Marianne T. McLennan
May 8, 1949 – March 1, 2020
Marianne T. McLennan, 70, of Westport, MA completed her life’s journey on March 1, 2020. Born in Boston, MA, on Mother’s Day 1949 alongside her twin, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Josephine (Bischoff) Kindamo. Marianne grew up in Roslindale, MA, and Marshfield, MA, graduating from Marshfield High School in 1967.
Marianne was a Registered Nurse before retirement and touched many lives in New Bedford, Fall River, and the surrounding communities. She loved working at the Greater New Bedford Community Health Center throughout the 1980s and particularly enjoyed teaching childbirth education classes. She later went on to train in perinatal addiction nursing through the Boston University School of Medicine. She also was trained in Brazelton Neonatal Assessment through the Harvard School of Public Health. She worked at St. Luke’s Hospital and later provided home nursing for both pediatric and adult patients. She was empathetic, altruistic and truly loved her patients.
When Marianne came into a room people were drawn to her beautiful smile and radiant warmth. She had a gift for making others feel comfortable in her presence. She was outgoing, funny, witty, and loved to laugh. Marianne enjoyed reading and writing and was imaginative and creative. She was excellent at decorating and loved Halloween and Christmas. Gingerbread house parties and birthday parties for her dogs were among her favorite events to host.
Marianne was mother of Lauren Mauceri and her husband Matthew Ethier and Graham McLennan; loving “Nanny” of Sam and Annie; and sister of Andy Kindamo (her twin), Kathi Davis, and Greg and Paul Kindamo. Her family also includes Richard Mauceri, Dona Lavoie, and Donna and Richard Fennelly who were dear to her. Lastly, she leaves her beloved dog, Mia.
The family would like to extend special thanks to Dr. John Yang and the nursing staff of Hudner Oncology as well as Dr. Susana Campos of The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute for their kind and compassionate care.
A Celebration of Marianne’s Life will be held at a later date.
Remembrances may be made in Marianne’s honor to the Marie Poussepin Outreach Ministry to help oncology patients and families needing assistance. Donations can be mailed to: Marie Poussepin Outreach Ministry, Dominical Sisters of the Presentation, 3012 Elm Street, Dighton, MA, 02715.
No services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Marianne T. McLennan
March 30, 2020
Dear loved ones,
Marianne and I worked very closely together in a small Perinatal Addictions Program in New Bedford. We began with two case managers, two nurses, and myself, the LICSW psychotherapist and Coordinator. We had written an extensive, five-year grant. which was the FIRST of its kind She brought her FULL heart to our team, our patients, and to everyone with whom she met. She and I were both pregnant at the same time - that was SO special, , and I NEVER forget that experience. with her. Graham and Angelina were both born beautiful and healthy. She was also a confidant for me and helped me make difficult personal life decisions, I will always remember you my sweet Marianne. All my love, Robbin
March 8, 2020
Lauren, Graham and family,
A friend from Massachusetts just notified me of Marianne's passing after her battle with cancer. I feel as if we grew old together after working as nurses at the Health Center and in Fall River. I moved out of state and we lost touch for years but connected again several months ago. We had some great times together and the last time we talked we laughed so hard at some of our antics. I will see her smile and hear her laugh always. She so loved her children, grandchildren and Mia. You are all in my thoughts.