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Mary Anne Arabian
August 1, 1937 ~ December 26, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old
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Mary Anne Arabian, originally of Reading, MA, passed away on December 26, 2023. The daughter of Mesrob and Sarah Arabian, Mary Anne was a graduate of Cathedral High School in Boston, Holy Cross and a 1959 graduate of Boston State Teachers’ College (now Univ. of Mass.)
An elementary school teacher in Wakefield for 34 years, she later earned a MA from Northeastern University and also went on to Boston University for accreditation as a school librarian.
Mary Anne felt she was blessed with an extended family of cousins. Nancy Drainville and her husband Ben, Vincent Lipomi, David Drainville and his fiancée Judith Fleming, Deborah Hovey and her husband John, Judith Meaney and her husband Jack, Mary George, Jack George, and Frank George. She especially enjoyed the most recent additions: Lindsey and Jacob Hovey, Aiden Hekesy, Jon Ethan George, and Cameron Lyles.
She loved to travel in the U.S. and Europe with her friends and cousins. Her two favorite sports were basketball and baseball. She was an avid Celtics and Red Sox fan and held Celtic season tickets for many years.
Everyone knew Mary Anne had an affinity for dogs, especially her faithful furry companion Cookie. During her daily walks, she would supply the neighborhood dogs with treats.
Family and friends are cordially invited to celebrate Mary Anne’s Life at the Cota Funeral Home, 335 Park St., North Reading (Corner of Park St. and Rt. 28 at the Reading Line) on Saturday, January 6th, 2024 at 10:30am.
Prior to the service, a visitation will be held from 10am to 10:30am.
Burial will be in Forest Glade Cemetery, Wakefield.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Mary Anne's Memory to a Charity of One's Choice.