Marilyn McGuire

Obituary of Marilyn J. McGuire

Marilyn Jean McGuire died peacefully in her sleep on March 7, 2022. She was born in New Britain on July 11, 1932, the daughter of Elsie and David McGuire. She graduated from New Britain High School, Class of 1950 and from Lasell College in Newton, MA. Marilyn worked in the insurance industry in Hartford, retiring as a company officer from Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance Company. She traveled widely for her work and enjoyed the many connections she made. Also of importance, Marilyn was a parishioner of St. Patrick-St. Anthony in Hartford. Marilyn is survived by her dear cousins Dr. Arthur McGuire, East Longmeadow, MA, Betsy Eltgroth, Livermore, CA, Clare Porter, Garrison, NJ, Jane Danaher, Newport, MA and Monsignor Frank McGrath, Darien, CT. She is also survived by her beloved “other family”: Leslie and Bryan Lorber, Amherst, MA and Carolyn and Ben Lorber; Robert and Ellen Lachance, Belchertown, MA; Susan and Taylor Seybolt, Southampton, MA and Willa, Potter and Reed Seybolt; and Jim Weber, East Hartford, CT. Marilyn was the proud godmother of Ellen Lachance, Jessie Goodwin and Michael Zapatka. She leaves many cherished friends, including Vicki Bogdon and Joyce Schwartz. Her former husband was William Levine of Arizona. Marilyn enjoyed a day on the golf links, although she always said her enthusiasm for the game far exceeded her expertise. She was a voracious reader, an avid conversationalist and a connoisseur of a well-placed quip. Her fondness for a chilled glass of Pinot Grigio was only exceeded by her passion for lobster. In her later years, Marilyn found great joy volunteering at Naylor Elementary School in Hartford, CT. She often remarked that the first graders kept her young and boasted about the stories they shared with her. While Marilyn was an only child, the number of friends she collected more than made up for the lack of siblings, as evidenced by her voluminous address book filled with those from far and wide. A Memorial Service will be held at Farrell Funeral Home 110 Franklin Square New Britain, CT on Friday, March 11, 2022 at 11:00 AM. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery 1141 Stanley St. New Britain. Friends and family may pay their respects from 10:30 AM until the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hartford Arts Council 100 Pearl St, Hartford, CT 06103 or Naylor Elementary School 639 Franklin Ave, Hartford, CT 06114.
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Friday
11
March

Visitation

10:30 am - 11:00 am
Friday, March 11, 2022
Farrell Funeral Home
110 Franklin Square
New Britain, Connecticut, United States
Friday
11
March

Memorial Service

11:00 am - 11:30 am
Friday, March 11, 2022
Farrell Funeral Home
110 Franklin Square
New Britain, Connecticut, United States
Friday
11
March

Burial

11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Friday, March 11, 2022
St. Mary Catholic Cemetery
1141 Stanley Street
New Britain, Connecticut, United States