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MIDDLETON - Margery T. (Shanahan) LeDuc, 77, passed away peacefully at the Kaplan House in Danvers on Thursday, January 25, 2018 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was the beloved wife of Ralph W. LeDuc.
Born in Dorchester on April 16, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Mary (McLaughlin) Shanahan and Patrick Shanahan. She was a graduate of Monsignor Ryan High School, Class of 1958 and Boston City School of Nursing, Class of 1961 where she received the prestigious Award for General Excellence in Nursing as a Registered Nurse. Margery worked as a head nurse at Boston City Hospital now Boston Medical Center and later as an intensive care unit nurse at Hunt Hospital in Danvers. She worked for the Visiting Nurse Association of the North Shore for over 30 years before retiring in 2015. In 1963, she married the love of her life and moved to Middleton where they raised their three children. Margery was dedicated to caring for the elderly in her years as a nurse. She was a lector and active member of St. Agnes Parish in Middleton. A devoted wife and mother, Margery enjoyed knitting, reading, swimming, socializing with friends, and spending time with her children and grandchildren.
In addition to her loving husband of 53 years, she is survived by her children Mary Hull- Mallory and her husband Michael Mallory of Avon, Indiana, Kathleen Gillis and her husband Frederick Gillis of Newmarket, N.H., and James LeDuc and his wife Kristen LeDuc of Merrimac. She was also the beloved grandmother of Ashley, Tyler, Elijah, Elise, Colin and Seamus. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Her funeral Mass will be held on Monday, January 29, 10:30 a.m. at St. Agnes Church, 22 Boston St. Middleton. Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, January 28, 3 to 6 p.m. at the Mackey Funeral Home, 128 S. Main St. Middleton. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Bishop Fenwick High School, 99 Margin St. Peabody.
Published on January 25, 2018
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