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Mary T. (Fanning) Marshall

Mary T. (Fanning) Marshall, 90, of Western Avenue, Essex, died Monday, May 4, 2015 in the Beverly Hospital following her brief illness. She was the wife of the late James R. Marshall.

Born in Boston March 22, 1925, the daughter of Anna Fanning, she was raised in Boston and was a graduate of St. Joseph’s Academy in Boston. Married in 1946, the Marshalls made their home and started a family in Boston, relocating to her Essex home in 1952. For many of these years she was employed as a nurse’s aide with the Visiting Nurse Association. In retirement she continued to serve as a private duty nurse.

She had a keen interest in politics, and with her late husband enjoyed many hours afield birdwatching.

Mrs. Marshall was a communicant St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Essex.

She is survived by two sons, John W. Marshall of Essex and Bruce R. Marshall of Georgetown, and  a daughter, Maureen A. Marshall of Peabody.

Private arrangements are under the direction of the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich. Memorial contributions in her name may be made to the Visiting Nurse Association Of North Shore, 8 Angle St, Gloucester, MA 01930-3608.

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