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ENCINITAS, CA - Marie E. (Dowe) Corey, 91, formerly of North Andover, passed away on Saturday February 3, 2018, at Scripps Encinitas Hospital, in Encinitas, California, following a short illness.
Marie was born in Lawrence on December 7, 1926, to Robert M. Dowe and Marie E. (Hennessey) Dowe. She was a graduate of the John R. Rollins School, Lawrence High School, class of 1944, and attended Lasell College, in Newton, Mass. Marie had worked for the former Lawrence Gas Company.
She was a longtime parishioner of St. John the Evangelist Church, in Encinitas, where she was a Eucharistic Minister, member of Altar Society, Senior Group and volunteer at the church thrift shop.
Marie was an avid sports fan, enjoyed playing bingo, working on puzzle books and being with friends and family.
She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph A. Corey, Jr., who died in 1977, her parents and brother, Robert M. Dowe Jr.
She is survived by her son, Kevin J. Corey, of Methuen; daughters, Ellen Corey Born, and her husband, Peter Born, of San Diego, California; and JoAnn Corey, of Mission Viejo, California. Brother-in-law Thomas V. Corey, and his wife, Barbara Corey, of Laurel, Maryland; several cousins, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews.
At her request, services and burial will be private. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the John Breen Memorial Funeral Home, Inc., 35 Merrimack St., North Andover, MA 01845. For more information, or to send an online condolence, please visit our website at: www.breenfuneralhome.com.
Published on February 18, 2018
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