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Athanas, Marilyn J. (Pasquariello) of Somerville, May 20, 2020 at age 81.  Beloved daughter of the late Davis & Rose (Parilla) Pasquariello. Devoted wife of the late Paul L. Athanas.  Loving mother of Sandra Athanas-Moccia and her husband Robert, Doreen Athanas-Kehoe, and her husband James.  Cherished grandmother of Christina Moccia and her significant other Joseph Zarthar, Nicholas Moccia, Dr. Paul Kehoe and his fiancé Adrianna Clemente, Steven Kehoe, Matthew Kehoe, and Lisa Kehoe.  Adored great-grandmother of Tucker Anthony Zarthar.  Beloved sister of Arlene D’Angelo and her husband Giovanni, Linda Rand and her husband Kenneth and the late Davis Pasquariello and his surviving wife Kathy and John Pasquariello and his late wife Gloria.  Dear longtime companion of James Legee of Somerville.  Also survived by nieces, nephews and many other loving relatives and friends.  Marilyn cherished family times – Sunday dinners, visits to Cape Cod, her fond memories of Limerick, Maine.  She also loved gardening and taking walks through Harvard Yard. Her biggest love was the “Bear Hugs” she received from her grandchildren.  She will be greatly missed by the family pet Ella, who would run victory laps around the house every time she saw Marilyn.  She was a devout Catholic who was concerned more with the wishes and needs of others, than with her own.   

 

In lieu of flowers please make a donation in her memory to the Boston Children's Hospital, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 or to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.   

 

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# barbara m squizzero 2020-05-21 18:15
Dear Doreen and Family,
The Squizzero family would like to express their heartfelt sympathy at the loss of your mother, grandmother, and friend. Losing a mother is like closing a chapter in a book that you loved so much, that you read it over and over again...and each time you learn something else that you missed about that person, something you loved and will not forget..We firmly believe that those who pass, are safe in God's loving arms..When you think of your mother, you will find comfort in all she meant to you all.
# Robin Legee 2020-05-21 22:04
We Want to send our Condolences to Marilyn's Family
She has been a big part of our lives for years. She will be missed. Love The Marciano Family
The McLaughlin Family
The Legee Family
# The Leonard Family 2020-05-21 22:52
We are very sorry for your tremendous loss.

Sincerely,

The Leonard Family
# Lisa Gaunce Zagami 2020-05-22 23:53
Dear Doreen-
I’m very sorry for the loss of your beloved mother. Although I did not know her I do know she raised a sweetheart of a daughter in you. My thoughts are with you and your family. ❤️
# Fran DiChiappari 2020-05-26 23:12
My sincere condolences to Marilyn's family. I am so very sorry for your loss. She was a lovely woman and a very dear friend of my Brother Charlie who has also recently passed away. I remember hearing of all the wonderful times Marilyn, Jim, Debbie and Charlie would spend together. My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time.
Fran DiChiappari

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