A native of Beverly, Maryann and her husband, Marty, have lived in North Reading for more than 20 years. With a blended family of eight grown children and 16 grandchildren, Maryann left full-time employment in 2009 to further enjoy her passions of family, friends and freelance writing. Following a lengthy career as an administrative assistant in aircraft instrumentation quality control and aftermarket sales, and serving as a document control administrator, Maryann's latest full-time stint involved writing and editing newsletters and website directory updates, as well as assisting with a variety of other related administrative tasks for a large local commercial real estate firm. You may have also seen her around town recently photographing and researching North Reading businesses for Patch's online directory. Presently, Maryann enjoys writing for several outlets and spending one-on-one quality time with her grandchildren and with the seniors in her life. In addition, she looks forward to traveling to visit family and new places, playing a few slots here and there, and spending quiet time vacationing in northern New England and Long Island.