Marilyn R. Greenwood

08/16/1936 - 11/02/2023


Obituary For Marilyn R. Greenwood

Marilyn Rae (Keough) Greenwood

1936 - 2023

Marilyn Rae (Keough) Greenwood, 87, of Westerly, RI, passed away peacefully on November 2, 2023. She was born in Boston, MA on August 16, 1936 to James Raymond Keough, Sr. and Eleanor May (Spring) Keough. Marilyn spent her childhood in Raymond, NH and Hanover, MA. She attended Hanover High School. She went to work at John Hancock Insurance and soon after became a homemaker and mother of 4. In 1968, she and her family moved back to Raymond, New Hampshire where she had so many great childhood memories and friends. She was very involved in the community and worked in the Raymond School system and Head Start. In the early 1980’s, she returned to Hanover, MA where she worked at the Cardinal Cushing School until retiring. She moved to Westerly, RI in 2016.

Jesus gave us two commandments: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.” And “You should love your neighbor as yourself.” (Mark 12:30-31.) Marilyn lived her life by these principles. She would do anything to help others. This is what most of us will remember her for. She had the biggest heart. When someone was in need, she would always find a way to help. What so many would turn away from, Marilyn would extend her hand.

Marilyn is predeceased by her parents, her loving husband, Francis D. “Pete” Greenwood, her son David Mathew Klaxton, her grandson David Higgins, and her brother James R. Keough, Jr. She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law Lauren (Klaxton) and Frank Chiaradio, Tammy (Klaxton) and William Baker, Pamela (Klaxton) and Glen Baker, step-daughter Shannon (Greenwood) Wallace, step-son Dane Greenwood, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother and sister-in-law Richard E. and Constance Keough, her brother David W. Keough, and many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours are Saturday, November 18 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, immediately followed by a memorial service at the Magoun Biggins Funeral Home, 135 Union St, Rockland, MA.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Marilyn’s memory to the Raymond Coalition for Youth, 4 Epping Street, Raymond, NH 03077.

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  • 11/11/2023

    Marilyn you will be missed. You are an amazing person. Love you always forever in my heart.

  • 11/11/2023

    You will be missed. You were an amazing person will never forget you 💞

  • 11/06/2023

    It is very appropriate that a donation in Marilyn's memory be made to the Raymond Coalition for Youth. I first met Marilyn when a young man in the 1970s when we were members of a group administering the summer recreation program in Raymond. She was a very kind, loving and beautiful person, who was an active supporter of programs for young people in Raymond, including her four wonderful children. My condolences to her family for the loss of their mother.

  • 11/06/2023

    Grammy Marilyn, as a kid, I will always remember your sweet laugh, and warm heart. Your home was always a friendly welcoming place for your kids & grandkids! May you rest peacefully & be surrounded with loved ones who have passed on. Lots of Love & prayers to Tami, Lauren & Pam ♡♡♡♡

  • 11/05/2023

    Aunt Marilyn, I have fond memories of you as a child, adolescent and an adult. I always looked forward to visits with you. Our family was very fond of you. Your cherished and your memory will always there. Say hello to mom, dad, and Donna for us.

  • 11/05/2023

    Aunt Marilyn, you were always so kind and gracious. I will always remember your smile. Tell Uncle Jim and Gram I said hello.

  • 11/05/2023

    Your mother was always sweet and kind. Sending love to your family. She will remain in your heart always and each day you will have a cherished memory. Val Nostrand

  • 11/05/2023

    May you cherish the memories and feel blessed she was in your life.

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