Marie T. Dempsey, 90

January 24, 2024

Marie T. Dempsey, 90, of Sudbury and Hyannis Port, MA, passed on January 21st, 2024, peacefully in her home surrounded by her loving family.  

Marie was a graduate of Notre Dame Academy and continued to Emmanuel College where she earned a degree in education. She loved playing tennis, golfing with her 9-holer group, playing bridge, and constantly entertaining her family and friends. If she wasn’t boating on the water, she could be found enjoying the beautiful views of the ocean from her Hyannis Port porch. Her flare for interior design led her to a career in real estate without ever missing a sporting event of one of her kids or grandkids. Of all, her greatest passion in life was being with her family.

She was the loving daughter of the late Charles and Marie Deignan. She was the wife of the late John Dempsey, Jr. and the beloved partner of Robert Rhodes of Sudbury. She was the dear sister of Rita Lyons of Norwood, MA and the late Eleanor Levesque. She leaves behind her 5 adoring children, Jack of Huntington, NY, Kathy Cunningham of Lincoln, MA, Diane Leavitt of Los Angeles, CA, Greg of Needham, MA, and Nancy Foster of Westborough, MA. She also leaves behind her 14 loving grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and nieces and nephews whom she thought of as extensions of her immediate family. 

Marie was patient, compassionate and kind. She had a great sense of humor and an even bigger heart. She always found the best in everyone she talked to, and her legacy will be carried on forever. She will be greatly missed.

Relatives and friends will gather for visiting hours at Dee Funeral Home, 27 Bedford Street, Concord Center on Thursday, January 25th from 5 – 8 pm. Marie’s Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Bernard’s Church at Holy Family Parish, 12 Monument Square, Concord Center on Friday, January 26th at 10 am with a luncheon to follow. Burial will be private at a later date.
Arrangements are entrusted to Dee Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Concord. For Marie’s online guestbook, please visit