Marilyn Cumiskey
1931 - 2020
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Marilyn Cumiskey
Marilyn Rosalia Cumiskey (nee Fredrikson), 88, of Stamford, Connecticut, died on Monday, April 13, 2020, at Nathaniel Witherell Nursing facility, where she lived for the past year, from complications due to COVID-19. She was born in Yonkers, NY, on May 14, 1931, the daughter of the late Rosalia Drost and Harold Fredrikson. She was predeceased by her husband John "Scrappy" Francis Cumiskey in 1986.
She is survived by her daughters Karin Pryor and husband Jeff of Chicago; Kathleen Clack and her husband Anthony of Bridgeport; and Sharon Beadle and her husband Chris of Stamford. She is also survived by three grandsons, Christopher Beadle of Brooklyn, NY, and Adam and Benjamin Pryor of Chicago, as well as one granddaughter, Lauren Beadle of Stamford.
Marilyn graduated from Stamford High School in 1949 and enjoyed the many '49er reunions through the years, including the most recent one in October 2019. She began her professional career at NBC in New York City; spent many years as an office manager for Blaikie, Miller & Hines, a food service management company; and retired in 1993 from General Reinsurance Company in Stamford.
In addition to her own children and grandchildren, Marilyn cherished her many extended family members, especially her cousin Jacqueline Drost Battaglia, her sisters in law Shirley Stevenson and Nancy Broderick, and her many nieces, nephews and their children.
She loved the ocean, Ireland, dancing, chocolate, ice cream, white wine "with ice", animals of all kinds, the New York Rangers, the New York Yankees and any of her grandchildren's activities, especially Irish dance. She was a longtime member of St. Cecilia parish in Stamford.
Due to the concerns at this time surrounding social gatherings, a celebration of Marilyn's life will be held at a later date.
The family has entrusted the funeral arrangements to Bosak Funeral Home, 453 Shippan Avenue, in Stamford, CT. To leave a condolence message for the family you may visit the guestbook at or on

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Published in Connecticut Post & Stamford Advocate on Apr. 18, 2020.
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May 3, 2020
Hello Karin,

I am very sorry for the loss of your Mom. As we were friends and High School Classmates, so were our Mothers.

Our Mom's were grads of Stamford High School in 1949, my Mom was the late Janet Cooper..and I recently looked at her yearbook and saw that she and your Mom were friends.

Please know, that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

All the Best,

Mark Frederick

Rippowam, 1974
Mark Frederick
April 22, 2020
Sharon and Family,
I am so sorry for the lose of your Mother, she was a very special lady. I will keep you all in my prayers.
Karen Kyser
April 22, 2020
Sharon and Family,
I am so sorry for the lose of your Mother. I will keep you all close in my prayers.
Karen Kyser
April 22, 2020
Dear Sharon
So sorry to hear of your mom's passing. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Hopefully we will see each other at 4:00 Mass soon.
Judy Lunney
April 20, 2020
The Cumiskey family

I am so sorry to hear that Marilyn has passed She was a great lady My prayers are with you all
Diana (Pisani) Schneider
April 19, 2020
Karin, Kathy, Sharon & Chris:

So sorry to hear of your mom's passing. These are testing times for us all, and when a loved one leaves us it makes it even more difficult. Keep the faith and God bless. Strength to you all to get through this very big loss.

Tommy Chiappetta
April 19, 2020
Sharon, Chris, Christopher, Lauren & family,

Words, however kind, can't mend the heartache, but those who are share your loss wish you and yours comfort and peace of mind.
May you find strength in love of family and in the wam embrace of friends.

Heartfelt sympathy and love,
Paulette, Garry & family
Paulette DeLeo
April 19, 2020
Karin,Kathy, & Sharon so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Joe & Judy Otis
Joe & Judy Otis
April 19, 2020
There are just too many memories to list. I am deeply sorry for your loss of Marilyn and especially to this horrific disease. May she rest in peace with Scrappy, and of course Oreo.
Patte Farrell
April 18, 2020
We were so sad to hear of Marilyn's passing. We used to drive her to St. Cecilia when she was able to attend. I, Lucy, also graduated with her. May she rest in peace.

Lucy & Julio Monteleone
April 18, 2020
Sincere sympathy to Marilyn's survivors. May she rest in peace.
The Barosky Family
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