Marilyn A. Celestino
Obituary For Marilyn A. Celestino
Marilyn Ann Celestino passed away at the age of 69 in the comfort of her home on August 22, 2021 after a courageous battle with Cancer.
Marilyn grew up in Rockland and graduated from Rockland High School in 1970 where she then went on to graduate from Framingham State University in 1974, where she received her degree in teaching and then taught home economics at Abington High School.
Marilyn is survived by her loving husband of 45 years, Thomas Peter Celestino, her sons Marc and Cailin (Dwyer) Celestino of Plymouth, Michael and Kristen (Henderson) Celestino of Rockland, in addition to her four amazing grandchildren Caiden, Evan, Brynn and Drew. Marilyn is also survived by so many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins. Daughter of the late James and Ann Carey. Sister of the late James Carey.
Marilyn’s biggest passion in life was her family. Marilyn put her career on hold to be a stay at home mother to raise her two amazing boys. She loved nothing more than attending their sporting events and cheering them both on. Marilyn was known for opening her home for gatherings with family and friends, holidays, and just being extremely welcoming and inclusive to all that she met. Marilyn also enjoyed sewing, traveling, and spending time with her devoted friends.
The Celestino family welcomes friends and loved ones to celebrate Marilyn's life in the Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home on Sunday August 29, 2021 from 2:00-5:00 PM. A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday August 30, 2021 at 9:00 AM in the Holy Family Church in Rockland. Burial will follow in the Holy Family Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers please send donations to Dana Farber Cancer Institute.
With a heavy heart, we extend our sympathy to you and your family. May her loving memories help you move through this difficult time together. Jim and Lisa Kelley
My sister-in-law of almost 50 years..... Thinking back over all those years and remembering so many wonderful family times.... from being in her wedding, the births of our children, the love and laughter shared at family gatherings. She was a wonderful person inside and out. Marilyn was a loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, cousin, sister and friend. She adored her family... and made a beautiful home for them to share. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her💕.
So many of my childhood memories are tied to the visits to Rockland to see family. Marilyn, as well as Tom, Marc, & Mike are part of those special times. Even when I lost my Dad this spring, and knowing that Marilyn was ill, she wrote a lovely note in the sympathy card she sent; always thoughtful and caring.
Marilyn was my maid of honor in 1975 when Paul and I got married at Chateau de Ville. She accepted the novelty of a "Jewish-Italian" wedding with grace and generosity. That was typical of how she approached life.
Marilyn (or as I teasingly called you, 'Malaryn'), we have known each other since we were 7. A lot happened in those years and many wonderful memories are etched in my brain. Our families were also close. Some of our memories started with the Brownies Troup, the parties at your house, by the pool, our trip to Maine to spend a week with Sissy (cousin Linda), the Oreo cookie disaster (!!), the time(s) we had to push our friend Jeannie's car because it ran out of gas, the college experience and the time I came to see you and spent a weekend at your dorm and we had way too much wine, the trip to Florida 4 years ago, and, oh the list goes on. I will never forget these times Marilyn. You were the rock that tried to hold us all together. We all drifted to other areas in our lives but we always kept in touch and saw each other whenever we could. I give you credit for your strength. Then you fought the hardest fight of your life and I was amazed at your courage. You were a beautiful person who loved life and loved your family and friends. My heart is broken. My beautiful, sweet friend. See you around I'm sure! Love you. Rosey
My condolences to Mike, Kristen and all the Celestino family. The many pictures of Marilyn and her beautiful grandchildren show how much joy they brought her during her painful battle. May she Rest In Peace 🙏🏻
We'll never forget the many happy family get togethers we went to at the Celestino home in Rockland where Marilyn was always a warm and gracious hostess. The world has lost a beautiful person.
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