Marilyn A. Sthika

  • Died: May 21, 2017
  • Location: Millbury, Massachusetts

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Millbury, MA 01527

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Tribute & Message From The Family


Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to Marilyn by adding your memories and photos.

Marilyn A. (O'Rourke) Sthika, 79, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family and close friends on Sunday, May 21st.

She leaves her two daughters, Jerilyn M. (Pellegrini) Hitchings and her husband, Michael of Shrewsbury; Suzanne (Pellegrini) Green and her husband, Kenneth of Atlanta; four grandchildren, Allison, Lauren, and Nathan Hitchings and Elizabeth Green; as well as her partner, Robert Hemming of Millbury.

Marilyn was born in Pittsfield, MA of the late James Vincent O'Rourke and Bernice Ann Ross. She graduated from St. Peter's Central High School and St. Vincent's School of Nursing in Worcester, MA. She was a nurse at St. Vincent's Hospital for almost 50 years.

Marilyn was an exceptional woman whose kindness and compassion was unmatched. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, aunt and partner exemplifying the meaning of family. She dedicated her life to caring for others and making those around her feel special and loved.
Marilyn loved music, dancing, ocean breezes, a good book, and spending time with many lifelong friends as well as with her partner, Bob, who was always by her side.

Marilyn's calling hours will be held on Thursday, May 25th from 5 to 8 p.m. in Mulhane Home for Funerals, 45 N. Main Street in Millbury.

Her funeral service will be held on Friday, May 26th at 10 a.m. in St. Brigid Church, 59 N. Main Street, Millbury followed immediately by a gathering at the Asa Waters Mansion. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made on her behalf to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at www.lls.org.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

I miss Marilyn very much I was Mariylns hairstyist for many year I miss her sweet smile she was a wonderful woman joanne dipinto

Posted by joanne    May 27, 2018

Sorry about your loss - she always had a great smile

Posted by Joey Cancelmo - Worcester, MA   May 31, 2017

Marilyn was one of a kind. Always loving, always caring, always there when you needed a friend. I will miss her terribly. If you knew her, you loved her. You just couldn't help it. She brought love to everyone she meet.

Posted by Sandra Wiggins - Shrewsbury, MA - Friend   May 26, 2017

I am so sorry to hear about Marilyn. My cousin Bev Cancelmo and Marilyn where like sisters. If you seen one he other was not far away. Now with GODS Blessing they are both together once more. She will be missed. God Bless you all Dick and Liz Owens

Posted by Dick Owens - Wells, ME   May 25, 2017

From another Main South girl, St.Peter's and St Vincent grad-we shared decades of laughs and friendship! I will miss your kindness, enthusiasm, and ever present smile. You fought a hard battle with such dignity and grace-until we meet again-mj

Posted by mj regis - Charlton, MA   May 25, 2017

Suzanne, my heart is broken for you and your beautiful family. Pls know how much you are loved and let that love and all our prayers help you through this. John and I will be thinking of you and sending love and prayers. Xoxoxo

Posted by Kelly Bresnahan - Northbridge, MA - Acquaintance   May 25, 2017

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To Jeri, Sue and Bob and families,

Auntie Marilyn was such a loving , giving ,compassionate, woman. She was selfless in her love and care of all of our families. I will never forget all you have done for all of us, and the joy you brought with your wonderful sense of humor. Rest in peace angel. I have a special place for you in my heart.

Posted by Sandy Evans - South Grafton, MA - Family   May 25, 2017

To the girls Bob and the family Marilyn was a wonderful woman always caring with a large smile I will miss her a lot but I will never forget her God Bless Joanne DiPinto at Shirelle hair design

Posted by A friend   May 25, 2017

So sorry for your loss Sue.

Posted by Ralph & Denise Marois - Auburn, MA - Classmate   May 25, 2017

Sue an Gerry,
So sorry to hear of your mom's passing. She was a wonderful woman and a huge part of our childhood village. Many memories. Love you both.
Kathy Pickett Apicelli

Posted by kathy apicelli - east lyme, CT - Family Friend   May 24, 2017

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Rest in peace Marilyn

Posted by Fran    May 24, 2017

My wife and I want to send our condolences to her family as well as our friend Bob Hemming.She was a wonderful women who would always ask how are you feeling etc. etc. and if there was a problem she would ask if she could help in any way. She will be missed by all who knew her. RIP

Mike & Sharon Francalangia

Posted by A friend   May 24, 2017

Rest Easy Miss Marilyn ! You will be missed , always a smile . Love your ST V's family.

Posted by tammy beliveau - worcester, MA   May 24, 2017

Marilyn was a classmate at St. Vincent School of Nursing. Lately, a group of us nurses went out once a month to catch up. She was a bright and positive girl. She will be missed by us.

Jolene Healy

Posted by A friend   May 24, 2017

May we offer condololences to the Sthika Family and our friend Bob Hemming in the loss of your mother
and partner, Marilyn. May she rest in everlasting peace.

Sincerely
James & Joyce McDonnell

Posted by James McDonnell - Grafton, MA - Friend   May 24, 2017

Marilyn was my neighbor and friend with a love for life and a good laugh. She enjoyed our weekend fires outside and regaled us with stories of her life. She will be missed greatly. I love you Marilyn. Rest in piece.

Posted by Patty Hackett - Millbury, MA - Friend   May 23, 2017

Marilyn was a good friend I will miss her very much.
Until we meet again.
Marianne Houbre

Posted by Marianne Houbre - Millbury, MA - Friend   May 23, 2017


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