Salem, MA — Annmarie (Leahy) Marino, age 53, wife of Mark Marino, died unexpectedly at home on Thursday, April 25, 2013, as the result of a heart attack.
Born in Salem, the daughter of Kathleen (Sweeney) Leahy of Salem and the late Gerard Leahy, she was raised and educated in Salem, graduating from Salem High School in the Class of 1978.
Following her graduation, Annmarie was employed by Eastman Gelatin in Peabody for several years. For more than 20 years she served as the executive secretary for the Second Essex District in Massachusetts, for the esteemed Senator Fred Berry. More recently she served in a role for newly elected Senator Joan Lovely.
A longtime member of the AOH Division 18 A.O.H Ladies Auxiliary in Salem, she loved the outdoors and gardening. Devoted to family and friends, she was the organizing force behind all parties and events. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her daughter Jacqueline, attending her softball and basketball games, outlet shopping, kayaking and vacationing in New Hampshire and Maine.
In addition to her beloved daughter Jacqueline, and her mother, she is survived by her two brothers, John Leahy of, Jupiter Fla., Kevin Leahy and his wife Bernadette, of Beverly, her sister, Ellen and her husband, William VanLoon, of Salem, and a large extended family.
ARRANGEMENTS: Her funeral will be held on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at 9:15 a.m., from the Murphy Funeral Home, 85 Federal St., Salem, to be followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in St, James Church 156 Federal St., Salem. Visiting hours will be on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment will be private. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA, 01701-4688. For online guest book or additional information, please call 781-631-8885, or visit www.MurphyFuneralHome.com.