January 16, 1952 – February 3, 2021
Marylyn Miller, 69, passed peacefully into eternal life on February 3, 2021 with her husband Raymond, son Cory and daughter-in-law Isabella by her side.
Marylyn was born in Troy, N.Y. on January 16, 1952 to the late Otto and Helen Ciavardoni. Raised in Lansingburgh, she was a graduate of Catholic Central High School, Class of 1970. At just 16 years old she met her future husband Raymond. They were married on August 21, 1971 at St. Augustine’s Church in the Burgh. This past year they celebrated 49 years of marriage and over 50 years together, which is an amazing accomplishment in today’s world.
Marylyn dedicated herself to raising her son and was a homemaker for many years. She was a fierce interior decorator and designer who had a real eye for fashion. She loved watching old black and white movies and detective dramas with Raymond. Later in life after Raymond retired, they moved to Florida to escape the harsh winters in New York and enjoy year round sunshine. Marylyn appreciated the Florida weather when she would go for a ride in her red ’99 Ford Mustang, equipped with a Superman license plate.
Marylyn is also survived by her brother Paul Ciavardoni and brother and sister-in-law John and Kelly Ciavardoni along with several beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and her best friend Nancy Marchione. Marylyn was also blessed with two grandchildren, Eden and Brighton Miller, who she cherished. In true grandmother fashion, she would arrive with a present every time she saw them. Eden adored Mare’s jewelry, always commenting on her earrings or necklaces. Brighton was obsessed with Mare’s tattoos, even wanting to put on two temporary snake tattoos to “be like Mare”.
She will be deeply missed by her family and friends but we take peace in knowing that she will no longer feel any pain or be forced to battle several ailments which challenged her these last years. She is at peace and has rejoined her parents, aunts, uncles and friends. As her final act, Marylyn gave the gift of life by being an organ donor. At this time there will be no service. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations in Marylyn’s honor be made to the American Diabetes Association or the National Pancreas Foundation.
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February 10, 2021
We were grandmas together. We shared two granddaughters and....I’d like to think, a son. We spent holidays together and showed our children and granddaughters that the saying “A family is a circle of strength and love. With every birth and every union, the circle grows. Every joy shared adds more love, every crisis faced makes the circle stronger,” was true and very much alive. We were a family. Yesterday Our Lord called her home. Marilyn was a proud grandma. She loved those two girls, and the love and the joy radiated from her face every moment. I will forever treasure the sweet gift sent this past Christmas. I truly regret that the pandemic kept us from spending any holidays together this past year. Marilyn, I will work with every fiber of my being to keep your memory, your love, and your sense of fun alive for our two granddaughters. Rest well, you have earned it. I will miss you very much, we all will. ❤️