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LoDUCA, Maria Grace Age 67, passed after a long illness on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 in Salem Hospital, in Salem, MA. She is the daughter of Rose LoDuca, deceased 1987, and Joseph LoDuca, deceased 1988, and survived by brother Charles LoDuca of West Peabody, MA. Maria graduated from East Boston High School, The University of Massachusetts, and earned a Master Degree in Social Work from Simmons College. Maria worked as a supervisor in Social Services at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) for 23 years. She supervised and trained new social workers, worked in various departments within the MGH Medical Community, and assisted patients including securing services for the patients upon their release from the hospital. She loved dogs, cats and horses. She was an avid cook, baker, artesian, passport-traveler, widely read, and a passionate advocate for marginalized people. A Memorial Service will be held at the MGH Chapel on Wednesday, August 3 at 1PM located on the first floor of the Ellison Building across from the Gift Shop. In lieu of flowers, she asked that donations be made to the Boston Chapter of MA Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals or to the Methuen Animal Care and Adoption Center at Nevins Farms, in Methuen, MA
Published in The Boston Globe on July 4, 2016
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