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Marilyn A. Relihan

Obituary for Marilyn A. Relihan

December 26, 1933 - November 15, 2017
Wakefield, Massachusetts | Age 83


Marilyn A. Relihan, age 83, died Wednesday, November 15 at the Windrose Memory Care Center in Woburn with her family by her side.

Born in Lowell, MA 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 & 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, NH 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 NH and the late Connie Robinson.

Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Florence Church, 47 Butler Ave., Wakefield on Saturday at 11am with visitation for relatives and friends at the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., Wakefield prior to the mass beginning at 9am. Interment, 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.

Suggested Memorial Donations

  • Alzheimer's Association
    309 Waverley Oaks Rd.
    Waltham, MA 02452

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McDonald Funeral Home

19 Yale Avenue
Wakefield, MA 01880
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