Marilyn Mae Somerville

October 12, 1924March 31, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Becker Funeral Home, Westwood, NJ.

Marilyn Mae Somerville (nee Turnley) passed away on Monday, March 31st at the age of 89. She was a resident of Wakefield, Rhode Island. She had previously resided in Park Ridge and Hillsdale, NJ. Before retiring, she was a substitute teacher at Pascack Valley H.S. for over 3 decades. She was a 1944 graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio. She was predeceased by her husband Stanley (Slim) Somerville in 1992. She is survived by her 6 children: Brad Somerville of Port Jervis, NY, Greg Somerville (Geri) of Newport, RI, Lynn Catanio (Thomas) of Park Ridge, NJ, Kevin Somerville of Wakefield, RI, Kim Wolckenhauer (Ralph) of Warwick, NY, and Dale Loomis (Chace) of Narragansett, RI. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren: Brett and Derek Somerville, Myles and Tess Somerville, Justine Guariglia and Whitney Catanio, Luke and Max Wolckenhauer, and Reilly, Bradley, and Madison Loomis, and 3 great-grandsons: Matteo and Anthony Guariglia and Bryant Somerville. A memorial service will be held on Friday, April 11th at Becker Funeral Home 219 Kinderkamack Road, Westwood, NJ 07675 from 4-8 PM. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to : Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island, 143 Main Street, Wakefield, RI 02879.


  • Memorial Service Friday, April 11, 2014

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Susan cameron tully

August 5, 2014

I'm so sorry for your loss. My folks are 90 and it seems they are not that far from heaven.

bonnie marsala

May 29, 2014

I am really sorry for your loss she was a great person

April 27, 2014

April 27, 2014

Kevin Somerville

April 19, 2014

Just a quick note to all of you who have posted remarks here...

I want to sincerely thank you all for your kind words and remembrances of my Mom. While her passing leaves me heartbroken and with a definite void in my life and daily routine, it has been very comforting and heartwarming to read how much others who knew her loved her and treasured her as much as her family did. She was a remarkable woman ... kind, compassionate, funny, plucky and sassy, all rolled into one. As unique as they come. In the words of my brother, "she done good!"

Heaven is her home now, but I'm sure she'll be keeping watch over us all.

... Kevin

Jan Radigan

April 13, 2014

To Kevin and his family, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow. I am sure no one will make a better "Guardian Angel" than your mother. God Bless you all!

April 10, 2014

Lost a dear friend and co-worker. Had many fond memories and fun times together. She will surely be missed by all. She has touched many lives. Give Bud a big kiss for me. R. I. P.

Jane Tyska

April 10, 2014

Mrs. Somerville was a one of a kind who earned respect by giving it, and by far the most popular substitute teacher in the district. She was an unforgettable feisty character, full of life and a bit mischievous herself. Her kind ways and huge heart will be remembered forever. I'll never forget when she showed up at my brother's funeral in 1998 even though I had moved out of Hillsdale 18 years earlier. What a thoughtful and compassionate person. The world needs more Mrs. Somervilles! Love and condolences to her family members and friends. RIP to a great lady.

jodi pimentel-marrone

April 9, 2014

Mrs. Somerville was a gentle soul with a huge heart able to share love wherever she went. Condolences to her family. There is an angel in heaven.May this candle light your path on this difficult journey .

Jennifer Pimentel Klein

April 9, 2014

When kids have someone like Mrs Somerville in their lives growing up, it stays with them forever. She was a joy and a treasure to have in our community and school. Thank you Mrs S, and God Bless you.