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Marilyn G. Ottaviani

Framingham, Massachusetts


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Norton Funeral Home, Inc. - Framingham Obituary

FRAMINGHAM – Marilyn G. (Garbarino) Ottaviani longtime resident of Framingham died peacefully, Tuesday, September 3, 2019 surrounded by her family after a sudden illness. She had just celebrated her 80th birthday on July 22nd with the most special people in her life. Marilyn was married to the love her life, Philip R. Ottaviani for 56 years.

Born in Framingham, Marilyn was the daughter of the late Charles John and Geraldine (Roche) Garbarino.

She graduated from The Academy of the Assumption in Wellesley Hills class of 1957 and from Garland Junior College class of 1959.

Marilyn devoted her life to her family and overflowed with love and pride for them. Her greatest joy was being with her grandchildren for whom her love was immeasurable. Her generosity made everyone around her feel loved and special. She gave unconditional love to all and was known for sending cards to many relatives and friends making them feel important.

She loved delivering gifts and baking dozens of desserts to make every occasion and holiday special. Her hat collection added to her elegance and she enjoyed the beauty of nature and flowers especially roses and hydrangeas.

Marilyn a devoted wife and mother is survived by her children, Philip R. Ottaviani Jr, and his wife Valerie of Framingham, Beth Depietri and her husband William of Southborough; cherished grandchildren, Jared William Depietri, Justin Philip Depietri, Brandon Robert Depietri, Caroline Beth Depietri and Julia Katherine Ottaviani; beloved brother, John C. and his wife Laurie Garbarino of Duxbury; sister in law, Irene D. Quinn of Framingham. She had a special place in her heart for her nieces and nephews; Cynthia Quinn, Robert Quinn, Leslie Garbarino, Chase Garbarino and his wife Jessica and their son, Dash. She is also survived by her many cousins, godchildren and lifelong friends.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, September 6 , 2019 from 4 – 8 PM at  Norton Funeral Home, 53 Beech Street (corner of Union Ave.), Framingham.  A Catholic Mass will be celebrated at St. Bridget’s Parish on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 10 AM.  Burial will follow at St. Tarcisius Cemetery, Framingham.

Expressions of sympathy may be made in her name to Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, 55 Fruit St, Boston, MA 02114.


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Dear Beth and Family,
We were so sorry to learn of Marilyn's sudden passing. We used to see her in the pick-up line at school - or at various events on campus over the years - and it was evident she loved her grandchildren.. The memories shared here on-line certainly are those of a wonderfully giving, dedicated and loving matriarch of the family. Sending our deepest condolences and prayers for comfort during this time.
The Student Family

I was just informed of this beautiful woman's passing.and am in shock and overwhelmingly sad for all of you, Phil, Philip and Beth. I met this amazing mother when i was entrusted with the education of her beloved children. I was Philip's 2nd grade and 3grade teacher and Beth's 2nd grade teacher. Marilyn was the most involved classroom mom and we formed a quick and mutually respectful friendship. Who couldnt love this beautiful blue-eyed woman who had such zest, love and interest in the day...

Sending you deepest sympathy.
Michelle Wills (granddaughter of Angie Owens and Niece of Jean Fiorvanti)

Phil, Philip, Beth and Families
So sorry to hear about Marilyn. She was a great lady and her family was her life.

So very sorry for your loss, Phil, Philip & Beth. Thinking of you all, and your families.

Phil Ottaviani my deepest condolences for the passing of your mother. May she rest in eternal peace and may God provide you and your family with the strength and support you need at this time.

Phil, Valerie and Julia, I am so sorry for your loss. I hope that all your loving memories of Marilyn will keep her close in your hearts so she will be with you forever. My deepest condolences.

Condolences and heartfelt sympathy to the family and friends.

We remember with fondness M,arilyns warmth,beauty ,laughter and kindness to all.