A Dorchester crossing guard who was run down on a Meetinghouse Hill street died last week. Marie Conley, 58, was hit by a car on the morning of Oct. 21 at the intersection of Parish and Winter streets, just steps from the Mather School. Mrs. Conley, a mother of four, was buried from St. Ann Church in Neponset on Monday. She was laid to rest at New Calvary Cemetery.
The elderly driver of the car that stuck her - Anis Cazeau, 86, of Dorchester - had already been cited for negligence and failure to yield to a pedestrian. Detectives and prosecutors have lodged a complaint against him for motor vehicle homicide by negligent operation, according to a police statement issued Wednesday.
Through the Boston Police media office, the Conley family issued the following statement: "Words cannot express the depths of our sorrow at the loss of our mother, daughter, sister, grandmother and friend. She will always be remembered for the joy and happiness that she brought to her children, grandchildren and the members of the Finn and Conley families...We would also like to state that our prayers go out to Mr. Cazeau and his family who are also dealing with this tragedy."
Remembrances may be made in memory of Marie to the Marie J. Conley Academic Achievement Fund,, c/o the Mather School, 1 Parish St., Dorchester, 02122.