Marilyn Burton

December 5, 1947August 9, 2013

Marilyn Burton, 66, of Manchester, died Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, at Jersey Shore Medical Center, Neptune. She was born in Newark and lived in Brick for 10 years before moving to Manchester 7 years ago. Mrs. Burton was the co-founder of the Smart Start Academy in Toms River, along with her daughter, Alicia Bellissimo.

She is survived by her husband, Walter Burton of 19 years; her son and daughter-in-law, Howard and Patrice Baranker of Pine Beach; her daughter and son-in-law, Alicia and Duane Bellissimo of Toms River; her sister and brother-in-law, Diane and Ted Nathan of West Orange; and her five grandchildren, Heather, Ben, Jared, Brooke and Hayden.

Service are today, 1 p.m. at Beth Olam Cemetery, Route 70, Lakewood. Donations in her memory can be made to either The American Heart Assoc. or the Jersey Shore Medical Center, Neptune, NJ. Bloomfield-Cooper Jewish Chapels, Lakewood, is in charge of arrangements


  • Graveside Service Friday, August 9, 2013

Marilyn Burton

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September 12, 2013

Thought of Ms. Marilyn today. Still can't believe she's gone. My thoughts are with Alicia and her family.

Eydie Adams

August 22, 2013

Marilyn and I went to high school together. She and I kept in touch via email and we were political comrades. I was so looking forward to seeing her at our upcoming reunion. I will truly miss her. RIP were a great lady!

My sincerest condolences to Marilyn's family.

Janet Dahl

August 21, 2013

I am so sad that Marilyn is gone. She was such a big part of my childhood and always had a smile or word of encouragement for me. She lived life to the fullest and I can still hear her laugh. She was very good to all of us (all of Alicia's friends)and I am sure she is now in charge in Heaven - she wouldn't have it any other way. She was strong and sweet and my heart hurts for your entire family. It was a priviledge to have known her and I am so sorry I could not attend the services. My love & prayers to you all.

Rick Lugones

August 16, 2013

My deepest condolences Walter. May God give you the strength and patience through this difficult time.


August 15, 2013

It can be so hard to face the first year without your loved one, but the love of family and friends can carry you through.

Chash Giovenco

August 14, 2013

Alicia, Brooke, Duane and family, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I know words will ease the pain. It has been 5 years since my mother passed away and I still miss her. God bless you and keep you close during this difficult time.

August 14, 2013

walter, my sincere condolences to you and your family.

peter fekete

fred sona

August 14, 2013

Walter and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. God Bless you my Brother, and give you strength through it all .

cheryl lopez

August 14, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with all what a great loss always so kind to my granddaughter that attended smart start

John Wiberg

August 14, 2013

Please accept my condolence. My prayers are with you pal. God Bless.