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Marilyn B. “Marney” (Clarke) Leyden

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Monday, June 12th from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) REVERE, for Marilyn B. “Marney” (Clarke) Leyden, who passed on Friday, June 9th at her Revere residence, following a lengthy period of failing health. Her funeral will be conducted from the Funeral Home on Tuesday, June 13th at 10:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.), REVERE at 11:30 a.m.

A lifelong Revere resident, she was an alumna of Immaculate Conception High School, Revere, Class of 1948. In 1950, she married her childhood sweetheart, Frederick V. Leyden, he died in March of 2001. Marilyn & Frederick would raise seven (7) children. The family were always involved with the Immaculate Conception School & Parish Community. Marilyn was Past President of the Immaculata Guild, an organization that oversaw many fund-raising projects over the years. They were very active in the completion of the building fund for the new convent in 1959 & the new church in 1990. Fred & Marilyn were both involved as founding members of the Revere Society for Cultural & Historic Preservation in the early 1990s, securing the historic edifice that housed the Immaculate Conception Rectory. However, before all else, Marilyn & Fred were “family first” as loving & strong Parents, and Grandparents.

Marilyn “Marney” was the cherished mother to Mary Ellen Dakin & her husband, Retired Superintendent of Schools, Paul S. Dakin of Revere, Peter C. Leyden & his wife, Holly of Wakefield, Nancy M. Porter of Revere, Robert M. Leyden & his wife, Rhonda of Plymouth & the late Joan E. Reardon, John M. & William C. Leyden. She is the dear sister of Dorothy “Dorsey” Benoit & her late husband, John of Peabody, Robert Clarke of Revere & the late Gladys Maguire, Eileen Clarke & Thomas Clarke. She is the adored grandmother to Jennifer L. Leyden of Salem, Michael P. Dakin of Revere, Dr. Christina M. Porter & her husband, Andrew Turchon of Salem, Brian T. Dakin & his wife, Amber of Revere, Jacqueline L. Leyden of Wakefield, Thomas Leyden & his wife, Summer of Weymouth, Maura Cugini of Georgetown, Ma., Beth M. Dakin & her husband, Geoffrey Garen of San Jose, Cailf., Daniel Leyden of Sacramento, Cailf, Lauren Porter of Chelsea, Peter Leyden of Plymouth & Ellen Reardon & her fiancee, Nick Botto of Everett. She is also lovingly survived by her former son-in-law, Atty. Stephen F. Reardon of Revere, her five (5) great-grandchildren, Olivia, Norah, Evelyn, Melody & Lily and many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces & grand-nephews. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.


Services

Visiting Hours

Monday, June 12th from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Tuesday, June 13th at 11:30 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Revere

Interment

Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Revere Society for Cultural & Historic Preservation (RSCHP), 108 Beach St. Revere, MA 02151

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  1. Marilyn Mulligan Stasonis
    Jun 11 2017

    To Mary Ellen and all the family,

    I am sorry for your loss. It has been many years but I do remember spending time with you and knowing your mom. I credit her with teaching me how to sew, which I still do to this day but not as often. She was a wonderful woman and I remember her very fondly. She had a spark and a passion for her family, and for causes she believed in. I do hope she was at peace, and I know she was loved.
    With deepest sympathy,
    Marilyn Mulligan Stasonis

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