Marilyn (Carbone - Whipple) Berthel – Newton, NH
Marilyn (Carbone – Whipple) Berthel age 89, cherished wife, mother, and grandmother passed away peacefully Thursday evening at Rockingham County Rehabilitation and Nursing Center with family by her side. Born in Boston MA, Marilyn was a longtime resident of Newton, NH and former resident of Salem, NH. She was a graduate of Searles High School in Methuen MA. She was a member of the United Riverside Congregational Church where she attended for many years. Marilyn spent most of her life caring for her husband and 5 children. She always had a fresh meal on the table, as well as a homemade dessert. She was the host for many Thanksgiving dinners with over 30 people attending. She loved the holiday season and celebrated with her extended family every year with a party in her home. Family was very important to her. Marilyn enjoyed many hobbies, including baking, crafts, doll making, crocheting and quilting. She especially loved to make quilts for her children, grandchildren and many friends. With her husband, she lovingly restored her 18th century home and enjoyed many other refinishing projects. She also loved bowling, dancing, yard sales, long drives and cruises. She was an animal lover and had many different pets over the years. Marilyn was an exceptionally thoughtful and generous person who would help anybody in need. She also loved to laugh and have fun. She enjoyed playing games, especially Canasta, and hosted many game nights. She loved to sing and was always humming a tune.
She leaves behind her daughters Bonnie Burke of Pelham NH, and Lynn-Ann and husband William Credit of Salem NH, her son, Robert and wife Sue Berthel of East Kingston NH, her daughter Jill and husband Eric Nash of Linton, Indiana, her son Norman Berthel Jr. and husband Alfred Leitao, of Fremont NH, her brother Everett and wife Sharlene of Florida, her sister Laura Watson of Pelham NH, her brother Robert Whipple of Salem NH, 15 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild and several nieces and nephews also survive her. She is predeceased by her beloved husband of 59 years, Norman Berthel, her mother, Ruby Carbone - Whipple, her father George Carbone, her adoptive father Everett Whipple Senior, her brothers Richard Carbone, Albert Carbone, and James Whipple, and her sister Lorraine Nelson. Marilyn’s family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to the staff of the Rockingham County Rehabilitation and Nursing Center for their exceptional care.
Calling hours are Tuesday, November 1, 2022 from 4 – 6 PM at Goundrey & Dewhirst Funeral Home, 42 Main Street, Salem, NH 03079. A funeral service will take place at the funeral home at 6:00 PM. Burial in Highland Cemetery in Newton, NH will be private. Please visit www.goundreydewhirstfuneral.com for directions or to sign the online guest book.