GEORGETOWN - Mrs. Maryalice M. (Mahoney) Homan, 75 of Georgetown, formerly of Salem, beloved wife of Ronald L. Homan, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 17th, 2023 at Avita of Newburyport, surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Salem, she was the daughter of the late John J. and Alice M. (Sweeney) Mahoney. She was raised and educated in Salem and was a graduate of Salem High School. Maryalice continued her education receiving her bachelor’s degree in education from Salem State University.
Maryalice embarked on a long and fulfilling career in education. She taught First Grade at the Paul F. Doyon Memorial Elementary School in Ipswich for over 25 years. Maryalice was the gentle, caring, positive influence that started many first graders on their educational path. Never a harsh word always encouraging her students to learn in the most safe and nurturing environment. Parents of Maryalice’s students were so impressed with her talents as a teacher, they often requested Maryalice as the first grade teacher for their other children, as well.
A loving wife, sister, aunt and friend, Maryalice was always a source of positivity, caring and support to her family and many friends. Her dedication to education was only surpassed by her devotion to her family and friends. Maryalice relished being surrounded by her loved ones. She enjoyed cooking and hosting many gatherings at her home. Ron and Maryalice traveled to Europe, visited many states here in the United States, having fun and making memories usually with several friends in tow as Maryalice believed the more the merrier. Maryalice will be forever remembered for her calling to teach, her warm caring spirit and will be deeply missed by her family, friends, and the countless lives she touched throughout her life.
Surviving Maryalice, in addition to her husband, Ron of Georgetown with whom she shared 51 years of marriage, is her sister, Ann Kirby and her husband, Roy of Groveland and several nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are invited to her Funeral Service which will be held at O’Donnell Cremations – Funerals – Celebrations, 167 Maple St., (Rte. 62) DANVERS on Friday, May 26th at 11 A.M. Burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Salem. Visiting hours will be held in the funeral home on Thursday, May 25th from 4 to 7 P.M. Expressions of sympathy may be made in Maryalice’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601, www.alz.org. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com.
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