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OBITUARY: Marie S. "Mitzi" McGavick

Marie S. “Mitzi” McGavick, 81, of Acton, formerly of Sudbury, died Monday, September 30, 2013 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. She was the beloved wife of 53 years of Gerald “Gerry” McGavick.

Born in South Plainfield, New Jersey on August 16, 1932 she was the daughter of the late Louis and Concetta (Cataldo) Spisso. She attended parochial schools in New Jersey.

During the 1950’s, Mrs. McGavick was employed as a Secretary at NBC Studios in New York City.

During the 1950’s, she met her future husband, Gerry, at the Jersey Shore. They were married in 1960 in New Jersey. During the 1960’s, the couple lived in South Plainfield and Scotch Plains, New Jersey. In 1972, they settled in Sudbury, Massachusetts where they lived for 24 years before moving to Acton in 1996.

A longtime member of the Nashawtuc Country Club in Concord, she helped in the operation of the Nashawtuc charity events. She enjoyed playing tennis, golfing, spending time with her grandchildren and Christmas Eve celebrations with her family.

In addition to her husband, Gerry, she is survived by two sons, Scott McGavick and his wife Bonnie of Sudbury, Gerald McGavick and his wife Donna of Acton, her five grandchildren, Amanda, Matthew and Molly McGavick and Sean and Patrick McGavick. She was also the mother of the late Michael McGavick and sister of the late Louis Spisso Jr. and Joseph Spisso.

Visiting hours at the Dee Funeral Home will be held on Thursday, October 3rd from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM.

Funeral from the Dee Funeral Home will be held on Friday, October 4th at 9 AM followed by a funeral Mass in Holy Family Parish, Monument Square, Concord Center at 10:30 AM.

Burial will follow in the family burial plot in St. Bridget's Cemetery, Maynard.

Contributions in her memory may be made to the Mitzi McGavick Memorial Fund, c/o Middlesex Savings Bank, 577 Massachusetts Avenue, Acton, MA 01720.

Arrangements are under the care of Charles W. Dee and Susan M. Dee, Dee Funeral Home of Concord.  To share a remembrance in Mitzi's guest book, please visit www.deefuneralhome.com 


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