Obituary of Marion Marrocco
Marion C. Marrocco, was a loving wife to Robert E. Marrocco for 72 years. Marion passed away on Tuesday morning, September 18, 2018 at the age of 93.
Loving mother of Bob & his wife Leslie of Pelham, NH and Richard & his wife Jeanie of Dracut, Ma. Sister of Mario “Mickey” Aloisi formerly of Andover, Ma, Paul Aloisi of Fort Pierce, FL, predeceased Frank Aloisi and Ann Dubail. Proud grandmother of Toni-lyn DiBartolo, Rob, Brian, Ricky, Nicole and Michelle Marrocco. Great grandmother of Kai Marrocco. Marion was one of 5 children born to Italian immigrants, Joseph and Lucia (Lucy) Aloisi, in Boston, Ma. Marion was raised and educated in Somerville, Ma. where she met her future husband, Bob, on a blind date in 1943. Bob would later enlist in the Navy to fight in WW II and their romance continued through mail after he was deployed. Bob was discharged from the Navy at the end of WW II and 5 months later married Marion.
The early years of their marriage, Marion and Bob lived in Somerville, Ma. Marion worked at Sears in Boston until the birth of her first child. In 1952, they purchased land in the small farming community of Burlington, Ma. It took almost a year, but Marion and Bob built their home themselves. Marion mixed cement, plastered walls and did anything needed to assist in the construction process; this became their forever home. Marion enjoyed being a homemaker and was a loving, nurturing mom. She was a fantastic cook and made many of the Italian dishes she learned from her mother and mother-in-law. Her meatballs and sauce were enjoyed by all. She taught her granddaughters traditional Italian calamari and biscotti recipes that will be passed on for generations to come. Marion and Bob purchased a vacation cottage on Lake Winona in New Hampshire and enjoyed many summers at the lake with the boys. In the 1970’s they purchased an ocean cottage with Marion’s brother, Mickey, on Higgins Beach in Scarborough, Maine. They spent over 20 years at the ocean creating lasting memories with their children, grandchildren and extended family. For the last 30 years, winters were spent in Fort Pierce, Florida. Over time, her siblings and their spouses all purchased homes within blocks of each other creating a family winter compound for the Marrocco and Aloisi families. She was a member of the Red Hat Society reconnecting with old friends and making new ones. Marion was an avid reader of romance and mystery novels. When her eye sight worsened, she relied on books-on-tape to keep up on the latest readings.
Marion was a wonderful grandmother. She loved all her grandchildren for their unique and special qualities. She loved spending time with each of her grandchildren taking them to the park, movies, swimming, shopping or anything else that pleased them. She had a special calendar where she kept track of everyone’s birthdays; making it a point to send a special birthday card with the perfect sentiment to all her nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, friends and children in the neighborhood. Marion’s talent for watercolor and pastel paintings and ceramic creations where shared with those she loved. There are so many other simple and thoughtful gestures and acts of kindness that Marion constantly shared to make sure all those she loved knew that they were in her thoughts and prayers.
Visiting hours will be held at the Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home, 43 Winn St., Burlington (exit 34 off Rt. 128/95, Woburn side) on Sunday, Sept. 23 from 3-6 p.m. Funeral from the funeral home on Monday, September 24 at 9:00 a.m. Followed by a Mass at St. Malachy Church, 99 Bedford St., Burlington at 10:00 a.m. and will conclude with a burial in Pine Haven Cemetery, Burlington; relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Memorials in Marion’s name may be made to Perkins School for the Blind, 175 N. Beacon St., Watertown, MA 02472 or www.perkins.org.
Edward V. Sullivan
43 Winn Street
Burlington, MA 01803
Ph: (781) 272-0050