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Mary Margaret Moore

December 27, 1948 - October 06, 2022

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Obituary For Mary Margaret Moore

Mary Margaret Moore, 73, of Salem, died early Thursday morning surrounded by her loving family following a one-year courageous battle, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. She was the beloved wife of Marcia A Brennan with whom they shared over 33 years of marriage.

Born in North Quincy, she was the daughter of the late George Patrick and Evelyn (Goldberg) Moore. She was raised and educated in North Quincy and was a graduate of North Quincy High School. She continued her education at Emmanuel College and received her bachelor’s degree from Bridgewater State College, and later received her master’s degree from Antioch College.

Mary Margaret had a long and distinguished career as a civil rights and social justice advocate. Her career took her all over the country, from working with FEMA to working for the Department of Mental Health in Boston and for the Independent Living Center in Salem. She worked tirelessly for civil rights and disability rights for all.

She was a member of the Danvers Fish and Game, Over the Rainbow Dinner Club, and the National Council on Independent Living as well. She was well known for her love of pink flamingos and her pink highlights in her hair. She enjoyed watching Sponge Bob, cooking, painting, reading and going on Facebook.

Besides her loving wife Marcia, she is survived by her daughter, Robin and her husband Kevin Lesher and their son Drake of South Carolina, and is also survived by her three grandchildren and four great grandchildren, the Joyce family of Cape Cod, MA, the Moore family of Missouri, the Brennan family of MA and NH, and many loving friends. She was predeceased by her brother, George Moore, her three sisters, Rita, Gail, and Sheila and by her son Thomas Gagnon, Jr.

Following cremation, visiting hours will be held on Monday, October 24, 2022 from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM followed by her Funeral Service at 1:00 PM at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St, Peabody to which relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Burial will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Peabody.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Disability Resource Center, 27 Congress St, Suite 107, Salem, MA 01970. For directions and on-line obituary, visit www.ccbfuneral.com

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24 Oct

Visitation

11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home 82 Lynn St Peabody, MA 09160 Get Directions »
24 Oct

Funeral Service

01:00 PM

Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home 82 Lynn St Peabody, MA 09160 Get Directions »
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  • 10/24/2022

    I know her not in person I never met her in person but we shared through Facebook I looked up to her she was an advocate beautiful person inside and out

  • 10/24/2022

    Memories of Mary Margaret for me...always a welcoming smile and cheerful disposition...thinking of you, Marcia, and praying for you during this tough time...

  • 10/23/2022

    We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Mary Margaret. May the special memories you made together help you through this difficult time. Mary was a very giving person and always placed the health and wellbeing of others before herself. I will always be grateful for the contributions that she made during her 20-year career as Director of the Independent Living Center of the North Shore and Cape Ann, Inc. (ILCNSCA), currently known as the Disability Resource Center (DRC). My father was a founding member of this organization, which was created with a mission to help people of all ages, with all types of disabilities overcome barriers in order to live more independently. My parents (Gil & Joan), were very proud of the work that she and Marcia performed to provide people with the assistance and resources that they need. They have both made a real difference in lot of people's lives. Our thoughts and prayers are with Marcia and her family during this difficult time. Sincerely, John Adrien Noreen Cousins

  • 10/14/2022

    I met MMM at one of NCIL's Annual Conferences, as an employee at NCIL. She was a really great person. We have been Friends on FaceBook for more than 7years. My sincere Condolences to Marcia and her family! Patricia E Gill

  • 10/12/2022

    I was Mary Margret's home care nurse, and will always remember her for the special person she was. She asked for "some earth" from my trip to Spain and Portugal, and so she was with me as I traveled. Marcia, you are in my thoughts! Love Helen

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  • The Forever Sweet Bouquet

    The Forever Sweet Bouquet was sent for Mary Margaret Moore - October 19, 2022

  • Your Light Shines

    Ann Harrison sent Your Light Shines for Mary Margaret Moore - October 15, 2022

    In our hearts always Love Rachel, Maureen, Brett and Your "BFF"

  • Sweet Moments

    Sweet Moments was sent for Mary Margaret Moore - October 15, 2022

  • 5 TREES

    Sandy H. planted 5 trees in memory of Mary Margaret Moore . - October 24, 2022

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