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MaryKate Ross

April 20, 1965 - July 03, 2022

MaryKate Ross

April 20, 1965 - July 03, 2022


Obituary For MaryKate Ross

PEABODY - MaryKate Ross passed away peacefully on July 3rd, 2022 after a long and courageous battle with Parkinson’s Disease.

MaryKate was born and brought up in Salem, Mass and attended local schools going on to pursue her love of art at Butera School of Design and Montserrat in Beverly, Mass.
MaryKate worked at GE in Lynn for many years however her true passion was her love of creating mixed media designs. She was proficient in pen and ink, acrylics, sculpture, charcoal, pastels and enjoyed showcasing her work at various venues on the North Shore.

MaryKate was predeceased by her parents, Jack and Marge Ross and her brother Chuck Ross. She is survived by her beloved boyfriend Calvin Anderson with whom she shared twenty-four years, an affinity for motorcycles, antique cars and tending a beautiful garden. She also leaves behind her sisters, Judy Savignano, Elizabeth Ross, Margaret Dufour and her husband George, her brothers, John Ross, Michael Ross, her sister-in-law Darlene Ross. MaryKate is also survived by many nieces and nephews as well her dear lifelong friends.

ARRANGEMENTS: Services will be held at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn Street, Peabody on Saturday, July 9th, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Internment will be immediately following at Greenlawn Cemetery, 57 Orne St, Salem, MA. A celebration of MaryKate’s life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in her name can be made to: The Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) Coalition, 7918 Jones Branch Drive #300, McLean, VA 22102 Tel: 866-737-4999. Website: support.multiplesystematrophy.org.

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  • Hello again Cal, Well, I don't know what to say except that I am so sorry you have lost her. MaryKate was God's Miracle on Earth. What a fabulous creative life she lead. She and God worked together as one. She fought for a long time and you Cal stood valiantly beside her. You both should be proud of your life together with no regrets. The only consolation now is that she is back with God again and with her people in Heaven. I sincerely believe that there is a reward in Heaven for what people go through in this world. I am also sure that as I write, she is still watching lovingly over you Cal try to pull yourself together -- as I am sure she would have wanted that. Your friend, Joe T. ps If you need anything please call or write.

  • MK, you have left an everlasting impression in some many ways. I love you my sister. Your memory will always live in all of us. Until we see each other again...love you! Cal, my sincere condolences. You have been a true guardian for MK and I love you! Sending love and hugs from Florida. Love Always & Forever.

  • My deepest condolences on the passing of Mary Kate. She truly is an angel in heaven now. Blessings to all and may you find comfort in the wonderful memories you have. Love, Lisa Furnari

  • Ross family and Cal we are very sorry for you loss. Rick and Joanne McGarvey

  • Saw the obit notice in the Salem News. The name struck a bell, as did the photo. Did MaryKate work for a short time in the 1980s at Impressions One Printing Co. in Marblehead? she would have been around 19 or 20. Someone please contact me if you know this to be true. Thank you. Richard Symmes ellis1947@comcast.net

  • Be bright and continue to shine. With lots of love. Andrea Furnari Manni ❤️

  • Glad to have know you! You left me with memories of GE and visiting in Wells ME. May you Rest In Peace! Some day we'll meet again in heaven!

  • My sympathy to you all on the loss of your sister. Beth has spoken frequently about her. You can all be proud of the love you all gave her.

  • Her light and love will forever be with you.

  • To John my dear friend, all the Ross family and Cal, please know that those of us who love you share your loss. With heartfelt sympathy, Joanne MacInnis

  • Ross family - I'm so sorry about MaryKate. Just know she's at peace & no more pain. Remember the good times.

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