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OBITUARY

Marilyn Ann Sitty

February 3, 1933August 8, 2020

Marilyn Ann Sitty, 87, of Waterford passed away at her home on Saturday, August 8th. She was born in Springfield, Ohio on February 3, 1933, the daughter of Elwood and Anna Cotter. Growing up, Marilyn lived in many parts of the country and graduated from Salem High School in Salem, Oregon in 1950. Marilyn worked as a cancer research technician at the Miami Cancer Institute in Florida while attending the University of Miami. It was at the University of Miami that she met her future husband, Edmond Sitty. Marilyn and Ed were wed in Miami, Florida on February 8, 1957 and enjoyed over 63 years of marriage. They settled in Connecticut and Marilyn completed her education at Eastern Connecticut State University in 1970 and became a 3rd grade teacher at Flanders School in East Lyme.

Marilyn was an extraordinary teacher and spent 20 years doing what she loved, teaching children. She especially enjoyed teaching the sciences and in 1988 received the "Celebration of Excellence" teaching recognition for her self-created program "Environments: Fields, Woods, Rivers". Marilyn and Ed raised three children together enjoying time boating, hiking and traveling as a family. After retirement, she and her husband enjoyed traveling to new places, including Europe, Morocco, Egypt and numerous national parks. They also took time for some adventures, including taking a hot air balloon ride and parasailing over the Niantic Bay. Marilyn especially enjoyed reading, attending the theater, tending to her flower garden, crossword puzzles, writing poetry and spending time with her family. She will be remembered most for her smile, sense of humor, kindness and generosity.

Marilyn was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend who always had time to listen, support and console anyone in need. She will be missed by all who knew her. Marilyn is survived by her husband Edmond; her children Elizabeth Netsch (Randy) of Chester, Dianne Sirois (Joe) of Amherst, New Hampshire and Brian Sitty (Joanna Breton) of Waterford; her brother Norman Cotter of Houston, Texas; her grandchildren Matthew Scully, Christine Perry, Randa Larson, Danielle John and Lauren Sirois and her great-grandchildren Gregor, Hammond, Dana, Adrian and Beckett. Marilyn was pre-deceased by her sister Nancy Kisling of Orlando, Florida.

A private family memorial service is planned. In lieu of flowers, donations in Marilyn's memory can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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Kim Kisling Johnson

August 18, 2020

Aunt Marilyn was such an important person in my life. I will miss her terribly. She was my mother's older sister. My mother, Nancy, had a twelve year struggle with dementia...and for the entire time Aunt Marilyn never let her be alone even though they lived across the country from each other. Marilyn called her until mom couldn't talk on the phone any longer, and she never stopped writing her cards of love and remembrance. I will always be so appreciative of her never ending love.

My Aunt Marilyn and Uncle Ed's family are the people in my family that I love the very most, and they have always loved and respected me. Liz, their eldest daughter, is not only my cousin, but my best friend.

We spent vacations together at grandma and grandpa Cotter's, Marilyn and my mom's parents, and we went orange picking or swimming at Alexander Springs.

At 13 years old I spent two weeks with my Aunt Marilyn and Uncle Ed...and they had a summer child already staying with them...Ramone. Marilyn was always calm, and I honestly can't ever remember her getting very mad.

Aunt Marilyn called me a week before she passed and we talked for a long time and we told each other how much we loved one another. I'm so very happy about that phone call. It will stay with me forever.

She wrote a poem about Sisters...I truly believe she is sharing a glass of wine with mom as they continue to watch over all of us. Rest In Peace. I love you.

Danielle John

August 14, 2020

Forever your “MFG” ❤️

Randa Larson

August 14, 2020

I miss you grandma, you were an amazing woman. I will never forget the Winnie the Pooh quote. Thank you for everything.

Elizabeth Netsch

August 14, 2020

I miss you Mom. You have the most thoughtful and beautiful soul of any person I have ever known.

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Biography

Marilyn Ann Sitty, 87, of Waterford passed away at her home on Saturday, August 8th. She was born in Springfield, Ohio on February 3, 1933, the daughter of Elwood and Anna Cotter. Growing up, Marilyn lived in many parts of the country and graduated from Salem High School in Salem, Oregon in 1950. Marilyn worked as a cancer research technician at the Miami Cancer Institute in Florida while attending the University of Miami. It was at the University of Miami that she met her future husband, Edmond Sitty. Marilyn and Ed were wed in Miami, Florida on February 8, 1957 and enjoyed over 63 years of marriage. They settled in Connecticut and Marilyn completed her education at Eastern Connecticut State University in 1970 and became a 3rd grade teacher at Flanders School in East Lyme.

Marilyn was an extraordinary teacher and spent 20 years doing what she loved, teaching children. She especially enjoyed teaching the sciences and in 1988 received the "Celebration of Excellence" teaching recognition for her self-created program "Environments: Fields, Woods, Rivers". Marilyn and Ed raised three children together enjoying time boating, hiking and traveling as a family. After retirement, she and her husband enjoyed traveling to new places, including Europe, Morocco, Egypt and numerous national parks. Marilyn especially enjoyed reading, attending the theater, crossword puzzles, writing poetry and spending time with her family. She will be remembered most for her smile, sense of humor, kindness and generosity.

Marilyn was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend who always had time to listen, support and console anyone in need. She will be missed by all who knew her. Marilyn is survived by her husband Edmond; her children Elizabeth Netsch (Randy) of Chester, Dianne Sirois (Joe) of Amherst, New Hampshire and Brian Sitty (Joanna Breton) of Waterford; her brother Norman Cotter of Houston, Texas; her grandchildren Matthew Scully, Christine Perry, Randa Larson, Danielle John and Lauren Sirois and her great-grandchildren Gregor, Hammond, Dana, Adrian and Beckett. Marilyn was pre-deceased by her sister Nancy Kisling of Orlando, Florida.

A private family memorial service is planned. In lieu of flowers, donations in Marilyn's memory can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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