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Claude R. Boyd–Spencer Funeral Home

448 West Main Street, Babylon, NY

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OBITUARY

Marilyn M. Clark

August 13, 1940September 10, 2020
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Clark, Marilyn M. of Smithtown, L.I. on September 10, 2020. Beloved wife of the late John. Loving mother of Karen Rossi (Dean) and Michael Tebben. Cherished grandmother of Alexander and Miranda. Friends may visit at the Claude R. Boyd-Spencer Funeral Home, 448 West Main St., Babylon, NY 11702 on Tuesday 12:00pm - 3:00pm and 5:00pm - 7:00pm. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph Church on Wednesday at 10:30am. Interment to follow at Calverton National Cemetery.

  • FAMILY

  • Karen Rossi (Dean), Daughter
  • Michael Tebben, Son
  • Alexander Rossi, Grandson
  • Miranda Rossi, Granddaughter
  • John Clark, Husband (deceased)

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Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, September 15, 2020

  • Funeral Mass

    Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Memories

Marilyn M. Clark

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Marlene Fazio

September 18, 2020

I knew Marilyn for a very short time but I could see a warm loving woman who adores her family!! She brought a smile to my face every time a went to visit her. She was always pleasant enough though she had pain. My fondest memory of Marilyn was how heroic she was during her lowest time in her life!! God bless her!!

Michael Tebben

September 12, 2020

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My Favorite Picture!

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Baby Karen & mom

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Disney

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Mom's legacy -

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Happy Mothers Day

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My Favorite Picture!

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Baby Karen & mom

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Disney

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Mom's legacy -

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Happy Mothers Day

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Cuddles with Grandma

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Susan and John's Wedding

Biography

If anyone ever cared ~ really cared for someone else it would have been Marilyn Clark. She was warm hearted and well liked and these wonderful traits came easily to her. Marilyn was a sociable and friendly person, someone who was always making sure that those around her had whatever they needed. She was a talkative person who was tactful most of the time but always said what she meant.

The daughter of Charles and Margaret Wittmer, Marilyn was born at Kings County Hospital on August 13, 1940 and grew up on Catalpa Avenue in Ridgewood, Queens. Marilyn had four younger brothers, Chuck, Happy, Artie and Dennis and four younger sisters, Patty, Peggy, Janet and Eileen (who she nicknamed Tiger). Marilyn and her siblings had the typical rivalries while growing up but they all cared deeply for one another and still do even though they live far apart.

As the oldest in the family, Marilyn dutifully helped her mother with the younger children. This was the time she naturally showed her sympathetic and caring side. She was an obedient child who wanted to win the favor of others. These admirable qualities would become a large part of Marilyn’s personality throughout her life.

Marilyn was blessed with two children – daughter, Karen Rossi, and son, Michael Tebben. She was also blessed with two amazing grandchildren – Alexander Rossi (a/k/a “my munchkin”) and Miranda Rossi (a/k/a “my little one”). Marilyn’s family was undoubtedly the most important thing to her and she cherished those she held close.

She was a lover of all animals and cherished her pets. One of her favorites was Pretty Girl, a tan and white tabby cat, who was a best friend to her for many years. Her life was filled with special cats – Sam, Smokey, Pretty Girl, Gizmo, Big Red and lastly she leaves behind her Buddy. Marilyn also befriended a few squirrels and cardinals that would come by every day for treats! She even named one squirrel who visited her “Gimpy” because he had an injured foot.

Marilyn was funny – often in a sarcastic way. She was graceful, strong and smart – and don’t forget obsessively neat!!! She will be missed for her kindness, her attention to what was going on in other people’s lives and for her never giving up when things were hard. She loved to chat and could engage just about anyone in a discussion. She had a talent for making people feel welcomed and loved. She didn’t hold back though. She would tell you how she felt. At her core, Marilyn was understanding and kind.

There are certainly many people waiting for Marilyn especially her beloved husband, John F. Clark, her brothers Charles and Robert, her sister Patricia and stepson Brian Clark who all preceded her in death.

Marilyn M. Clark passed away peacefully in her home on September 10, 2020. She is survived by her two children, two grandchildren, son-in-law, Dean Rossi, stepson Scott Clark, brothers Artie and Dennis, sisters Peggy, Janet and Eileen and over 20 nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at Boyd-Spencer Funeral Home and St. Joseph's Church. Marilyn will be laid to rest with her husband, John F Clark at Calverton National Cemetery

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