Lawrence, MA — Marie A. (O'Brien) Wetmore, 88, of Lawrence, passed away peacefully July 3, at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Lawrence, and was the daughter of the late Frank and Edith (Thompson) O'Brien. Marie was raised in Lawrence and attended the Bruce School and Lawrence High School, Class of 1942, and continued her education at Lawrence General Nursing School, Class of 1945. While attending nursing school, she was a member of the U. S. Cadet Nurse Corps. Marie continued her nursing career at the Lawrence General Hospital for 26 years, and then for Dr. Mallen for 18 years, prior to retirement. She was also a member of the Lawrence General Nursing School Alumni Association, which she served as past president, and was a devoted parishioner for 60 years of St. Patrick's Parish in South Lawrence.
Marie is predeceased by her husband of 55 years, Gordon W. Wetmore, and is survived by four children, Richard D. Wetmore and his wife, Kathleen of Methuen, Janet L. Nardi and her husband, Dominick of West Hartford Conn., William Wetmore and his wife, Rosemarie of Andover, Mary W. Wetmore of Salem, Mass.; five grandchildren, Jennifer, Nathaniel, Kristin, Andrea, and Reed; a sister, Helen Kenyon of Minneapolis, Minn.; and many loving nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends may call Monday, July 8, from 4 to 8 p.m., at the Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home, 233 Lawrence St., in Methuen. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Tuesday July 9, at 11 a.m., at St Patrick's Church in Lawrence, with burial to follow at St. Mary Immaculate Cemetery in Lawrence. In lieu of flowers, donations in Marie's honor may be made to Merrimack Valley Hospice, 360 Merrimack St., Bldg. 9, Lawrence, MA 01843, or http//www.merrimackvalleyhospice.org/. The Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Wetmore family for allowing us to assist them with the arrangements. www.pollardfuneralhome.com.