Marilyn C Booth King, of Medford passed away on Thursday, July 8th . She was 66.
Born in Arlington, she was the daughter of Edward J. and Marie L. (Garibotto) Booth. Marilyn raised her family in Watertown, where she lived for 35 years. She returned to Medford 5 years ago.
Marilyn was the beloved wife of William F. King and devoted mother of Michael and his wife Elizabeth of Brooklyn, NY and David and Alecs, both of Watertown. She was the loving grandmother of Michael and Elizabeth’s children, Nora and Jacob. She was also the dear sister of John Lueders-Booth of Cambridge, Carol Dolan and Elizabeth and her husband Malcolm Collins, of North Reading and Marcia Booth and her husband Robert Fox, of Somerville and her late brother David and his wife Laura, of San Francisco. Marilyn is survived by many loving nieces, nephews and their many children.
Professionally, Marilyn was a Jill-of-all-trades, lending organizational and fiscal support to many small businesses. For many years, Marilyn was a post-partum doula. She was very passionate about helping new moms navigate family life. Aunt Marilyn was always ready to share her professional expertise with the family.
Marilyn cherished family vacations every year, especially to Cape Cod. Marilyn taught her sons all her best recipes and will be remembered by them for her great cooking (even if the pizza sauce was too spicy). She grew up in an incredible era for music, with the British invasion changing American pop culture. She would never hesitate to dance with Mick Jagger, play guitar along with Lennon and Harrison, get weird with Bowie, or sing with Stevie Nicks. She also enjoyed classical music, especially Vivaldi, and more modern music like Lady Gaga and Amy Winehouse.
Likewise, Marilyn was a gracious host of large holiday gatherings, speed cleaning her home to Handel’s Messiah at full blast and always ensuring the family was well taken care of.
Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, July 18th from 2 - 6 PM in the Dello Russo Funeral Home, 306 Main St., Medford. On July 19th, there will be a 10 AM Funeral Mass at St. Joseph’s Church, 118 High St., Medford. Interment will be private.
As an expression of sympathy, contributions may be sent in Marilyn’s name to Christian Children’s Fund online at: www.childfund.org.