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Marianne J. Geary

December 21, 1922 ~ June 29, 2019 (age 96)

Marianne J.(Ruocco) Geary, 96, of Southborough, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 29, 2019 surrounded by her family, at her home.

She was the beloved wife of Warren J. Geary who died in 1983.

 Born in Somerville, she was the daughter of the late  Lillian (Russo) and Louis Ruocco.

Marianne was a 1940 graduate of Lexington High School., and earned her BA in English Literature  in 1944 at Emmanuel College in Boston. She received her Master’s Degree in Special Education from Assumption College in 1976.

From an early age, through her participation in Girl Scouts and  4-H Club, Marianne’s dedication to

public service was evident. She and her husband, Warren J. Geary, moved to Southborough in

1950. From the very beginning, Marianne immersed herself into the community in many

activities and volunteer efforts including the School Committee, Our Father’s Table, and Friends of

the Retarded (FOR).

As a professional, Marianne changed the lives of many as a devoted educator. In addition to

over 40 years as an educator in the public schools, she dedicated the last 16 years of her

career to the boys at the Fenn School in Concord.  Her mission as an educator

was simple: never give up, no matter how daunting the task may be.

Marianne is survived by her 7  children, her 7 grandchildren, and her 4 great grandchildren.

A graveside funeral service will be held at the Southborough Rural Cemetery in Southborough on Monday, July 8. At 10:30 am

Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the American Diabetes Association American Diabetes Association, 2451 Crystal Dr.  # 900  Arlington, VA 22202. Diabetes.org

Arrangements are under the care of Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main St. Southborough,

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