OBITUARY

Marion E. Carley

July 26, 1930November 5, 2018
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Marion E. Carley on November 5, 2018 of East Setauket, LI. Formerly of Port Jefferson Station, LI. Beloved wife of the late James. G. Loving mother of James (Laura), Robert (Patricia), Alice Sheppard (Dan), Kathleen Burke (Tom), Patricia Antone (David), Lillian Stanford (Keith), Eileen Bruce and the late Kevin. Cherished grandmother of 17 and great grandmother of 5. Reposing at O.B. Davis Funeral Homes, 4839 Nesconset Highway, Port Jefferson Station, LI. Visitation on Thursday, November 8th from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Funeral Mass Friday at 10:30 AM at St. Anthony of Padua R.C. Church, Rocky Point, LI. Interment to follow at St. John's Cemetery.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, November 8, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Friday, November 9, 2018
  • Interment Friday, November 9, 2018
REMEMBERING

Marion E. Carley

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Kathy Burke

December 13, 2018

Kathy Burke

December 13, 2018

Kathy Burke

December 13, 2018

Kathy Burke

December 13, 2018

Mom loved to celebrate life ! ! This is one of my favorites of many wonderful memories ! Love you Mom !!

Bob CARLEY

December 11, 2018

Too few have been blessed with the wisdom, strength and warmth of a spirit such as mom's. Fewer still, have benefited from a journey of 88 years. For this we are all blessed.
Always the tough "Jersey girl" who partnered with an as tough Brooklyn lad, they took all that life could throw at them in stride, and with ever present, caring smiles. They were both raised in non traditional families. We rarely spoke of their early challenges, they were conquered with all but the life lessons left behind. From these humble beginnings, mom embodied resilience, integrity and an unyielding passion for family.
Mom and dad raised 8 kids on a shoe string budget, but there was always room at the table for a friend. Amid the chaos, mom spoke firmly, rarely raising her voice and without a cross word. We traded days in the " dog house" always eager to pass the bone to the next. Her smile would signal our release, her timing was impeccable and we knew she knew the way.
We all enjoyed and sought her company. She found good in all and encouraged us to be the best. There's so much to say, she will be sorely missed, let's just pray for her ......and gather regularly to quarrel on who she liked best!!!!

Tori Bruce

December 10, 2018

There are moments in life when you miss someone so much, you just want to pluck them from your dreams and hug them for real. When the door of happiness has closed, another will open. So they say, right? Let us not spend too long staring at that closed door, that we don't see the one which has opened for us. We are all together, celebrating someone who made us smile, someone who made our dark days seem bright, and someone who made our hearts beat. Grandma would tell us to dream what we want to dream, go where we want to go, and be who we want to be, because we only have one short life, and one chance to do all the things we want to do. And supported us each and every step of the way. Grandma had enough happiness to make her sweet, enough tries to make her strong, enough sorrow to keep her human, and enough hope to keep her happy. The happiest of people don't always havethe best of everything, they just make the most of everything and everyone who comes their way. Grandma, when you were born you were crying, and everyone around you was smiling. You have lived your life to the very end. You're now the one who is smiling, and everyone around you is crying. You have touched so many lives,
in your own special way. Your spirit lives on in all of our memories, and within all of our hearts. We won't be counting the years which pass, but counting all of the wonderful memories you have left us to enjoy.

Thank you for all those memories.
You will always be "simply gawgeous."

Matthew Stanford

December 9, 2018

My grandma has always been someone I admired throughout my childhood. Her ability to bring positive energy to any room she walked in is something I'll never forget. Whether it was conversating with all the neighbors at the bus stop or leading the way at the dinner table, Grandma always provided the light and energy to anywhere she went. I'm truly blessed to have been impacted by such a strong, fun-loving woman that I got to call gramitron.

Lillian Stanford

December 9, 2018

I was so very blessed to have you for a mother. Being the seventh of your eight children, I had the unique perspective of observing you navigate the struggles of a large family with the most patience, strength, faith and without a doubt the greatest show of unconditional love. There could be no offense that would go unforgiven, as your heart was just too great. Mom was happiest when surrounded by her family - the more the merrier! She was always quick with a smile and always looking to get out and live and enjoy life. She would go to every baseball, basketball, football game, dance, music recital, etc that she could. She was truly a remarkable woman with a genuinely happy, kind, fun-loving spirit. She was a wonderful loving grandmother to my children. She was always a very active participant in their activities and games. So much so, she was referred to as Gramitron - not just your average grandma, but a superhero grandma. I am so deeply saddened that you have left this world, but your love and spirit will live on in all of us. Until we meet again,
Your loving daughter, Lilly

Kathy Burke

December 3, 2018

I was blessed to have Marion E Carley as a mom . I will miss her every day . She was the best .

Michelle Carley

November 26, 2018

Grandma was a force of nature. I will miss her laugh, her smile, her sense of humor. She could talk to anyone and made friends wherever she went. I am so happy she got to know her great-grandchildren. Sam loves his Gma, as she liked to be called. She was full of life until the very end of her 88 years.

Grandma filled the room with warmth, love and laughter. She will be dearly missed. We love you Grandma!