Obituary For Marian Smolinsky
Marian Madelyn Smolinsky Jr.
August 27,1946-December 31,2021
Marian “Bubbles” Madelyn Smolinsky 75, of New Bedford, MA passed peacefully in the arms of her beloved daughter, Maria Alaina (Saavedra-Smolinsky) Friday December 31, 2021.
Marian was born in Boston, MA to Marian Madelyn (Kierstead) Smolinsky Sr. and Stephen Edward Smolinsky Sr. and raised in the Roxbury Crossing section of the city: attending St Francis de Sales School and Mission Hill High School.
Marian’s life was dedicated to her family, most especially her only child: daughter Maria Alaina, and her adored grandchildren: Michael-Joseph Lira, Marina Madelyn (Lira) Findley, and Amanda Jean Langlois. A special place in her heart was dedicated to her great-grandchildren: William, Emily, and Anthony Findley, and Chase Lira. Although all the children of her immediate and extended family, most especially her godchildren, were the beneficiaries of her graciousness, love, and dedication .
Marian had a love of travel and a gypsy soul, calling many places home at times, including Roxbury and Dorchester, Mayaguez and Bayamon, Puerto Rico, Bryantville, Abington, Taunton, Attleboro, Easton, and lastly New Bedford MA.
When not traveling in person, Marian “traveled” to all the far away places she desired through her voracious love of reading. Marian always said “there is no place you cannot go, and nothing you cannot be, in the pages of a book”
Marian had a commitment to education, and while a single mother, working 3 jobs, she pursued and achieved an Associate’s degree from Massasoit Community College, a Bachelor’s Degree from Bridgewater University followed by a certification in Governmental Accounting from Bryant University; yet never missed a school function or any important event of her daughter’s or grandchildren's lives. Marian’s greatest love of all was God! She made many sacrifices to ascertain a Catholic School education for her daughter; one of their greatest joys was attending Midnight Mass.
Marian is predeceased in life by both of her beloved parents: Marian Madelyn (Kierstead) and Stephen Edward Smolinsky Sr. Her best friend and oldest brother: Stephen “Buddy” E Smolinsky Jr, older brother Robert J Smolinsky, Only sister; Anna M (Smolinsky) Eckert, and younger brothers William F Smolinsky Sr and Francis “Butch” D. Smolinsky.
She is survived by her youngest brother: Michael R. Smolinsky, her many beloved godchildren, nieces and nephews; and most especially missed by her loving daughter Maria, son-in-law Stavros Theodosiou, and the joys of her life: grandchildren Michael, Marina, Amanda, and her 4 great-grandchildren William, Emily, Anthony, and Chase.
To pay your respects:
Visiting hours are Thursday January 6, 2022 from 5-7pm at Magoun Biggins funeral home in Rockland, MA.
A Mass of Christian Burial will take place Friday January 7, 2022 from Holy Family Church at 9am followed by internment at Holy Family Cemetary. Last respects can be paid at 8:30am before preceding to church
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Mia, losing your Mom is such a difficult thing. But like most times you will have her strength to help you get through this heartbreak. I always loved your Mom she was always so welcoming and treated everyone like family. She always pitched in with rides when we were younger so we still could hang out. She did everything with a loving heart. She will be missed but she will live on in all she touched.
Long ago childhood friend, she helped when I truly needed it, Her Family was always welcoming to us kids, wonderful memories of the "Smo" house ❤️🙏❤️
Mia Alaina I am so sorry for your loss, you were her ❤️for as long as I can remember, everything was about you. Your mother was a strong, loving, kind hearted woman and you are just like her. Death is never easy but when you know you always did right by her, it will make it a tiny bit easier to accept. Just know that Marian, Steve and the rest of the Smolinsky family were waiting for her and embraced her in their loving arms. 🙏🙏🙏 Love, Joanne
Mia and family , Your mom was a wonderful lady. I remembered when you took her to Hull Nantasket beach on the 4th of July and we sat at my parents beach home and laughed ,ate ,and talked about all her memories in Boston and the beach growing up there and my mom knowing every place . She will be definitely be missed . Tracey
Auntie Bubbles always knew how to make everything better, right down to the comfort food she used to make. She made birthdays memorable and the holidays unforgettable. I remember her little Christmas villages & the mirror of ice with the little people skating. I can still see the light coming from the tiny windows in the village. She made the magical tangible. She traveled halfway across the country with us to see Disney world. The world feels smaller and dimmer now that she has moved on. I will always try to keep that little bit of magic alive & think of her. I Love you Auntie Bubbles, rest peacefully
I Remember going to your house in Plymouth with cookie , mike , Butch your mom and grandma were always so nice and made you feel welcome I know your mom will be missed and her memory will carry-on in the lives of many RIP Bubbles I hope your family takes comfort in knowing you're no longer in pain
I finally got to see her again after a few decades it was a nice little family reunion I got to take my mom to see her and family she was so sweet just like my papa Stephen she'll always be remembered
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