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October 6, 2013

Mary L. (Murach) Cikacz, 94

Salem, NH — Mary L. (Murach) Cikacz, 94, of Salem, N.H., died on Friday at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House, Haverhill, Mass. She was born in Lawrence, Mass., where she grew up and was educated. She was a resident of Salem for the past 34 years. Mary was an assembler for Western Electric in North Andover, Mass. She was a member of St. Matthew’s Parish in Windham, N.H., and was a very prayerful and holy woman. Family was her life, and she gave unconditional love to her husband, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and all her friends. She had the most beautiful smile, even at her worst. She was predeceased by her husband, Fred Cikacz; her son, Fred J. Cikacz; her twin daughters, who died at birth; and her siblings, Edward and Matthew Murach, and Nellie Janowski. She is survived by her daughter, Marcia and her husband, Paul Healey of Salem; her son, Joe and his wife, Beverly Cikacz of Methuen, Mass.; her grandchildren, Kathleen and her husband, John Tilton, Paul T. Healey, Lynne and her husband, Samuel Tilton, Eric and his wife, Kathryn Cikacz, and Jarod Cikacz; her great-grandchildren, Samuel Tilton, Daniel Tilton, Amelia Cikacz, Ryan Cikacz, Christopher McCartney, and Seann McCartney; several nieces and nephews, including Maryanne Murach, who showed Mary great devotion.

ARRANGEMENTS: Calling hours will be on Tuesday, October 8, from 8 to 10 a.m., at the Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main Street, Salem. A funeral Mass will follow at 10:30 a.m., at St. Matthew’s Parish, Windham. Burial will follow in Bellevue Cemetery, Lawrence. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Merrimack Valley Hospice House, 360 North Ave., Haverhill, MA 01830, or to St. Matthew’s Parish, 2 Searles Rd., Windham, NH 03087. To send a message of condolence to the family, please view the obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com.