Marian Feeney

June 19, 1937February 2, 2014

Marian (Seaman) Feeney, age 76, of Chester passed away on February 2, 2014, at Chesterfield Convalescent Home in Chester after a long illness. She was born on June 19,1937, in Wyoming, New York, daughter of the late William and Francis (Milligan) Seaman. She is survived by her husband, Gerard Feeney. Besides her beloved husband of 44 years she is survived by many cousins and a large extended family.

Marian earned a Masters of Science Degree and completed coursework for her PHD at UMASS Amherst. She was an Associate Professor of Environment and Natural Resource Economics at the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, RI. Marian received statewide recognition for her many hours of networking with and encouraging women to further their knowledge and ability to become effective individuals in their home, community and workplace through the Family Community Leadership Program. She was always eager to share her experiences knowledge and resource materials. Many have benefited from her insights and inspiration. Marian also lent her leadership skills to multiple organizations, notably the Mystic woman's group, Chester Village West, and Cooperative Extension program.

Family and friends may visit the Swan Funeral Home 1224 Boston Post Road, Old Saybrook, Friday, February 7, 2014 from 4-7 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 10:30 am at St Joseph Church, Chester, CT. Internment will follow at St Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. Please visit for online tributes and condolences.


  • Calling Hours Friday, February 7, 2014
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, February 8, 2014

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March 3, 2014

I just realized today that Marian has passed. She was in the room next to my mom's at Chesterfields.

My deepest sympathy to you and your family during this difficult time. Although I did not know Marian I will always remember her beautiful smile.

Ginger Zeleznicky
Ivoryton, CT

The Mystic Woman's Club

February 16, 2014

Our sincere sympathy to Marian's family. Many members have fond memories of Marian when she was a very active member of the Mystic Woman's Club. We truly missed her when she left our organization. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family.

judy gorman

February 8, 2014

It was only yesterday, so it seems, that I was interviewed and hired by Marion. That was the spring of 1978. I was newly married and all of 21. Marion was so taken by my "talking hands", I am 100 per cent Italian so needless to say. I was hired as her Secretary in the Cooperative Extension at URI. My fondest memories during that brief year I worked there are of Marion. Being a resident of Florida for the last 37 years, my husband often checks the projo for people we may know. Today he saw Marion had passed. Not only was I so saddened by her passing but the indication she had been stricken with Alzheimer's. Such a vibrant, intelligent woman and mentor for me personally. I kept in touch for awhile til life got too busy, but always thought of her with the fondest of memories. If you don't remember me Gerry it's ok. I never forgot her and always missed her. Fondly Judy Gorman

February 7, 2014

Dear Gerry, I was sorry to hear about your wife's death. Hopefully she wasn't in pain. May God hold you safe as you continue life without her. A writing friend from the past, Kathy Swope

Bea and Dick Muzyka

February 6, 2014

Marion, your warm and giving nature will remain in our hearts. We have many fond memories of enjoyable experiences we shared.
Bea and Dick Muzyka

Bruce and Betty Stockham

February 5, 2014

we sure would like to join you but will have you in you thoughts and prayers.
our lives were blessed with your presence in them.
we have oodles of photos to keep the memories alive. May she rest in peace.