Margaret Mary (Grady) Clerico, 82, of Mashpee died at JML Care Center in Falmouth on June 28.
She and her husband, Joseph T. Clerico, would have celebrated their golden anniversary next month.
The daughter of John F. Grady and Mary (Gilleran) Grady, she was born at Mt. Royal Hospital in Montreal, the youngest of their four children. Because her father worked in Canada, she was raised in Drummondville, Quebec. When she was 16, her family moved back to Framingham, and she completed her education at St. Michael’s Academy in Hudson.
She worked in the offices of several firms and, while she was secretary to the IT director of Zayre Corp., met Joseph Clerico at the department’s Christmas party on December 10, 1964. Mr. Clerico was serving in the Army at Ft. Devens at the time and working part-time in the Zayre computer room.
They were married on August 23, 1969, at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in Framingham. During their marriage, the couple would live in Framingham, Wayland, East Falmouth and Mashpee, and spend vacations at homes in Dennis, Orleans, Falmouth, Key West and West Palm Beach.
Ms. Clerico was a member of Alcoholics Anonymous for 50 years. She and her husband celebrated a double anniversary every August 23 to honor the two most significant events in their lives.
In addition to her husband, she leaves many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and extended family.
She was predeceased by her parents; her brothers, John Grady and Thomas J. Grady; and her sister, Mary Jane Coburn.
A funeral Mass was celebrated Wednesday, July 3, at Parish of Christ the King in Mashpee, followed by burial at St. Anthony's Cemetery in East Falmouth.