Marie F. Dube


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Salem - Marie F. Dube, aged 89, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on August 19, 2019. Born in Salem in 1930 to John E. O'Leary and Laura (Dubois) O'Leary, Marie lived in Salem during her formative years, and graduated from St. Mary's High School in 1948.
After graduating Marie worked at B.E. Cox Leather as a secretary. In 1954 Marie met and married the love of her life, Rene P. Dube, who was five years her senior. Eventually Marie left her job at Cox Leather, and went to work as the head clerk in the school department in Salem until her retirement, at least 25 years later.
Marie was a devout catholic, and was a parishioner at St. James parish in Salem her entire life. When not raising her children or working, Marie loved to knit, cook wonderful meals for her family, play bingo, and visit Foxwoods to play slots. After Rene died in 1987, Marie ended up getting together every Wednesday night with a group of other widows to take turns fixing dinner.
Marie is survived by her daughter Joanne Raby and her husband Stephen of Salem, Mass.; her daughter Judith Dube of Lexington, Ky.; her son Kenneth Dube and his wife Monica of Billerica, Mass.; her son David Dube and his wife Robin of Peabody, Mass.; her grandchildren, Stephanie Raby of Rowley, Mass.; Capt. Mark Dube of Raleigh, N.C.; Courtney Dube of Dorchester, Mass.; Devin Dube of Salem, Mass., and Taylor Dube of Peabody, Mass.; along with many nieces and nephews. Marie was predeceased by her loving husband Rene Dube; and her siblings Edmund O'Leary, Thomas O'Leary, William O'Leary, James O'Leary, and Dorothy (O'Leary) Flynn.
Visiting hours will take place on Friday, August 23, 2019, from 9 to 11 a.m., at the Murphy Funeral Home. A funeral service will take place following the visiting hours at 11 a.m. at the Murphy Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675. For more information or online guestbook, please visit, or call 978-744-0497.
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Published on August 21, 2019
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Ann crean Harrison
Aug 24, 2019
So sorry to hear of Marie’s passing. I have such fond memories of joining Marie my mother Margaret , and Clair on a few of their Monday Tuesday night dinners. Marie was always the first to leave. As she put it “Chew and Screw” she always had someplace to go.
Such energy and such fun.
Jim and Beverly McChesney
Aug 21, 2019
With special hugs to Judy on the loss of her dear mother, and with sympathy, love and light to all Ms Duby’s beloveds. May her journey be fleet, and may your hearts be filled with joyful memories of her.
Beth Powers
Aug 21, 2019
Dear Judy and family,
I'm very sorry to hear of your Mom's passing.
Please accept my heartfelt sympathy and condolences.
Richard Stafford
Aug 21, 2019
Dear Dube Family,
I'm so sorry to hear of your mom's decease. Her laugh will continue to ring in my head as the years go by. She was always welcoming, and we had the best Place ever to grow up with so many caring, loving (and watchful) adults to guide us.