Mary Ann Hoomis,
63, loving wife of George Hoomis, died peacefully in her Ipswich home on
November 27, 2018 after a long battle with Pulmonary Fibrosis and related
Born on April 13, 1955 in Lynn, she was the
daughter of the late James and Mary (Dalton) Daly. She married George
Hoomis in 1974.
She waitressed for several years at the
Porthole Pub in Lynn until her 1984 move to Ipswich, when she soon went to
work for the U.S. Postal Service, from which she retired.
Mary Ann enjoyed fishing, gardening, and giant
pumpkin growing. She was a director of the New England Giant Pumpkin
Growers Association and editor of the NEGPGA News Letter.
She really enjoyed organizing and hosting
the NEGPGA winter Luncheon and Summer Picnic, but her greatest enjoyment
was spending time with family and friends.
Those who knew Mary Ann personally knew
that at heart she was a caretaker who spent her life ensuring that others,
family, friends, or strangers, had whatever they needed to be as happy and
healthy as possible.
She believed that a good deed should be
performed every day.
She was a
friend of Bill W.
On October 28,
2018 her family and friends hosted a fundraiser to assist with expenses
related to Mary Ann’s illness. The event was attended by hundreds of
friends and family, many of whom shared the positive impact Mary Ann had
on their lives, and gave both time and funds generously. It was an amazing
celebration of Mary Ann and her family; and they are more grateful than
could ever be expressed for the outpouring of love and support on that
day. The family would like to thank the hundreds of friends and family
that came out to support Mary Ann throughout her illness and hospice for
their support and dedication.
In addition to her husband she is survived by
two daughters, Sara Hoomis-Tracy and her husband Michael Tracy of Rowley,
and Mary Katina Hoomis and her fiancé Chris Hayden of Haverhill, and her
grandchildren Hayden and Amelia Tracy.
She also leaves her brothers Tom Daly and
his wife Donna of Lynnfield, and Dan Daly and his wife Tammy of Oregon,
her sister Colleen Beal of Londonderry, NH, nine nieces and nephews, and
her beloved dog Moxie.
Please be advised that her Celebration of Life
service has been relocated, and will be held 11 a.m. on Monday, December
3 in the Coolidge Hall, Topsfield Fairgrounds, Route 1, Topsfield.
Family and friends are cordially invited. Interment will be private. In
lieu of flowers, her family requests to please register as an organ
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