Marie Louise Smerigan of Westford, MA

1943 - 2024

No Vistitation Date Scheduled


April 20, 2024
11 A.M.
Congregational Church, 15 Princeton Street, N. Chelmsford

Marie Louise Smerigan (Hanson), 80 years old, of Westford, died peacefully on March 5, 2024.

Born in Malden, MA on December 9, 1943, she was the daughter of the late Dana Hanson and Oline (Staal).

Marie enjoyed so many things and excelled at anything she was involved in, there are too many to list. Always a New England sports team fan, it would be rare for her to miss any games whether on TV or in attendance. She loved talking about politics. Traveling would be her third love, travelling anywhere from Aruba to Italy. New England beaches were fine too, always going with friends and family. Gardening and sewing kept her very busy. She was an excellent seamstress. She tried all sorts of crafts. She was on a Billerica, MA dart league. She even went fishing. Being a hockey/baseball mom and Cub Scout den other for her son, and participating in the 4H organization with her daughter was one of her proudest accomplishments. She saw the inherent worth of every person and her never ending generosity will be missed.

She attended Lowell Technical Institute in the legal secretary program and worked for Larkin & Larkin Law after completing the program. From there she was by her husbandโ€™s side assisting with his business. She ended her career of over 25 years, retiring from Raytheon, working at many locations as an executive secretary supporting many engineers over that span. She would just light up if she could talk about her time there. She was very proud of the company.

Most of all, she loved her family. She is survived by her three children, John M. Smerigan Jr. and his long-time girlfriend Cisco J. Carr of Hudson, NH, Sherryl M. Smerigan of Sycamore, IL, and Wendi and Phillip Abely of Westford, MA; one brother Karl Hanson of Chester, ME and one sister Donna Shaw of Lowell, MA. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews; and many, many close friends.

Marie was predeceased by her former husband John M. Smerigan, sister Oline Tessier, brother Dana Hanson, sister Valerie Joyce.

The family would like to thank all the medical assistance Marie received throughout the years. She came across a lot of caring people.


A celebration of life will be held at the Congregational Church, 15 Princeton Street, N. Chelmsford on Saturday, April 20, 2024 at 11:00AM. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to any of the following: Westford EMT, The Humane Society or MSPCA, or Shriners Hospital.


5 Condolences for Marie Louise Smerigan of Westford, MA

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    Louise MacNeill


    Im so sad to learn of Maries passing.
    She was a great friend who I enjoyed for many years. I will miss her so much. RIP Marie


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    Terry McSheehy


    Phil and Wendy,

    I am so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.



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    George and Debbie Selfridge


    Debbie and George Selfridge. We are so sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful lady and sending prayers and our thoughts are with you and your family. If you need anything we are a call away away. Take care ๐Ÿ’— ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’


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    Wendy Marshall-Hudzik


    Dear Wendi and Phil,
    My sympathies. May she Rest in Peace.
    The other Wendy


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    Kristina Landry


    I am sorry to hear about Aunt Marie’s passing. My condolences to the entire family and very sorry for your loss.


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