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Marilyn L. Marchilli

Marilyn L. Marchilli

November 1, 1931 - April 17, 2017     Age: 85

Marilyn Loraine (Corliss) Marchilli age 85, formerly of Georgetown, MA and Holiday, FL passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family of friends on Monday, April 17, 2017. She has been a resident of Fernandina Beach for the last 24 years. She was born in Salem, Massachusetts on November 1, 1931. She graduated Beverly High School and attended FL State College. She and her husband owned and operated A.B.A. Secretarial and Printing in Georgetown, MA. After retiring she pursued her passion in cooking and created “Catering Classics by Marilyn” in Fernandina.
Marilyn considered her friends her extended family and would love to cook, host parties and keep everyone well entertained. Her doors were always open to strangers that quickly became friends. She loved to travel (Thailand and Italy were her favorites!!) and her adventurous nature kept her open for new experiences.
Marilyn’s love of her life was her late husband Raymond Marchilli. She is preceded in death by her mother Jeannette (Grenon) Corliss, her father John Corliss and her brother Robert Corliss who loved to call her “Sissy”. She is survived by her daughter Judy Troncoso and her husband, Dr. Eudaldo Troncoso, of Palm Coast and one grandson, Stephen. She is also survived by her two “adopted” sons, Paul Butler and Bryan Burlingame of Fernandina and a countless number of other “adopted” children, too many to list.

Services will be at 11:00 AM on Thursday, April 20, 2017 in the Burgess Chapel.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 PM on Wednesday at Oxley-Heard.

4 Condolences

  • Kurt Jurlow Posted April 18, 2017 6:59 am

    Sorry for your Loss. Wish We could be there, but we had to go out of town for Harolds Brother Funeral.
    Marilyn and I had some great times together. She will forever be in my heart.

  • Lisa Presnell Posted April 18, 2017 11:54 am

    I’m a better person for knowing this beautiful angel. My mother was so fortunate to have a wonderful friend in Marilyn. We shared many holidays and other special times and it was truly an honor and pleasure to have been blessed with her presence. I hope that in heaven, you drink all the Caramel Frappe’s your sweet little heart desires! You will be truly missed (as my mom would say) “twinkle toes”.

  • Barbara Trapp (formerly Barbara Ross) Posted April 18, 2017 12:18 pm

    Thank you for sharing! She provided housing for interns for years and was their wonderful host mother! I am so glad someone connected us. We had many wonderful conversations by phone. She sent me boxes of See’s chocolates every year and a photo of her riding an elephant! We finally met in person in 2012 and I brought her homemade jelly and flowers. We messaged each other late last fall. I called her a few weeks later to stop by but she didn’t recognize me or couldn’t understand my name. I imagine she is traveling the world in heaven without any aches or pains. God bless you Marilyn!

  • Judy Troncoso Posted April 19, 2017 8:18 am

    Dear Mom,
    What a sad time for all of us. You’re at peace now. I know how sad you had become over your declining mobility and how you hated having to spend your time watching a busy world pass you by.
    Please know that I love you in my own special way and I’m so very grateful for the friends that have been near and dear to you. I’m especially grateful for Brian and Paul. I have loved and admired (and sometimes envied) them from afar. I hope one day they will fully understand the complexity of our relationship and the reasons you and I were not closer. I take comfort in knowing you are together again with Ray, Nana and Papa and Bob. Please give them all a big hug for me (and one for Daddy if you happen to run into him). I love and miss you all very much… ?

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