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art association administrator

Marie Josephine Geary, American art association administrator.


Geary, Marie Josephine was born on December 1, 1933 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Daughter of Vincent and Maryanne (DeAngelo) Bianco.


Graduate, Medford High School, 1951.


Registrar graduate/postgraduate division Tufts University School Dental Medicine, Boston, 1951-1960. Reporter, arts editor Chelmsford (Massachusetts) Newsweekly, 1970-1982. Owner, manager Village Square Art Gallery, Chelmsford, 1976-1980.

Founder, owner A Way With Words, since 1980. Acting director New England Quilt Museum, 1987, 2007. Founder Eastcoast Quilters Alliance, Westford, Massachusetts, 1988—2008.

Marketing consultant Westford Regency Inn, 1991. Consultant to arts organizations for seminar planning, curator exhibits, since 1999. Curator, organizer Special Exhibits Eastcoast Quilters Alliance, since 2005.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional magazines.


Public relations director New England Quilt Museum, Lowell, 1986-1988. Founder, president Chelmsford Art Society, 1970-1975. Founder, board directors Chelmsford Cultural Council, 1980-1984.

Founder, director public relations Chelmsford Crafters, Inc., 1976-1980. Publicity director Chelmsford Town 4th of July Celebration, 1971-1974. Founder Women in Business Conference, 1994.

Member American Quilting Society, Chelmsford Quilters (president 1985-1989, 99-2003, member board directors, since 2003), New England Quilters Guild (Compass editor 1985-1988), Chelmsford Book Discussion Society, Quilters Connection (Quiltations editor 1992-1993, vice president 1994-1995, president 1995-1996), Middlesex Women's Network, Women in Business (formed 1993, coordinator 1st conference 1994), Enterprising Women, New England Quilt Museum (acting director 2007), NEQM Auxiliary Lowell Quilt Festival (advisory 2007-2008, secretary board directors since 2008).


  • Other Interests

    Art, antiques, reading, economics, marketing trends.


Married John Francis Geary, October 11, 1959. 1 child, John Francis Junior.

Vincent Bianco

Maryanne (DeAngelo) Bianco

John Francis Geary

John Francis Junior Geary