Maria K. Dale

May 26, 1952 - November 23, 2011 

Maria K. Dale

May 26, 1952 - November 23, 2011 

Obituary for Maria K. Dale

Maria Kirwan Dale, 59, died Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at her home surrounded by her family – husband David, son Tristan and daughters Julia and Zoe. Born in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, in the UK, she is the daughter of Theresa (Langford) Kirwan and the late Patrick Kirwan.

After graduating high school, Maria emigrated to the United States with her father, mother and brother. She subsequently returned to England to pursue her college degree, where she met and married her husband David. They returned to the U.S. where Maria worked as a market research consultant, and ran her own knitwear design business. After having her children, Maria became a full-time mom. During this time she ran an after-school education program for the Middleton school system. She also served on the Board of the Tri-Town Council, raising money for school enrichment programs for Middleton, Topsfield and Boxford.

She returned to college in 2003 and completed her BA degree and teacher qualifications at UMass Boston. She was employed as a Latin teacher at the River School in Wellesley and at the Stony Brook School in Westford, where she was much loved by her students.

In addition to her husband and children, she is survived by her mother, Theresa, and by one brother: David Kirwan and his wife Ruth Rietveld Kirwan of Rochdale, MA.

At the request of Maria’s Family, all services are being held privately. Arrangements by the Campbell-Lee, Moody Russell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, Beverly. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations may be made in Maria’s Memory to the Sophia Gordon Cancer Center at Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MA. Information and condolences at

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