Marie Rita (McAvay) Douglass

August 17, 1925 ~ May 22, 2022 (age 96)

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Marie R. (McAvay) Douglass, a longtime resident of Natick and Marlborough, Ma, died Sunday, May 22, 2022.  She was married to George W. Douglass for 66 years before he passed away in October 2019. Born in Boston in 1925, she was the daughter of the late Peter B. & Charlotte (Lamb) McAvay.

Marie grew up in the Savin Hill section of Dorchester and was a graduate of Girls High School.  She worked for the Sea N’Surf restaurant and Duca’s in Framingham as a hostess and event planner until her retirement. 

She really loved her family, playing Bingo and going to Ogunquit, Maine on vacations. In her younger years, she and George enjoyed their many trips to Bermuda. But more than anything, she enjoyed her pets in particular her cat Patrick.  Marie loved animals of all kinds and she especially loved the therapy dogs that would visit her in her nursing home.

Marie R. (McAvay) Douglass is survived by her children, Jeanne & her husband David Brower of Marlborough, George Douglass III & his partner Mary Krause of North Brookfield, Janet Douglass of Concord, NH, and Robert Douglass & his partner Trish Wiseman of Blackstone.  Her grandchildren, Julee Douglass, Erica Abubaker & her husband Rajab, James Douglass and his fiancé Nicole Knight, Justin Muri and his wife Kelly Salmon, and Amy Douglass.  Her great grandchildren Giovanni, Giancarlo, Damien, Treyson, Nailah, Yacoub, Noah and Mckenna.

Family and friends will honor and remember Marie’s life by gathering for visiting hours in the McCarthy, McKinney & Lawler Funeral Home, 11 Lincoln St. Framingham, on Thursday, May 26th from 6-8PM. Her graveside funeral service and interment will take place Friday morning, in Edgell Grove Cemetery, 53 Grove St., Framingham at 10 o’clock.


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May 26, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
McCarthy, McKinney & Lawler Funeral Home & Cremation Services
11 Lincoln Street
Framingham, MA 01702

Graveside Service
May 27, 2022

10:00 AM
Edgell Grove Cemetery, Framingham

May 27, 2022

10:00 AM
Edwards Cemetery
61-99 Edwards Street
Framingham, MA 01701

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