Mary A. (Holland) Wilson, 73, of Newburyport passed away on Saturday, January 18, 2020 surrounded by her loving family after a long period of failing health. Mary was born in Chelsea MA on August 20,1946. Her family moved to Rowley, MA, where she grew up in a large and boisterous household where there was always room for one more. She then raised her children in the same neighborhood surrounded by much of her family. She attended Rowley Public Schools and Georgetown High School. Mary worked a variety of jobs throughout her life but primarily was a Nursing Assistant at the old Cable Hospital in Ipswich, Danvers State Hospital, and Caldwell Nursing Home. Her primary focus was raising her three children. After the children left home, Mary and her husband Ken moved to Newburyport where they have resided for the last twenty years.
Mary is survived by her loving husband Ken, with whom she celebrated a 50th Anniversary in August; daughters Kathlene (Paul) Keller of Amesbury, MA and Donna (Scott) Borucki of Danville, NH, and son Ken Jr. (Jennifer) of Salem, MA; her pride and joy, was her 6 grandsons and 6 great-grandsons, with whom she loved spending time and spoiling them with presents that could never wait for Christmas. She is also survived by two sisters Elizabeth (Thomas dec'd) Tagg of Seabrook, NH and Helen (Daniel) Thistlewood of Baileyville, ME and two brothers Frank (Mark) Russo of East Machias, ME and Joseph Russo of Florida, numerous nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews and a huge extended family. Mary was predeceased by her mother and father Winnifred (Holland) and Frank Russo Sr., brothers Edward and Michael Newnan, infant daughter Paula Perley and infant twin sons.
Services will be held on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 2:00 pm at Roberts Funeral Home, 14 Independent St, Rowley, MA. A celebration of life will follow at the Rowley VFW. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St Jude's Children's Research Hospital or the charity of one's choice.
The family would like to extend their gratitude to the nurses at Care Dimensions, specifically Sandra, Betty, Ann and Sarah, along with her primary caretakers this past 6 weeks, Colleen and Kayla who made our lives easier during a difficult time.
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