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Mary Lucy Spear

June 20, 1918 March 28, 2018
Mary Lucy Spear
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Obituary for Mary Lucy Spear

BEVERLY - Mary L. (Bussone) Spear, 99, beloved wife of the late Rodman Spear, passed away on Wednesday evening, March 28, 2018 at the Rosewood Nursing Home in Peabody. Born in Lynn on June 20, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Jennie (Massarella) Bussone. She was raised in Beverly and graduated from Beverly High School. Mrs. Spear had been employed for many years as the kitchen manager at Henry’s Market in Beverly until the time of her retirement. A lifelong resident of Beverly, she had been an active volunteer at the Beverly Senior Center. She is survived by her daughter, Karen Spear of Beverly; two sons, Rodman Spear and his wife, Diane of Booth Bay, ME and Kenneth Spear and his wife, Marcy of Springfield, VT; three grandchildren, Kyle, Lester and Carey Spear, seven great grandchildren, Camden, Simon, Ella, Coren, Kyle, Jack and Tyler, two sisters, Antoinette Kemmer of Danvers and Jennie MacKenzie of Beverly, three brothers, Louis Bussone of FL, Robert Bussone of Beverly and Philip Bussone of Salem and several nieces and nephews. She was also predeceased by her sister, Lucy Pierce and five brothers, Thomas, Armand, Vincent, Patrick and Frank Bussone. Her funeral services will be private. Arrangements by the Campbell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, Beverly. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to the Beverly Council on Aging, 90 Colon St., Beverly, MA 01915. Online condolences at


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