, Salem, MA

September 18, 2013

Mary E. (Flynn) Opidee, 87

Peabody — Mary E. (Flynn) Opidee, 87, died unexpectedly on Monday evening, September 16, 2013, at the North Shore Medical Center-Union Hospital in Lynn.

Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late John J. and Mary (Lane) Flynn. She grew up in Roxbury, and graduated from Roxbury Memorial High School. She lived in Peabody for more than 50 years.

Mrs. Opidee was a homemaker, devoting her life to her children and grandchildren.

Mary was an avid reader and was a member of the South Branch Library Book Club. She was also an enthusiastic sports fan and enjoyed the Red Sox, Patriots and college football games. A gaming adventure to Twin Rivers, or Foxwoods, or a friendly neighborhood card game, were always welcomed pastimes. Her passion was her family, and she will be remembered for her loving ways and be dearly missed by them.

She is survived by two daughters, Marie Opidee and Marilyn Opidee and her partner, William Boneau, all of Peabody; a daughter-in-law, Nancy Opidee of Danvers; four grandchildren, Eric and his wife, Ioanna Opidee, Alex Opidee, Casey Austin, and Jake Austin. Mary is survived by her brother, Joseph Flynn and his wife, Joan of Hyde Park; a sister, Anna Martignetti of Randolph; three generations of many nieces and nephews; and many close neighbors and friends. She was preceded in death by a son Michael Opidee Jr.; a daughter, Marlene Austin; her brothers, John Flynn and Thomas Flynn; and sisters, Helen McLaughlin and Catherine Doherty. She was the former wife of the late Michael Opidee Sr.

ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends may gather on Friday, September 20, at 10 a.m., from the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody, followed by a Funeral Mass at 11 a.m., in St. Ann’s Church, Peabody. A visitation will be held on Thursday, from 4 to 7 p.m., in the funeral home. Burial will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Peabody. Memorial donations may be made to either the South Peabody Branch Library, Attn: Renee Wood, 78 Lynn St., Peabody, MA 01960, or to The ALS Association, MA Chapter, 315 Norwood Park South, 1st Floor, Norwood, MA 02062. Please visit to view her obituary, or to offer condolences.