis Chainey.

Her funeral will be held on Saturday at 8:00 AM at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St, Peabody, followed by her Funeral Mass at 9:00 AM at St. John’s Church, Peabody to which relative and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held on Friday from 4:00 until 8:00 PM. Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Lake St, Peabody. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to the Traumatic Brian Injury Recovery or Research programs through Spalding Rehab Hospital, https://spauldingrehab.org/giving, look for Donate now/Destination (choose) ‘other’/Enter Traumatic Brain Injury Recovery/ in Honor of Gary R. Gordon, or by mail to Spaulding Rehab Hospital, 300 First Ave, Charlestown, MA 02129.

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  • 09/02/2022

    I am so sorry for the pain that this family and all Marie's friends will have to go through. The loss of a mother is life changing. You are all in my prayers

  • 09/01/2022

    My upmost deepest condolence to The Family & Friends of this wonderful women! To her children my heart is broken for you all! Such a great loss! And as for the community she so adored, my heart goes out to you all, we've lost a great advocate. Thank you Marie for all you've done for each and every one of "US". You will truly be missed, and deeply remembered! Rest In Peace now my friend. ❤️

  • 09/01/2022

    I remember going out to lunch with Marie and my sister Lorraine, at the Clam Box, then coffee at DD. Many memories of just chatting with her. She helped me out early on, and helped so many others. Hugs to the family. She will be missed

  • 09/01/2022

    Dennis, Sympathy to you and your family. May your mom rest in peace after her job well done. Peace.

  • 09/01/2022

    Marie has meant so much to me and my husband over the last 53 years. I will miss her forever and feel a great loss that I can't express. She always took time for her friends and was always there for me. She helped many, many people over the years and will be greatly missed. My sympathy to her wonderful family that I have come to know and love. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend! Thank You Marie for being who you are! Love ya always.....

  • 08/31/2022

    Marie was my first and only Mother-In-Law. I met her 43 years ago at Food Stop in West Peabody across from the fire station. As any interested mother looking to meet the girl currently dating her son Gary, she purchased a gallon of milk. I rang her up at the counter and that is where we had our first glance. From that day I fell in love with Marie, of course her son Gary along with each and every family member. I admired Marie for her quick wit and just the fact that she had 7 children, her infectious laugh when something seriously funny was discussed under that auburn chandelier above her kitchen table. I've shared a lot with this family and I was lucky to share a great relationship with Marie. Thank you for loving me all those years, I will always love you. ~ Carla Michelle Gordon

  • 08/31/2022

    So sorry to hear this news today. I send my deepest sympathies to your whole family. Marie was like a second mother to all of us neighborhood kids and I have many fond memories growing up with you all.

  • 08/31/2022

    Many moons ago, when I first came into AA, I was weak, defeated, beaten and broken. I dared to raise my hand in a meeting, and asked for help. Someone celebrating an anniversary and chairing the meeting told me to stop talking. I felt so stupid and ashamed. I wanted to just leave.. weak, beaten and broken, but I stayed. After the meeting, Marie took me by the hand, and sat with me for a while, and let me talk. She saved my life that day.... I was a stranger to her, and she saved me.

  • 08/31/2022

    Dear Marie, Rest In Peace, you raised wonderful children, you all have been part of my extended family for almost 50 years!! Charlie B.

  • 08/31/2022

    My heart is broken for Marie's family, and frieda. She had so many friends that loved her too , its just over whelming for us all for her to be gone, There is a hole in this world now! She will be so missed, so so many who knew and loved her! Marie helped me so much over the last 38 years since I knew her and talked to her, she helped so many people! My heart is totally broken for this great loss, I will never forget Marie, I am praying for all who are are mourning this great woman! There will never be another Marie Moriarty! 💔🙏

  • 08/31/2022

    Our Condolences to family . We going to miss our neighbor.


  • Divine Light

    Michael Moran sent Divine Light for Marie Moriarty - September 01, 2022

    May the warm winds of heaven blow softly upon your house. May the Great Spirit bless all who enter there. May your steps make happy tracks and may the rainbow always touch your shoulder

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