- April 13, 2010
- Quincy, Massachusetts
of Marie-France's Passing
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“I think of Marie often.. She was a wonderful person and colleague. We miss her at BMC I still have not been able to see another dermatologist it just...Read More »
1 of 26 | Posted by: nicole lincoln
“Many months have passed. Missing her so much. My thoughts and prayers to her wonderful family. She'll never be forgotten. Janet
2 of 26 | Posted by: janet guerra
“I met Marie-France when I was going to graduate school in Boston in 1996. She welcomed me with open arms and included me in her circle of friends...Read More »
4 of 26 | Posted by: Madelaine Welp - San Diego, CA
“I learned of Marie's passing today. I am shocked and deeply saddened. I have been a patient of hers for 10 years and she was not only a great doctor,...Read More »
5 of 26 | Posted by: Bruce Palmer - Lynn, MA - Patient
“after spending 5 years with something wrong with my feet my mother called the quincy hospital and spoke to mrs. demierre and told her what was going...Read More »
6 of 26 | Posted by: victoria a hart - new bedford
“I think about Marie-France every day since this tragedy. I only met Marie-France and Maurizio a few months ago at a party. I remember leaving the...Read More »
7 of 26 | Posted by: Sarah Lecerf - Cambridge, MA
“Marie-France had this unique gift of being a talented physician and teacher as well as a caring and loving mother.
I met her on an elevator at...Read More »
8 of 26 | Posted by: Maurizio - Quincy, MA - husband
“The news of the shocking and unexpected death of Marie-France was met with great sadness by my wife and me. We had the opportunity to get to know her...Read More »
9 of 26 | Posted by: Eric Vonderheid
“How fortunate was I. To have been assigned to Dr, Demierre as a patient 10 years ago. As soon as she found out I was a hairdresser in Quincy, well,...Read More »
10 of 26 | Posted by: Janet Guerra - Hingham, MA
“My 20 yr old daughter courtney was recently diagnosed with melanoma. We were fortunate to get in to see her immediately and from the moment she...Read More »
11 of 26 | Posted by: jodi oneill
“Ciao Marie France, ti ho conosciuta molti anni fa, e adesso ti piango. Ti ricorderò per sempre.
marzo - giugno 2002
12 of 26 | Posted by: Franco Scardigli - Trento, Italy
“Marie-France definitely impressed me when she arrived at BU dermatology as Skin Oncology Fellow with her brimming multicultural ease, her willingness...Read More »
13 of 26 | Posted by: Bret Davis, MD, FACP - CA
“Marie-France and I were residents at McGill University in the dermatology program. She was my senior. She was really different humble hard worker and...Read More »
14 of 26 | Posted by: Dr. Yousef Alghamdi
“Marie-France and I studied together after high school. It was then, years before she become a doctor, that I knew she had what it takes. She was...Read More »
15 of 26 | Posted by: Elianna Pappas - Montreal
“I worked closely with Dr. Demierre for 10 years, and I can truly say I she was more than a boss to me she was a very close friend. I will miss her...Read More »
16 of 26 | Posted by: Carol Williams - Boston, MA
“I met Marie-France years ago when she started her fellowship at Boston University. Although we only worked together briefly, I remember being...Read More »
17 of 26 | Posted by: Maria - Canton, OH
“My dearest sister. I keep feeling like you are going to come back from a trip and tell us that we are all crazy for doing all this. We did not see...Read More »
18 of 26 | Posted by: Donna - Montreal - step-sister
“First of all, my heart goes out to Maurizio, Francoise and Christian. Our thoughts have been with you and the rest of the family in Canada every hour...Read More »
19 of 26 | Posted by: Anne-Sophie Kooij - cousin
“I am deeply saddened by the news I just received today. Dr. Demierre was one of the most fantastic people I have met. As one of Dr. Demierre's...Read More »
20 of 26 | Posted by: Jim McGonigle - Lowell, MA
“From Our Last Reflections for Marie-France
Quincy, April 17th 2010
If you ever doubted that somebody could have it all,
I am sure you would not any...Read More »
21 of 26 | Posted by: Giuliana Berchicci - Arlington, MA
“Marie-France is my child! I am shattered. She is love personified and always made us proud of her. She is, and always will be, MY angel. My soul is...Read More »
22 of 26 | Posted by: Winny Schansman - mother
“Even if Marie France has died she will always be in our hearts,minds,thoughts and memories.
I know how sad it is but do not fall in the valley of...Read More »
23 of 26 | Posted by: Cecilia Takacs giuliana's and Ed's girl - MA
“Although no words can really help to ease the Marie France loss you bear, just know that she and all your family are very close in our every thought...Read More »
24 of 26 | Posted by: ANDRE & MARTA DELECOURT
“My mother was a great person. She was everything to me. She would always undersatnd me, I would tell her everything. She would always fill up my...Read More »
26 of 26 | Posted by: Francoise - Boston, MA, MA
Marie-France Demierre, M.D of Quincy, died on Tuesday, April 13, 2010.
The beloved wife of Maurizio Cattaneo. Devoted mother of Francoise and Christian Cattaneo both of Quincy. Loving daughter of Winny Schansman of Groningen and the late Jean-Marc Demierre. Cherished sister of Jean-Luc Demierre of Montreal. Sister in law of Simona Wheller of Washington, DC, Patricia Ceccoro of Italy and Claudia Cattaneo of Canada. Daughter in law of Edvina & Vittorio Cattaneo.
Dr. Demierre was a dedicated dermatologist who specialized in melanoma and cutaneous T cell lymphoma patients. She was loved by all her patients, students and colleagues. She will be remembered as a vibrant young woman who had the ability to brighten every life she touched. She will be sadly missed by all those who were blessed to have known her.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours Friday, April 16, 4 PM - 8 PM in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock Street, QUINCY. A Celebration of Life Service will be held in the funeral home at 9:15AM on Saturday, April 17, 2010 prior to the Funeral Mass in Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 227 Sea St. Quincy, Saturday at 10 AM. Burial will be at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Marie-France may be made to the Marie-France Demierre Memorial Fund at Boston Medical Center.
See www.Keohane.com or call 1-800-Keohane for directions and online condolences.