Marilyn A. Relihan, 83

Nov 22, 2017 by

Enjoyed summers at Hampton Beach

Published in the November 22, 2017 edition

WOBURN — Marilyn A. Relihan, 83, died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 at the Windrose Memory Care Center in Woburn with her family by her side.

Born in Lowell on December 26, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Alice (Nolette) Peabody.

Mrs. Relihan was raised in Dracut and was a graduate of Dracut High School, Class of 1950. She had worked in retail sales at Cherry Webb and Touraine in Stoneham for 27 years. She was a longtime Wakefield resident, having lived in the area for more than 57 years. She was also a former member of the Bear Hill Golf Club and the Colonial Health Club, where she enjoyed the pool, golf, and playing tennis. Mrs. Relihan enjoyed spending her summers in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire with her children and grandchildren. She cherished her role as “Nana” and enjoyed the opportunity to spoil her grandchildren during Christmas.

She was the beloved wife of Joseph R. Relihan. She was the loving mother of Steven Relihan and his wife Kathy of Wakefield; Robert Relihan of Lynnfield; Jane Kerhulas of North Reading; and Scott Relihan of North Andover. She is also survived by her 11 grandchildren. Mrs. Relihan was the sister of John Peabody of New Hampshire and the late Connie Robinson.

Her funeral Mass was celebrated on Saturday, Nov. 18 in St. Florence Church, 47 Butler Ave., Wakefield. Visitation for relatives and friends took place at the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., Wakefield prior to the Mass. Interment took place at Forest Glade Cemetery, Wakefield.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Marilyn’s may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA, 02452. 

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