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SALEM, NH, FORMERLY OF LAWRENCE AND ANDOVER: Marcia E. Kiley passed away on Sunday June 28, 2015, following a brief illness. She was born in 1922, in Peabody, Mass., to Marcus and Bridget Ellen (Dowd) Peterson.

Formerly of Lawrence and Andover, Marcia was the beloved wife of Attorney and former Lawrence Mayor Daniel P. Kiley Jr. As the First Lady of the City of Lawrence, she was active in political, civic and charitable activities. Marcia was raised in Peabody as the youngest of seven siblings.

Marcia attended Peabody schools and graduated from Mary Frances Rooney School of Elocution in Boston. After graduation, she taught at Eleanor Noonan School, Salem Mass.

In 1943, she married her husband, Daniel, a marriage that lasted 72 years. She and Dan had seven children, 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Marcia was a volunteer for the March of Dimes, the Greater Lawrence YMCA, and an active participant at Saint Augustine’s Church in Lawrence where her children attended school. She served for many years as an aide in the Andover School System working with special needs students.

She was predeceased by her husband, Daniel; her son Daniel P. Kiley III; her daughter, Hannah; and five of her siblings, Geraldine McManus, Wilbur Peterson, Lester Peterson, Donald Peterson, and Arlene Mogavero.

She is survived by her children, Attorney Thomas and his wife, Linda, Ellen Kiley Morrow and her husband, Keith, Marcia Kiley-LeMay and her husband, Donald, Mark P. and his wife, Monica, Robert P. and daughter-in-law, Barbara Connelly-Kiley; grandchildren, Colleene, Erin, Mark, April, Tory, Jessica, Tom, Hilary, Bill, Lauren, Lindsey, and Dan; her sister, Helen James; and many nieces and nephews.

Her funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Augustine Church, 43 Essex St., Andover, Thursday, July 2, at 9:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are most welcome to attend. Calling hours in the Burke-Magliozzi Funeral Home, 390 North Main St., Andover were Wednesday, July 1, from 5 to 8 p.m. Interment will be in Bellevue Cemetery in Lawrence. Donations may be made in Marcia’s memory to March of Dimes, 112 Turnpike Road, Suite 300, Westboro, MA 01581.
Published on  June 30, 2015
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