Marilyn Eleanor Clemmey Longo, born July 20, 1943, passed away peacefully on October 14, 2019. Marilyn was born in, and spent most of her childhood, in Worcester MA.
One of five children, Marilyn leaves behind her youngest sister, Veronica “Vera” Sloat; While predeceased by her sister Marges Brown, and brothers Thomas and Paul Clemmey.
Marilyn also leaves behind her three children of whom she loved and dedicated her life to, Micheal and John Clemmey both of Putnam, CT and Debra Clemmey of Dudley, Ma.
Marilyn’s childhood, filled with some of her fondest memories, was spent feeding and walking the Ringling Brothers Circus elephants. Between the exciting trips to town from the circus, and helping her father raise German Shepherds, Marilyn’s time on earth began with loving, lifelong, memories.
Marilyn spent her formative years living in Sutton, and forming bonds with many close friends. Her quick wit, and larger than life personality drew people to her; Marilyn maintained her closest friendships until her final hours. After 65 years, she leaves behind her two closest friends who had the pleasure of enjoying her light longer than most, Marilyn King and Marina Duteau.
As a graduate of Sutton High School’s class of ‘61, Marilyn went onto spend her young adulthood working as a bookkeeper at the PaperBox Company.
Early in the 1980’s, Marilyn Clemmey and Sebastian “Sam” Longo had the rare, but good fortune of being set up on a blind date. They married in 1986 at Elm Park in Worcester, where the large rock that still sits near Park Avenue remains a symbol of joyful and tender times for friends and family. Many memories, and stories told about the love shared between Sam and Marilyn began in that park, nearby that stone.
The couple began their lives together with children, Michael, John and Debra after purchasing their first home together on Beaver St. Worcester. Together they began Goodwin Trucking. While Marilyn managed the administrative side of the business, Sam ran the Trucks and oversaw his crew. The business grew, as did the children, and Marilyn began to follow her own interests and beloved activities.
What began as a love of marketing secondhand wares at flea markets, later turned into Marilyn’s own secondhand store, Hidden Treasures, which she not only ran but truly dedicated her heart to. She ran the second hand store for many years before retiring. During this time, she also relished in hobbies that she perused with fervor. From painting, to quilting and crafting with her grandchildren, of whom she sadly leaves behind as well. Clarissa Staruk, Alysha Clemmey, Bryanna Tremblay, Elizabeth Cormier, Johnny Clemmey Jr., who have all suffered a great loss, and look to their most memorable moments with Gram for comfort.
Painting was a special memory Gram shared especially with her great grandchildren, sons of Clarissa Staruk. Zachary and Alex Staruk, will miss her dearly.
With great granddaughters Esmeralda and Joliyn Mayo, Marilyn extended her love and played, enjoying her time with them as she aged. Both young girls will have many stories and memories to hear about, when family and friends reminisce with them. Marilyn Longo lived a life of experience, and the family will continue to pass down her free spiritedness.
The family wishes to thank everyone who made the effort to visit, talk to, and spend time with their beloved mother and grandmother during her time at Lanessa.
Out of respect for Marilyn’s wishes, the family has chosen to forego a wake and funeral services, but instead host a celebration of life to be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in her name to The Elephant Sanctuary, in Hohenwald, TN.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Shaw-Majercik Funeral Home, 48 School Street Webster, MA. A guest book is available at www.shaw-majercik.com where you may post a condolence or light a candle of remembrance.
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