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Richardson-Gaffey Funeral Home

382 First Parish Road, Scituate, MA

OBITUARY

Marilyn Ojala

June 15, 1934February 5, 2020
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Ojala, Marilyn — Age 85, of Scituate, formerly of Quincy, passed away February 5, 2020. She was the wife of 58 years to the late Walter George Ojala, the loving mother to Elaine Ojala of Montpelier, VT and the late Billy Ojala. Cherished sister to Bill Munn of Holbrook, Alice Renner, her husband Jim of Coco Beach, FL, and the late Jack Munn. She will be missed by her many nieces and nephews.

For scores of years, generations have been gifted with the genuine love, acceptance, and sense of family that Marilyn offered without hesitation or exception. Countless are those who call her their second mother, their surrogate grandmother, their closest friend, or their favorite relative. She was a touchstone to all around her with her kind and fun-loving spirit. Many are the friends beside whom she bowled, swam, camped, crafted, attended church, played games, and enjoyed life. She babysat and/or fed nearly half of Scituate, all of whom are surely kinder, gentler people for it. For all those who’ve been lucky enough to find themselves at her doorstep, Marilyn will be missed and her memory cherished.

A visitation will take place on Sunday February 9th, 2020 from 4-7pm at Richardson-Gaffey Funeral Home, 382 First Parish Road, Scituate. A funeral Mass will be held on Monday February 10th, 2020 at 11am from the First Baptist Church of Scituate, 660 Country Way, Scituate, MA. In lieu of flowers, donations in Marilyn’s name may be made to the American Heart Association, www.heart.org, or the First Baptist Church of Scituate.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, February 9, 2020
  • Funeral Service Monday, February 10, 2020

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Beverly Barrett

February 10, 2020

Dear Elaine, Alice Jean and Bill,

I am so sorry to hear of Marilyn’s passing. I am just reading this on Monday evening and I am so sorry I missed the services for her.
I will always remember her beautiful smile. Marilyn was always one of my favorites in the neighborhood.
May you all find peace in the wonderful memories you have of her.

With deepest sympathy,
Beverly (Pamplin) Barrett




Terry Garon

February 9, 2020

Elaine,
I am so very sorry. Your Mom was a wonderful lady and will be missed by so many. I hope you find comfort that she can now rest peacefully.
I am sure Billy and your Dad greeted her at the gates 🙏
Terry

Jim & Deb Hart

February 8, 2020

We just wanted to send a note to say that we’re so sorry about the loss of a very wonderful woman. We had a lot of good times with her. She will be missed

Lisa Lauzon (Cortez )

February 8, 2020

My deepest condolences to Marilyn’s family & friends... she will be deeply missed by so many. I will forever remember her for her kindness, gentle & happy way of always greeting me whenever I saw her. She was full of spirit - kind & gentle to all. A huge piece of my younger years, I thank her for always being Rock Steady :) - I will miss you always - Rest in the Sweetest Peace & keep smiling, walking watching over us all ✨💞🙏🏼💜💞✨ Lisa C

Denise Kirby

February 8, 2020

I will always remember Marilyn. She was such a kind,positive and beautiful person. Everyone that knew her,loved her.
I'm thinking about Elaine and her family so much.
Keep the memories close to your heart,she will always be with you. 💔RIP Marilyn

Carol White

February 7, 2020

Elaine,
I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. She was a very nice person. I remember those camping trips with your family! It was always fun!
Thoughts & prayers to you and your family.

Carol

Lianne Ricciarelli

February 7, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss.. I remember those camping trips many years ago..
The memory always makes me smile..
Again I am so sorry for your loss

Lianne

Robert Loring

February 7, 2020

Elaine,
I am so sorry for your loss. I always remember your Mom as happy and welcoming to our family when we visited you guys at your home on old oaken bucket road. Take care and best wishes to you.
Bobby

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