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Marilyn J. Fennell

November 22, 2019

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With a very heavy heart, the Fennell family announces the passing of Marilyn J. (Stacey) Fennell, 79 on Friday morning Nov. 22, 2019 after a short illness.  Marilyn’s family thanks the many medical professionals and volunteers for their care.

Marilyn was born on August 14, 1940 in Cambridge, Massachusetts to Francis J. Stacey and Mary J. (O’Connell) Stacey.  Marilyn was the youngest of 8 children. She was educated in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  At the age of 18, Marilyn married and then shortly later started her family, finally residing in Salem, New Hampshire.

A strong, tough, kind, hard-working woman, she loved her friends and especially her children and grandchildren.  She loved being called Nani. Most of all she loved her best friend and husband of 60 years, Bill.  She will forever be missed. 

Marilyn is survived by her husband, William D. Fennell originally of Cambridge, Massachusetts, and her children, son William D. Fennell Jr. of Hampstead, New Hampshire, daughter Donna M. (Fennell) Eksoozian and her husband David of Salem, New Hampshire, son Steven M. Fennell and his wife Patricia of Raymond, New Hampshire. 

Marilyn is further survived by her adored grandchildren, Lauryn E. Eksoozian of Salem, New Hampshire, Kevin M. Fennell and Allison E. Fennell of Raymond, New Hampshire.  She is also survived by her sister, Marjorie (Stacey) Annecchiarico and husband David, of Waltham, Massachusetts and numerous nieces and nephews and their families.

Family and friends are invited to visiting hours on Monday December 2, 2019 from 8:30 am to 10:30 am at the Goundrey & Dewhirst Funeral Home, 42 Main Street, Salem, NH.  A Funeral Mass will follow the visitation at 11:00 am on Monday in Mary Queen of Peace Church, 200 Lawrence Road, Salem, NH.  To leave an online condolence, please visit Marilyn’s tribute page at www.goundreydewhirstfuneral.com.

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December 2, 2019

8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Goundrey & Dewhirst Funeral Home
42 Main Street
Salem, NH 03079

Funeral Mass
December 2, 2019

11:00 AM
Mary Queen of Peace
200 Lawrence Rd.
Salem, NH 03079

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