Marilyn LaFlamme

June 26, 1932October 26, 2018
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Marilyn LaFlamme, 86, of Duluth, went home to be with the Lord on Friday October 26, 2018 at her home. She was born June 26, 1932 to Frank and Mary Borelli in Hibbing, MN.

Marilyn was a graduate of St. Scholastica Stanbrook Hall High School. On November 10, 1951 she married the love of her life, Roland LaFlamme. Together they raised five children in Duluth, where she was a home maker and secretary for the LaFLamme Agency Inc. until retirement.

She was known for her strong faith and dedication to others. She was very humble and enjoyed serving everyone. Marilyn was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church and a very active member in Community Bible Study for over 35 years. She volunteered at St. Luke’s Hospital, was a bell ringer for the Salvation Army, and also knitted prayer shawls for cancer patients.

Marilyn was preceded in death by her husband, Roland and brother, Frank Borelli.

She was always putting her family first and will be greatly missed by her loving children, Steve (Barb) LaFlamme of Duluth, Kathy (Tim) McCarthy of Summit WI, Dave LaFlamme of Superior, Susan (Don) Sell of Duluth, and Linda (Jim) Blesener of Mahtomedi MN; 13 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren; brother, Michael (Carolyn) Borelli; sister, Jean (Joe) Lobe; sister-in-law, Betty Borelli; sister-in-law, Barbara (George) Skrbich.

Memorials are preferred to the Salvation Army.

Visitation: 10:00 until the 11:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at St. John’s Catholic Church, 4230 St. Johns Ave, Duluth. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.


  • Steve (Barb) LaFlamme, Son
  • Kathy (Tim) McCarthy, Daughter
  • Dave LaFlamme, Son
  • Susan (Don) Sell, Daughter
  • Linda (Jim) Blesener, Daughter
  • Michael (Carolyn) Borelli, Brother
  • Jean (Joe) Lobe, Sister
  • Betty Borelli, Sister-in-law
  • Barbara (George) Skrbich, Sister-in-law
  • Marilyn is also survived by her 13 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

  • Jonathan LaFlamme, Active Pallbearer
  • Philip LaFlamme, Active Pallbearer
  • Kevin Sell, Active Pallbearer
  • Timothy McCarthy, Active Pallbearer
  • Don Sell, Active Pallbearer
  • Jim Blesener, Active Pallbearer


  • Visitation Wednesday, October 31, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Marilyn LaFlamme

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Michael and Carolyn Borelli

November 4, 2018

In remembering Marilyn, we think not only of her boundless energy, but her effervescent personality, which infused every gathering with happiness and a lovely graciousness.

She always focused on other people, sharing her understanding and compassion, and generously donated her personal time to many community organizations.

She was a reservoir of wisdom and gifted with a deep intellect. She drew strength and inspiration from her spiritual faith and was sustained by her unparalleled love and devotion to her family. It was truly a gift to have known her.

Kay Lackner

October 31, 2018

I'm so sorry to hear about Marilyn's passing. She was an exceptional friend who always had a smile in her voice. I first met Marilyn when the LaFlamme Agency shared office space with us. We become good friends rather quickly. I will always remember her kindness and compassion for others. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all.

Kay Lackner

Tara Borelli

October 30, 2018

Aunt Marilyn was a deeply kind and loving person. She was such a generous spirit, always contributing her time and energy to lift other people up. She will be deeply missed, and leaves behind treasured memories and grateful hearts among those who knew her.

K.C. Doyle

October 28, 2018

Kathy & family,

My deepest condolences to each of you on the loss of this wonderful woman & influence. May these next days and weeks be filled with memories of your shared life and love.