Marie E. (Dionne) Wildes, 81, of Falmouth, died August 4, 2015 at the JML Care Center. She was the wife of the late Robert S. Wildes to whom she was married 29 years.
Mrs. Wildes was born and raised in Lowell. She graduated from both Lowell High School and UMASS-Lowell, where she earned a teaching degree. For many years she taught elementary school for Lowell Public Schools. She was an active member of the League of Women Voters. She and her husband, Bob, were avid sailors, enjoying many exciting voyages. She loved tennis, golf, dancing and spending time with her extended family and friends in New Hampshire and Florida.
She was the sister of Arlene (Dionne) Gilmore of Mashpee, Jacqueline C. (Dionne) Bogacki of East Falmouth, Paul Dionne of Springfield, NJ, and the late Henry, Roger, Richard, Arthur and Shirley Dionne; step-mother of Bobby Wildes, his wife Janet of Waterville, NH and their children Robert, Kimberly, and Meredith; and the late Diane Wildes, and her children, Sean and Darren. She is also survived by great grand-children, Tara, Kayla, Ellie Marie, and Teddy Louisa.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m., on Thursday, August 20, 2015 at St. Patrick’s Church, 511 Main Street, Falmouth, MA, 02540. Burial is private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Parkinson Disease Association, 72 East Concord Street C3, Boston, MA 02118.