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Obituary for Marie Treacy

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Marie-Pearl (DuFault) Treacy, of Boxborough, after a long illness, passed away peacefully the evening of March 30, 2024, surrounded by her family.

Born on February 8, 1940, in Rochester, New Hampshire, to Margret (Leach) and Jacque DuFault, Marie-Pearl spent her early childhood in Wakefield, Massachusetts, and later in Lowell, Massachusetts, with her sister Rosalee (Kostorowski).

After graduating from Lowell Commercial College, Marie worked at Hanscom Air Force Base where she met her husband, John Treacy. Soon after being married they moved to Japan for three years and then to California. The couple finally settled in Boxborough, where they resided for the next 50 years and raised two sons and a daughter.

Marie was a woman of deep faith and was involved in the church as a teacher, a eucharistic minister and in church groups. Marie spent many years as a foster parent and enjoyed helping others. She loved cooking for her family and friends and was often told that she should open a restaurant. Marie enjoyed book clubs, bridge, “brown-bag lunches”, Scrabble, and entertaining family and friends when she could. As a member of the Lowell Symphony in her early life, she maintained a love and passion for music; and in particular, the violin. Marie was a Woman of Substance, a deep thinker, a provocative and witty conversationalist, a beautiful writer of stories and poems, and she created community wherever she went.

In her later years, she and John enjoyed traveling. She could strike up a conversation with anyone, never forgot a birthday and loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Marie is survived by her husband, John; her children, Greg, and his wife Helen; James, and his fiancée, Kara Imm; Katherine, and her husband Eric Tellier; her grandchildren, James, Maggie, Abby, Grace, Caralyn, and Julia; and her sister, Rosalee (Kostorowski) and her husband, Tony; as well as nieces, a nephew and her aunt, Sr. Alma DuFault, FMM.

Visiting hours will be 4-6 p.m., Sunday, April 7, 2024, at Acton Funeral Home, 470 Massachusetts Avenue, Acton, Massachusetts; and a funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Monday, April 8, 2024, at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church, 89 Arlington Street, Acton, Massachusetts.

Memorial donations can be made in Marie's name to the American Cancer Society at