Punta Gorda, Fla. – Marilyn A. (Mathey) Cleary, 65, formerly of Newton died Friday after being stricken ill earlier in the week. She was the longtime companion of the late John “Jack” Stavros.
She was born in Dorchester, the daughter of the late Joseph and Dora (Dennette) Mathey and lived in South Boston and Newton before moving to Punta Gorda, Fla..
Ms. Cleary enjoyed life and knew how to live it. She always lived in the moment.
She enjoyed spending time around the pool with her friends, but, above all else, she loved being with her children and grandchildren.
She is survived by two sons, Kevin Lynch and his wife JJ of Marlborough and Brian Cleary and his wife Emily of Plymouth; two daughters, Sharon Turcotte of Holliston and Jennifer Cleary of Boston; two sisters; Winnie Alleruzo and her husband John of Mansfield and Karen Farrell and her husband Dennis of Quincy; a brother, Joe Mathey and his fiancé Terry Baker of Punta Gorda, Fla.; six grandchildren, Max, Brendan, Abby, Ryan, Madison and Cassidy; and many nieces and nephews. She was the mother-in-law of the late Robert “Turk” Turcotte, who died in 2008.
Her funeral will be held Thursday, Jan. 5, at 9 a.m., in the Immaculate Conception Church, 11 Prospect St., Marlborough. Burial will be private. Visiting hours will be held
Wednesday, Jan. 4, from 4 to 8 p.m., at the William R. Short and Son Funeral Home (www.shortfuneral.com), 95 West Main St., Marlborough.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Ave., Boston, MA 02215 or the American Stroke Association, 185 Franklin St., Boston, MA 02110.