North Andover, MA — Mrs. Marjorie "Marge" (Buckley) Woodworth, 90, of North Andover, formerly of Lawrence, passed away on June 6, 2013, at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill. She was the widow of Ronald G. Woodworth who died in 1994.
She was born February 23, 1923, in Lawrence, to the late John and Margaret (Carney) Buckley. Mrs. Woodworth graduated from Saint Mary's High School and Bradshaw Business School in Lawrence. Mrs. Woodworth was a communicant of Saint Augustine's Church in Lawrence, and of Saint Michael's Church in North Andover.
She worked for many years at the Massachusetts Department of Employment Security. She was a lifetime member of the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, Division 8 of Lawrence and was awarded Irishwoman of the Year in 1993, a member of the Guild of Poor Clare, Andover and the Moving On Club. She loved spending time with her family and friends at various functions, family parties and at the beach.
Family members include her brother, John J. Buckley and his wife, Patricia Ann, of Chelmsford; sister, Mary V. Haynes of Lawrence; nieces and nephews, Dr. George J. Haynes and his wife, Sharon, of Kirtland, Ohio, Thomas R. Haynes and his wife, Janis, of Salem, N.H., Eileen Loucraft and her husband, Brian, of Nashua, N.H., James J. Buckley and his wife, Nancy, of Atkinson, N.H., Patrick J. Buckley and his wife, Gia, of Plaistow, N.H.; as well as several grandnieces and nephews. She is also survived by her best friend, Peg Lopiano of North Andover.
She was predeceased by her husband, Ronald G. Woodworth; sisters, Dorothy Kiley, Winifred and Virginia Buckley and her brothers-in-law, George J. Haynes and Frank C. Kiley.
The family would like to thank the staff of the Mary Immaculate Healthcare Center and Merrimack Valley Hospice House for the care they have provided to Marjorie over the course of her illness.
ARRANGEMENTS: A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, June 10, 2013, at 10 a.m. in St. Michael's Church, 196 Main St., North Andover, MA. Burial will folllow in St. Mary's Cemetery in Lawrence, MA. Family and friends may call on Sunday, June 9, 2013, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the John Breen Memorial Funeral Home, Inc., 35 Merrimack St., North Andover, MA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Marjorie's name to the Merrimack Valley Hospice House, 360 North Ave., Haverhill, MA 01830. To send an online condolence or for more information, please go to www.breenfuneralhome.com.