Marie Lailer Obituary, Death – Marie E. On December 1, 2022, at the age of 68, (Fleming) Lailer, who was originally from Whitman and had been married to Kenneth J. Lailer for 46 years, passed away unexpectedly while on an Eastern Caribbean cruise on the island of St. Thomas in the United States Virgin Islands. She was married to Kenneth J. Lailer. Her faithful husband is the only person who will remember her. As well as being the grandmother of James, Tim, and Dan Lailer, she is the mother of Michael K. Lailer of Hull, Dennis J. Lailer and his wife Susan of Whitman, and the great-grandmother of James, Tim, and Dan Lailer.
Marie was the daughter of the late Chief Bernard Fleming of the Brookline Police Department and Elizabeth (Skalla) Fleming. She was born in Boston as the only child of her parents. Her grandpa held the position of Chief of Police for the Brookline Police Department for many years. She received her degrees from Elizabeth Seton High School in Wellesley and Massasoit Community College in Brockton, both of which she attended. Both of these institutions are located in Massachusetts.
After 32 years of service as a Registered Nurse in the healthcare profession, Marie decided to retire earlier than expected in 2019. Marie always anticipated the time she would get to spend with her husband while they were away from home, whether it was on a cruise through the Caribbean or while driving their recreational vehicle across the state. In 1977, Marie made Whitman her permanent home and settled there for good. Although she was raised in Brookline, she spent many of her childhood summers in Hull.
Her hometown is Hull. During her professional life, she held the position of President of both the Whitman Historical Commission and the Board of Trustees for the Dyer Memorial Library. She was also a member of the Whitman Historical Commission. She volunteered her time to the Whitman Fire Department while serving as a member of the Community Emergency Response Team, sometimes known more colloquially as C.E.R.T. On Tuesday, December 13, visitation will be held from 3 to 7 pm at the MacKinnon Funeral Home, which is located at 760 Washington Street in Whitman.