Marie A. (Benoit) McCusker of Melrose, died at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on June 18, 2019 at the age of 77. Marie was born and raised in Dalhousie, New Brunswick, Canada and came to the United States at the age of 17. She resided in Medford for several years and then Melrose for almost 60 years. Marie worked at Alpha Industries in Woburn for over 20 years before her retirement. She loved spending time with her beloved dog "Bijou". She also loved cooking, shopping, fashion and decorating for family holidays. Marie enjoyed traveling to Booth Bay & Fryeburg, Maine, also back to New Brunswick, Canada to visit with family. Marie's family would like to take this time to thank all of the Staff at both the Bear Hill Nursing Center and the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital for all the kindness and care in her final days. She was the beloved wife of the late Edward F. McCusker for over 50 years. Loving mother of Ted McCusker & his wife Susan of Lynnfield, Steven McCusker & his wife Shari of North Reading and Susan McCusker-Short & her husband Gary of Reading. Cherished grandmother of Joshua, Tyler, Kelsey, Connor, Cameron, Natalie and Gary, Jr. She was the daughter of the late Valere and Yvonne (Lanteigne) Benoit. Caring sister of Donat Benoit, Therese Jennings, Dianne Benoit, all of New Brunswick, Canada and the late Claude & Gilles Benoit. Also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives & friends.
Visiting hours will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., Melrose on Monday, June 24, 2019 from 11:00AM – 1:00 PM, followed by a Funeral Service at 1PM. Burial will be private. Relatives & friends respectfully invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Bread of Life, 54 Eastern Ave., Malden, MA 02148.