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Mrs. MaryAnn Theresa Main, 77, of Marblehead and formerly of Swampscott, passed away suddenly and peacefully on July 25, 2017, at home in the arms of her husband of 39 years, William Main, after a long battle with cancer. Born in 1940, in New York City, the only child of James and Theresa Quintiliani, she graduated from the Performing Arts High School of NY, St. Johns University in New York, received her Master's from Northeastern University, and was certified as a speech pathologist. Later she opened her hat shop, Sonnets and Bonnets, on State Street in Marblehead. Married in 1978, she moved to Marblehead along with her two children from a previous marriage, Theresa Koenke Diaz of Boulder, Colo., and the late Edmund Koenke of Marblehead.
MaryAnn was a lover of the arts, a painter, a calligraphist and a singer. She was a member of the Old North Church choir since 1979, which was her extended family that she loved and a member of the Swampscott Arts Association. The people she loved the most were her two children and her grandchildren, Leo Diaz and Adam Koenke; her husband; her late parents; and her maternal grandmother, Mary Ingellis. She is survived by many cousins and their families as well as a host of friends near and far.
There will be a wake at the Old North Church Parish Hall with light food served on Friday, September 8, from 5 to 8 p.m., and a funeral service on Saturday, September 9, at 11 a.m., also at Old North Church, 35 Washington Street, Marblehead. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Old North Church Music Patrons Fund, c/o Old North Church, 10 Stacey St., Marblehead, MA 01945. Arrangements by Eustis and Cornell of Marblehead. For additional information or online guestbook, please call or visit www.eustisandcornellfuneralhome.com.
Published on  September 5, 2017
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