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Marilyn M Marquis

Yardley, Pennsylvania

Jun 10, 1947 – Oct 4, 2021 (Age 74)


June 10, 1947
October 4, 2021
Yardley, Pennsylvania


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Swartz-Givnish Funeral Home, Inc. Obituary

Marilyn Marquis, 74, passed away October 4, 2021, at her home in Yardley, PA. with her daughter, sister, and childhood friend at her side, after recently being diagnosed with a rare, aggressive autoimmune disease. Marilyn was born to the late Don and Olga Marquis. Marilyn was the third of four...

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For all too brief a time, I had the great honor and privilege of working with Marilyn at the Academic Success Center at Bucks County Community College. In her friendly interactions with me and all the staff,her generous mentoring to new tutors, and her kindness and dedication to the students she tutored, Marilyn spread a blanket of warmth and generosity of spirit over all of us. I am a better person for having known her. She will be missed.

They say that people come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime! That was Marilyn-a kind, generous, intelligent, compassionate, funny and wise woman. She came into my life 4 years ago, when I needed help with my Italian pronunciation. What I did not know at that time, was that she would add so much more to my life, than Italian. Our professor suggested that I go to the tutoring center to work on my pronunciation. I was assigned to Marilyn. We met for an hour twice a week for...

Marilyn and l were friends since the 10th grade at Reseda High School. Never has a sweeter heart or more beautiful person existed. A true and honest friend and an example of humanity that was worth emulating. I will miss her and be forever grateful for the influence she had in my life. A beautiful smile and a musical laugh. What a wonderful woman!

Marilyn was without dispute my most influential friend. We met when our daughters were 2 1/2 and attending French classes together. As the years passed Marilyn had the great books groups and her special talent for people followed her where ever she moved to. We both reentered college after divorces and made what we felt was a better life for all concerned. I will miss this friend...why things like this happen to good people I will never know. Madeline, my love and condolences to you.

I am so sorry to learn of Marilyn's passing. She was a magnificent force in the Bay Area; we miss her creativity, generosity, energy and dedication to so many causes. (And, for those of us fortunate to be her friend, her delicious Italian cooking.) She was a lovely, kind and musical soul. I shall miss her.