Marianne McIntosh

McIntosh, Marianne
Marianne McIntosh, 74, died on Dec. 24 following a courageous battle with lung cancer. Born and raised in San Francisco, she graduated from the San Francisco College for Women in 1960. Marianne was a lifelong educator, teaching elementary school and piano lessons for more than three decades. Her entrepreneurial spirit flourished when she opened her own boutique in Scottsdale, Arizona, called Gift Closet. She also operated an interior design business for nearly 20 years. She and her husband moved to Stamford in 2008 to seek treatment at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. Marianne is survived by her devoted husband of more than 50 years, Gary, who cherished every moment with her. She is also survived by their three children, Marianne Armstrong of Charlotte, NC, Kelly McAndrew of Stamford, and Gary McIntosh, also of Stamford, their spouses, Dan Armstrong, Mike McAndrew and Jennifer McIntosh, and seven granddaughters: Danielle Armstrong, Kaitlyn, Cassidy and Molly McAndrew, and Sabrina, Charlotte and Christina McIntosh. She was predeceased by her brother, Edwin William Beedle, III. Marianne imbued in her children and grandchildren her love of the arts, particularly music, and her strong devotion to the Catholic Church. She filled their lives with love, encouragement, a commitment to excellence and plenty of fashion tips. Nothing delighted Marianne more than to watch her granddaughters dance on a big stage or right in the family room. She loved to share her perfume with them and taught each one the importance of being a lady. Every feat, no matter how small, was viewed as a major achievement in her eyes. She passed away with her family at her side. A memorial mass will be said at Holy Spirit Catholic Church on Friday, Dec. 28 at 12 noon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the Shrine of St. Jude Thaddeus at

Published in StamfordAdvocate on Dec. 27, 2012