Marion Shay

August 3, 1925July 6, 2014
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Marion, age 88, passed peacefully into eternal life on July 6, 2014 following a long illness. She was born August 3, 1925 in Jersey City, NJ to Howard and Bessie Ellis, and was preceded in death by her dearly beloved husband William Shay. She is survived by daughter Eileen Moulton and son-in-law Don Moulton of Dallas, TX, son Robert Shay and daughter-in-law Sue Shay of Hockessin, DE and grandsons Kris and Kevin Shay also of Hockessin. Marion was a long-time resident of Westwood, NJ and moved to Dallas, TX in 2007. She was a vibrant woman with a keen sense of humor, infectious laugh and radiant smile. She was a wonderful cook and dancer, and loved nothing more than spending time with family, friends and any dog that might cross her path. Her homes in New Jersey and coastal North Carolina were her little bits of heaven on earth. She was a warm and generous woman who was sustained by her deep faith. Marion made friends easily and her many life-long friends were deeply precious to her and became part of her extended family. If desired, donations may be made to St. Joseph’s School for the Blind in Jersey City (761 Summit Ave, Jersey City NJ 07307, website or to a charity of the giver’s choice. Visitation will be 3-5 pm at Becker Funeral Home, 219 Kinderkamack Road, Westwood on Sunday, July 13; a service will be held 1 pm on Monday, July 14 at the funeral home followed by interment at George Washington Park in Paramus. The family would like to express their deep appreciation to the staffs of both Lexington Place and Hospice Plus in Dallas for their loving and compassionate care during her final days. “God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be, so He put his arms around you and whispered ‘Come to Me’.”


  • Viewing Sunday, July 13, 2014
  • Funeral Service Monday, July 14, 2014
  • Graveside Service Monday, July 14, 2014

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Terry Lombardi

July 15, 2014

Marion when I think of you, I remember your smile, giggle and and I shared many happy times for which I will always be grateful and remember with a smile. Thank God for memories and for you, Marion!

July 14, 2014

Rest in peace hillie

Samantha Blake

July 13, 2014

All of my thoughts, love and prayers are with Marion's family today. You were such an important part of my mom's life and you were truly an extension of our family. Love you always!

July 11, 2014

My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow. May your many memories bring you comfort now and the days ahead. With deepest sympathy, Craig Ellis

July 10, 2014

Rest in peace!

July 10, 2014

Stephen, Samantha, and Christopher Blake

July 10, 2014

My long lost friend....we spent so many years together sharing and caring. You really became an extended member of my family and we all shared many holidays and memories together! I have missed you for a long time and I feel comfort in knowing that you are with Bill and Family. Finally free to be who you always were. Loving, devoted and as true as a person can be. You continue to touch me daily as anyone who knows me also knows you even it they never met you. We will continue your legacy of love and laughter! Always, Susan