, Salem, MA

February 13, 2013

Mary K. (Mac Neil) Stickney, 82

Peabody and Gloucester — Mary K. (Mac Neil) Stickney, 82, beloved wife of Charles E. Stickney of Peabody, died peacefully Sunday, February 10, 2013, at the Jesmond Nursing Home in Nahant while in the comforting presence of her family.

Born in Somerville, she was the daughter of the late Roderick and Mary (Libro) Mac Neil. She grew up in Gloucester, and graduated from Gloucester High School, class of 1949. Orphaned as a young girl, she was brought up by her grandparents Vincent and Theresa Elizabeth Libro.

Mrs. Stickney was a very nurturing and giving person, and carried those traits well as a nurse’s aide at the Twin Oaks Nursing Home in Danvers for 25 years.

Mary moved to Peabody once her husband, Charles E. Stickney, was discharged from the Navy in the Korean War and lived in Peabody for 58 years. She was a member of the Italian-American Club of Peabody, enjoyed classical music especially Italian and Opera music.

She is survived by her husband, Charles E. Stickney of Peabody, with whom she shared 61 years of marriage; four sons, Charles “Chuck” Stickney of St. Charles, Ill., Kenneth Stickney of Lake Charles, La., Mark Stickney of Peabody, and Stephen Stickney of Brooklyn, N.Y.; seven grandchildren; a brother, Roderick Mac Neil of Gloucester; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death, besides her parents, by a sister, Theresa Mac Neil.

ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are kindly invited to gather on Friday, February 15, at 11:30 a.m. from the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody, followed by a funeral Mass of Christian Burial at 12:30 p.m. in St. Mary of the Annunciation Church in Danvers. A visitation will be held on Thursday from 4–8 p.m. in the funeral home. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Gloucester. Expressions of sympathy may be made to All Care Hospice, 16 City Hall Square, Lynn, MA 01901. Please visit for online obituary & sign condolences.