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deMARIANO, Marjorie E. (Daley) Of Brighton at the age of 93. Our dearly beloved Irish songbird will sing no more. Always with a quick smile, a soft word and maybe a little dance, she was loved by all who knew her and will live forever in our hearts. Passed on April 8, 2013 at the Meadow Green Skilled Nursing Home in Waltham. Marjorie was born July 8, 1919 in Haverhill, the daughter of the late Jeremiah T. and Mary Ellen (Wholley) Daley. She was united in marriage to Edward P. DeMariano of Cambridge on June 14, 1942. They were married for 47 wonderful years. Edward preceded her in death on May 12, 1990. Marjorie was the loving mother of Paul D. of Ellenton, FL, Mark A. of Bradenton, Fl, Elaine P. Smerlas of Waltham and the late Neil E. of Brighton. Beloved grandmother of Aimee C. Cogan, Alexandra G. DeMariano both of FL, Megan and Russ deMariano, Peter E. and Marjorie K. Smerlas all of MA. Great grandmother of Caragh Bella, Jordana, Jacob and Jaden all of FL. Also survived by many nieces and nephews all whom called her "Auntie Babe". Marjorie was predeceased by her three brothers, Alfred, Joseph and John Daley all of Brighton. Funeral from the Lehman Reen & McNamara Funeral Home 63 Chestnut Hill Ave. (nr. Brighton Courthouse) BRIGHTON Friday at 8 am. Funeral Mass in St. Columbkille Church 321 Market St. Brighton at 9 am. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting Hours Thursday 4-8 pm. Interment Holyhood Cemetery. Marjorie lived most of her life in the Brighton and Newton areas and vacationed in Norton, MA, Mt Vernon, ME and Ft Lauderdale, FL. She was a longtime active parishioner and choir member at Our Lady of the Presentation Church Brighton. Mom never lacked for a good story well told and sometimes acted out. She had a green thumb and she tended her gardens with great pride as they were always picturesque and robust. She often recited while she toiled: "The kiss of the sun for pardon, The Song of the birds for mirth, One is nearer God's heart in a garden, Than anywhere else on earth." We hope to someday see Mom again tending to God's garden and we suspect He will have made her Plant Manager of all of the heavenly grounds. Funeral Home handicapped accessible. For directions and guest bookpleasevisit www.lehmanreen.com Lehman Reen & McNamara Funeral Home Brighton 617 782 1000

Published in The Boston Globe from Apr. 10 to Apr. 11, 2013
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