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Marilyn A. (Marcella) Ford

July 13, 1938 ~ August 8, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old
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Marilyn Ford Obituary

FORD, Marilyn A. (Marcella) Of East Boston passed peacefully surrounded by her family at her daughter's home in Pelham, NH on August 8, 2023.

Beloved wife of the late Harry T. Ford.

Mother of Mark A. of Lee NH, David L. of Newmarket NH, Dana R. of Weare, NH, Charlotte V. of Pelham NH, John Paul of Wakefield NH.

Sister of Charles J. "Skip" Marcella of East Boston, Kenneth Marcella of East Boston, Mary Beth Osgood of Saugus, Virginia Sprague of Malden. Maureen Sprague of Sterling, Virginia and Karen Giardullo of Saugus and the late Dolores "Dodi" Tennerini, Helen Bono, Richard Marcella, Robert Marcella and Charles B. Marcella.

Marilyn is also survived by her beloved grandchildren – Sabrina, Matthew, David Jr., Alyceson, Brittany, Emily, Ryan, Zachary, and Christine great-grandchildren Madeline, Olivia, and Hendrix, as well as many nieces and nephews, adopted children, grandchildren, and friends.

Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, August 13, in the Magrath Funeral Home, 336 Chelsea St. [at Day Sq] EAST BOSTON 3 - 7 PM. Relatives and friends are invited.

A Memorial Service will be held in Grace Church Federated, 760 Saratoga St., East Boston on Sunday, August 20 at noon.

Marilyn was a longtime member of Grace Church Federated and founder of the Grace Church Food Pantry, she was a nanny and second grandmother to Katherine, member of East Boston Kiwanis, longtime volunteer at Boston Medical Center and East Boston PACE program. She made countless blankets that made their way to Boston hospitals, they were distributed to anyone who needed them. Her most favorite job was being a wife, mom and grandma.

In lieu of flowers donations in Marilyn's memory to the Grace Church Food Pantry, 760 Saratoga St., East Boston, MA 02128 or The Angelman Syndrome Foundation ( would be greatly appreciated.

Please leave messages of condolence for her family on Marilyn's Tribute Page.

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August 13, 2023

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Magrath Funeral Home
336 Chelsea St
East Boston, MA 02128

Memorial Service
August 20, 2023

12:00 PM
Grace Church Federated
720 Saratoga St
East Boston, MA 02128


Grace Church Federated Food Bank
760 Saratoga St., East Boston, MA 02128,
Tel: 617-569-5358


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