Marilyn F. Letourneau

GREENFIELD — Marilyn Flora (Miller) Letourneau, 85, formerly of Greenfield Road, Montague Center, and a resident of the Charlene Manor Extended Care Facility, 130 Colrain Rd., Greenfield,, died peacefully on Oct. 27, 2015, following a period of declining health. 

A native of Greenfield, Marilyn was born on Nov. 16, 1929, to Marjorie Irene (Putnam) Miller and Harry Lyman Miller. She was educated in Greenfield Public Schools and was a graduate of Greenfield High School in the class of 1947.

She married Adam H. Letourneau, on July 31, 1948, in Holy Trinity Church in Greenfield, and celebrated nearly 47 years of marriage prior to his passing on May 9, 1995. Marilyn was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker who enjoyed the company of her children and grandchildren above all. Her many pastimes included flower gardening, reading, crossword puzzles and traveling, in particular to Florida. She was a communicant of Our Lady of Peace Parish, Turners Falls.

Marilyn is lovingly remembered by her children, Edward F. Letourneau of Turners Falls, John A. Letourneau and his wife Deborah of Montague Center, Karen A. Goodrow (Raymond) of South Daytona, Fla., Angela M. Letourneau of Athol, Jeanne Pluta and her partner Robert Forrestall of Greenfield, and Marie A. Canterbury of Gainesville, Va. She is also remembered by her seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren who adore her. Additionally, Marilyn leaves her identical twin sister Marilla Lupien of Belchertown, and several nieces, nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews who will remember her with great affection. She was predeceased by her sister Stella Wilde in August of 2011.

Funeral services in celebration of Marilyn’s life will be observed on Saturday, Oct. 31, at 11 a.m., from the McCarthy Funeral Homes, 14 Prospect St., Turners Falls, with a Catholic Rite of Burial service to be offered by Rev. Fr. Stanley J. Aksamit, pastor of Our Lady of Peace Parish, Turners Falls. Rites of committal and burial will follow in the Our Lady of Czestochowa Cemetery, Turners Falls.

The Letourneau family will receive guests on Saturday morning at the funeral home from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the services. Expressions of affection in the form of a charitable contribution in Marilyn’s memory are suggested in lieu of flowers to the resident’s activity fund of the Charlene Manor Extended Nursing Facility, 130 Colrain Rd., Greenfield, MA 01301 or to Hospice of Franklin County, 329 Conway St., Ste. #2, Greenfield, MA 01301.

The McCarthy Funeral Homes of Greenfield and Turners Falls have been entrusted with the arrangements. Guest book and condolence message available at

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