ORO B. Marilyn Oro, 91, beloved wife of the late William F. Oro, died peacefully on September 20, 2014 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. Born in Melrose, March 15, 1923, Marilyn, as she preferred to be called, was the daughter of the late James H. and Elida Kaspara (Nilsen) Kelley of Wakefield. Mrs. Oro had been employed for 23 years in the Lighting Department at the Sylvania plant on Sylvan Street in Danvers. Mrs. Oro was quite proud of her Norwegian ancestry, having traveled to Norway on two occasions. She was a member of the Morgensolen Lodge 545 of the Sons of Norway. In August of 2008, Mrs. Oro was successful in spearheading the campaign to have Wenham install the first full set of traffic lights at the Route 97 intersection. Mrs. Oro moved to Wenham in 1955 with her husband William, where they lived until moving to Emeritus at Cherry Hill in Danvers in May of 2011. Mr. and Mrs. Oro were married for 64 years. More than anything, she loved her family and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Mrs. Oro is survived by her two sons and daughters-in-law: Raymond K. and Judy (Nelson) Oro of Fremont, NH, and Ronald W. and Judy (Lawton) Oro of South Hamilton; and a daughter and son-in-law: Sandra E. and Michael Festa of Melrose; five grandchildren: Jonathan Oro, Susanne Preble, Michael Festa, Danielle Festa and Scott Oro; and five great grandchildren. She was the loving sister of the late Floyd R. Kelley, Edith V. Hackett, Charles H. Kelley and James R. Kelley. A Funeral Service will be held at the Campbell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, BEVERLY on Wednesday at 11:00 A.M. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday from 4:00 P.M. 8:00 P.M. Burial will be in Wenham Cemetery. Memorial Donations may be made in Mrs. Oro’s Memory to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B102, Danvers, MA 01923. Information, directions and condolences at www.campbellfuneral.com.
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Published in Boston Herald on Sept. 22, 2014