Heavey, Marilyn M. “Mandy” (Moore), 83

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Heavey, Marilyn M. “Mandy” (Moore) – Of Danvers, formerly of Natick, passed away on Thursday, June 10th after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. Born in San Diego on June 11, 1938, Mandy lived in many places as her family moved with her Navy father from base to base, including Japan, Alaska, Texas, California and Florida. Mandy lived many years in Natick where she was an active member of the community including as a CCD teacher for multiple years.

Mandy received a BS degree with a major in Mathematics and a minor in Microbiology from Texas Tech and was involved in technology at a very early time. She was thought of as a pioneer in women breaking technology companies' glass ceiling as she gained more and more responsibility. She started out as a software programmer for the Navy Tactical Data Systems. Over the years she held positions from individual contributor to senior management in software development, engineering, software applications, operations, IT, Mergers and Acquisitions and Program Management for many types of products/services companies including Beckton-Dickinson, Prime Computer, Apollo Computer, BeFree and HP.

In addition to her career accomplishments Mandy was known to many for her kind and caring personality and love of practical jokes. She was always asking “how could she help”, “what did people need” and was involved in the community to support local causes. Also, there was never an April Fool’s Day that passed by that she didn’t “fool” someone with a practical joke that would have her laughing for hours.

Mandy is survived by her three children and their spouses – her sons, Blair Heavey and his wife Nicolette from Ipswich, Dennis Heavey and his wife Andrea from Hopkinton, and her daughter Le Chaney and her husband Keith from North Andover. She was also beloved and known as “Grandy” to her grandchildren Ryan, Kelsey, Devon, Brent, Kyle, Anna, Carter and Nina who she glowingly talked about. She also is survived by her brother Ben Moore III (“Mike”) and his wife Cynthia of Manlius, NY, and her cousin Helen Deane Bennett of Winston-Salem, NC.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass on Saturday, June 19, 2021, at 10:30 am in St. John the Evangelist Church, 20 Church St., Hopkinton, MA, followed by a reception and celebration of Mandy’s life. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in Mandy’s name to the local Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverly Rd., Waltham, MA 02452, act.alz.org/donate. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the George L. Doherty Funeral Service, Somerville. For more information, please visit dohertyfuneralservice.com