Mary Kay Poe Obituary, Cause Of Death – Mary Kathryn “Kay” (Donahoe) Poe passed away on February 21, 2023 at the age of 57. She was accompanied by her loving family when she passed away in the convenience of her own home. She had been dealing with her illness for some time. Mary Kay was the offspring of Judy (Fitzsimmons), who was married to James Donahoe, and Mary Kay. Although she started her life in Paterson, New Jersey, where she was born on September 21, 1965, she was raised in North Reading, Massachusetts.
Her mother’s name was Judy, and her father’s name was James. She continued her education by enrolling in Endicott College, where she eventually received a degree in secretarial sciences and graduated from the institution. Mary Kay spent the most of her life in Andover, Massachusetts, where she worked as an administrative assistant at Shawsheen School for 25 years until she retired in 2022. Mary Kay’s final year of employment was in 2022. Not only did she leave an indelible impact on the members of the school’s teaching and support staff, but also on the students.
not only on the Andover Public School system, but also on the parents of the kids and on the students themselves, which earned her a place of adoration there. All of the people who had the honor of knowing her were consoled by the warmth she exuded, the optimistic outlook she maintained, and the compassion she displayed toward others. The members of Mary Kay’s family, which included her husband, her two so-called daughters, and the family dog, Otis, were the source of the majority of the joy that Mary Kay had throughout her life.
It was very important to her to spend as much time as she could with them, and she did this by engaging in activities such as attending family meals in the North End or watching football on the weekends. Her favorite season was summer, and she eagerly anticipated “beach Fridays” as well as her yearly vacation to the Seaside Cottages on Cape Cod. Summer was also her favorite time of the year. She was a fantastic cook who kept the family recipes, which had been passed down from one generation to the next, in extremely high regard.
Mary Kay took great joy in the simpler pleasures that life had to offer, such as spending time in her backyard, enjoying in the warmth of the sun, and listening to music, particularly the work of Bruce Springsteen. She was pleased that she was able to become her first grandchild’s Mimi and meet her first grandson, who was born in January of 2023. She had been looking forward to this moment for a very long time. Mary Kay’s mother, Judy Donahoe, who had been a resident of Nokomis, Florida all of her life, went away before her daughter.
Mary Kay is survived by her loving husband of 35 years, Carey Poe, of Andover, Massachusetts; their daughters and son-in-law, Jessica (Poe) and Jonathan Howie, of Lawrence, Massachusetts, and Nicole Poe of Andover, Massachusetts; their father, James Donahoe, of Nokomis, Florida; their brother and sister-in-law, Brian and Debbie Donahoe, of Tewksbury, Massachusetts; and their grandson, Gabriel Francis Howie. Additionally She is also survived by a vast number of relatives and friends from her extended family, including cousins, aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends.
Gifts can be sent to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in memory of Mary Kay Poe. Donations should be made to the Exercise & Diet in Breast Cancer Patients Fund in support of Dr. Jennifer Ligibel. Gifts can be sent to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute at the following address: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, Massachusetts 02284, or online at dana-farber.org/gift. In lieu of flowers, donations in support of Dr. Jennifer’s research on the relationship between diet and breast cancer can be made to the Exercise and Diet in Breast Cancer Patients Fund.