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Marilyn L. (Traverse) Neilsen

August 4, 1936 ~ January 5, 2021 (age 84)


Marilyn L. Neilsen, 84 of Berlin, MA, formerly of Hudson and 50 years in Marlborough, died Tuesday January 5, 2021. 

Born in Somerville, MA she was the daughter of the late William Traverse and Ebba (Wettergreen) Traverse. Marilyn and her late husband George, who died in 2016, enjoyed 61 years together and celebrated their 60th anniversary with a surprise party.She had been employed as an administrative secretary at John Hancock Insurance Company in Boston and achieved numerous awards for her perfect handwriting.

For over 20 years Marilyn accompanied and assisted her late husband George in his many roles in the Lions Club, where they made many lifelong friendships.

Marilyn loved being a was her calling..She also loved raising her many dogs and helping animals over the years.

She is survived by two daughters, Jeanette Renaud and her husband Stephen of North Brookfield, MA along with two wonderful grandsons Kevin Renaud of Spencer, MA and Chuck Renaud of North Brookfield, MA and daughter Karen Neilsen and significant other David Brennan of Berlin,MA and adoring dog Kase . She is also survived by her loving brother William Traverse Jr. & his wife (Dr.) Lucy in Berlin, CT. She was also the sister of the late Gertrude, Mary, Grace and Dorothy.

Marilyn also leaves her godson Paul Fiorenza  & his wife Shary,  Robin & Doug MacDonald, Lee Fiorenza, Barry Fiorenza & his wife Kathy, Al Fiorenza, the Trites, Debbie Imonte & Diana & Darlene (Foley) and Dorothy & Dennis Kelley & family.

We hope in this time of need that you always help one another and be kind, as our mother was to everyone.

Visiting hours will be held Monday, January 11, 2021 from 9:45 – 10:30 AM at the Slattery Funeral Home, Inc., 40 Pleasant St., Marlborough, MA 01752. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Wilson St., Marlborough, MA

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January 11, 2021

9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
40 Pleasant Street
Marlborough, Massachusetts 01752

Graveside Service
January 11, 2021

11:00 AM
Evergreen Cemetery
Wilson Street
Marlborough, MA 01752

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