Newburyport — Marie E. (Belliveau) Baribeau, 82, of Newburyport and formerly of Rowley, after a long illness where she continuously beat the odds, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, October 16.
She was born in Lynn and was the daughter of the late Alfred J. and Mary O. (Gaudet) Belliveau. Marie was cared for and survived by her devoted , "she would add stubborn" husband of 64 years Leo Baribeau Sr. of Newburyport as well as her daughter Elaine Guidatis and husband Mike of Amesbury and her son Leo Baribeau Jr. of Newburyport. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Chris Kelley and wife Stacey of Scarborough, Maine, Dan Kelley and wife Heather of Salisbury, Alex and Jacob Baribeau of Haverhill and great-grandchildren, Mia and Morgan Kelley, and Savannah Kelley.
Marie worked many years at Northeast National Bank in Amesbury and volunteered at Anna Jaques Hospital. She got great joy from her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, her family was her life. The family would like to extend their gratitude to the many hospice workers from Beacon Hospice for their tireless love, support and encouragement.
ARRANGEMENTS: Family and friends may call on Thursday from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Twomey - LeBlanc and Conte Funeral Home, 193 High Street, Newburyport. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday 10:30 a.m. at the Holy Family Church in Amesbury, burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery in Newburyport. The family asks, in lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Beacon Hospice, 13 Branch Street, suite 106, Methuen, MA 01844. To leave on-line condolences please visit www.contefuneralhomes.com.