Cartwright Funeral Homes


STAPLETON, Marie T. (Leitch), of New York City, formerly of Holbrook, passed away on September 30, 2022, after a wonderful life, at the age of 95. Born in Boston, Marie grew up in Holbrook and graduated from Holbrook High School. She worked at Paramount Pictures in Boston and earned her Bachelor’s Degree from the New York Institute of Technology. Marie worked for many years as the volunteer coordinator for the Institute of International Education in New York City. A devoted mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, Marie will be greatly missed by all who were blessed to have known her. Marie was the loving mother of Charles E. Stapleton, Jr. of Boston, Nancy M. Washburn of Hingham and Wendy M. Lance of Stow. Dear mother-in-law of Jeffrey J. Lance of Stow. Cherished Grand”MA” to Kylie Marie Lance and Jamie Margaret Lance. Devoted sister of Carol A. Kelly of Milton and the late Lois E. Nihen. Also survived by many nieces, and nephews. Former wife of the late Charles E. Stapleton. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, October 7th, from 4:00 – 7:00 PM in the Cartwright Funeral Home, 68 So. Franklin Street, Holbrook. A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, October 8th, at 10:00 AM in St. Joseph Church, 153 So. Franklin Street, Holbrook. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Randolph. For directions or to leave a sympathy message for the family, visit

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