, Salem, MA

January 22, 2014

Ann Marie Castonguay, 57

Peabody — Ann Marie Castonguay, 57, of Peabody, died on Sunday, January 19, 2014, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, with her family by her side.

Born and raised in Salem, she was the loving daughter of Donald R. and Pearl L. (Michaud) Castonguay. A graduate of Salem High Special Educational Program, Ann Marie was the first Down Syndrome teen to graduate, Class of 1979. She was active in the Campfire Girls with her sister, Paula, as well as a regular contender in the Special Olympics.

Ann Marie was a gentle, loving soul, who appreciated all the support given to her over the years. Her family is most grateful for the loving and compassionate care given to her by the staff at her Bridgewell residence in Peabody.

She is survived by her devoted brother and sisters, Michael D. Castonguay of Salem, Evelyn Rowe Lawson of Peabody, and Paula Jean M. Ward and her husband, Robert, of Salem; a niece, Amanda Pearl; and a nephew, Andrew Jimoh; as well as several aunts, an uncle, and cousins.

ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are invited to visiting hours on Friday, January 24, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., at the Levesque Funeral Home, 163 Lafayette St., Route 114/1-A, Salem, to be followed by her funeral Mass in St. James Chapel, 161 Federal St., Salem, at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery, Salem.

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