Wayland, Massachusetts

Age 62




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GENTRY, Marylynn Cherished wife of Chris Riley and beloved mother of daughters Samantha and Meredith Riley, died on December 7, 2019 with her family at her side, after a valiant struggle with complications from multiple myeloma. Aged 62, she was the daughter of the late Mary Jane and Stokes...

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Marylynn was one of my favorite people to work with on land conservation issues on Beacon Hill. She had a wonderful light and integrity about her, and was so smart and fun. I am very sad to read of her passing, and my deepest condolences to her family. Jen Ryan

Our condolences from the Bd. of Dir. of Common Ground Land Trust. Marylynn was a true servant and supporter of all
who had need of her knowledge.

I have fond memories of several pleasant interactions with Marylynn, particularly in her roles with the Mass. Land Trust Coalition and with the Harvard Conservation Trust. She was always very warm and welcoming to me and shared my love for nature and the outdoors. While I knew that Marylynn had been dealing with some serious health challenges for some time, I was nevertheless saddened to hear of her passing. I am sorry that I will not be able to attend the memorial service in her honor in...

To the family of Marylyn Gentry,
Please accept our heartfelt sympathy on the passing of your beloved. Dr. Gentry was our pediatrician when our sons were children. His warm and soft, caring and nurturing ways always warmed our hearts. I never knew his daughter, however from her obituary, such a fine exemplary individual. May the many memories held in the heart provide comfort in the challenging days ahead.

I was so very sorry to read of the passing of
Marylynn. She was one of my very favorite students at the Shelburne Middle School. She was a gem amongst gems. Marylynn was my score keeper for two years as I coached basketball and did an excellent job. I relied on her a great deal during that time. But more important, I remember her as a wonderful, kind person with all the attributes we wish to see in everyone. I am sure she will be missed by all her family and all that knew her.

My childhood friend, you will be missed. Prayers to the families, she was a bright star in everything she did. how fortunate we are that she touched so many people.

Her RADIANT SMILE! She always sent out a message of genuine caring with that naturally beautiful smile.
We will all miss her! Heaven is now blessed, for sure
Cookie & Francis