Marie Grace Seminatore, a retired Teacher and Librarian at Memorial School in Burlington, passed away at her home on Monday morning, December 2, 2019. She was 95 years old.
Marie was the oldest of 8 children born to the late Gerald and Christina Seminatore. She was raised on the family farm, Maple Knoll Turkey Farm, which today is the location of Pine Haven Cemetery. The farm provide fresh produce for families in Burlington. Marie put herself through college by working on the family farm. People would stop at the farm on their way to work and place their order with Marie. She received her bachelor’s degree at State Teacher’s College in Lowell and received her master’s degree at U Mass Boston. She went on to teach fourth grade at Memorial School and then she became the school Librarian. Marie loved her job and her daily interaction with the children. She was also a Library Trustee for several years.
Marie was a very talented woman and had many interests. She loved to knit, crochet and quilt. She was also a talented artist and painted beautiful landscapes that are proudly displayed throughout the family home. Cooking was a passion for Marie. She could spend hours poring through cookbooks and loved to tackle new recipes. She never bought a loaf of bread at the store; everything was home made.
Marie was dedicated to her family and had a very close relationship with her sisters. They were inseparable. She was a devout catholic and a longtime member of St. Malachy’s Church where she and her sisters would attend 4:00 Mass every Saturday. She had a heart of gold and was always there for others. Marie will be remembered as a strong woman who had great love for her family, her faith and her community.
Marie was the beloved sister of Loretta Levasseur & her late husband Henry of Laconia, NH, Barbara Seminatore of Burlington and the late Sister Christina, Marjorie, Helen, Gerald and Robert Seminatore. Loving aunt of Linda Seminatore of Hudson, NH, Michelle Natale-Leonard & her husband Anthony of Franklin, Catherine Seminatore of ME, Christopher Levasseur of CT and Gerald Seminatore. Great aunt of Dominic Natale and Cameron Getz-Levasseur. Visiting hours will be held at the Edward V Sullivan Funeral Home, 43 Winn St., BURLINGTON (Exit 34 off Rt. 128/95 Woburn side) on Thursday, Dec. 5 from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Malachy’s Church, 99 Bedford St., Burlington at Noon. Burial to follow in Chestnut Hill Cemetery, BURLINGTON.