Marilyn (Morris) Hebert, 80
Loving Wife, Mother and Grandmother
Tewksbury-Marilyn (Morris) Hebert, 80, passed away peacefully on Monday November 21, 2022 with her husband and son by her side.
Marilyn was born in New Bedford, MA on August 3, 1942, the oldest daughter of the late John and Augustina F. (Mello) Morris. She was a graduate of Dartmouth High School and earned a Bachelor’s degree from Bryant College. While attending college she met her future husband Ronald F. Hebert. They wed on January 23, 1965 and celebrated over 57 years of marriage.
Marilyn and Ron began their marriage by building their first home on property adjoining her parents in Dartmouth. They welcomed their first son Scott in 1966 and their second son Jim in 1977. Marilyn and Ron moved to Tewksbury in 1974 to be closer to Ron’s work. Marilyn was always adaptable, never letting her personal challenges alter her enduring spirit. She always had a positive outlook on life. Through heart illness or diabetes she just adapted, moved on and remained positive.
Marilyn worked in her younger years for the Ann Sullivan Center in Tewksbury. She worked as an office administrator for several companies and prior to her retirement, she worked with both her sons at the former Fletcher-Hebert Funeral Home. Marilyn loved her many friends and family, but her grandchildren were her greatest joy. Marilyn was so proud of them. They lit up her face with a smile and warmed her heart every single day. Any conversations she had with her family started by asking about her grandchildren. She was an extremely active member, past treasurer and president of the Tewksbury Golden Age Club. She enjoyed playing the many games on a daily basis, being amongst her friends, and helping any of the members in any way she could.
Marilyn was the rock of her family. Her sons, nieces and nephews leaned on her for guidance or just an ear to listen. No matter what she was doing or where she was, Marilyn would stop anything she was doing for her family. One of Marilyn’s great passions was knitting hats for premature babies that were donated to local hospitals. Her selfless ways, her enormous heart and kindness will live on forever.
Marilyn will be forever loved and cherished by her husband Ron; her son Scott A. Hebert and his significant other Heath Raymond of Tewksbury; her son, James M. Hebert and his wife Stephanie (Hunter) Hebert of Cumberland, RI; her grandchildren, Lily O. Hebert, Nicholas K. Hebert and Crosby J. Hebert; her nieces, Kimberly Furtado, Jennifer DeOliveira and Kerri-Jean Brum; her nephew, Christopher Furtado; Jim’s step-children, Kennedy Engelhardt, Riley Bennett and Hunter Bennett; and the many cousins; extended family and friends. Besides her parents, Marilyn was predeceased by her sister, Cynthia Furtado and her brother in-law Leonard Furtado.
Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, November 27, 2022 from 2-5PM in the Farmer and Dee Funeral Home, 16 Lee St., Tewksbury. Her funeral will be held from the funeral home on Monday, November 28 2022 with a Mass at 11AM in St. Robert Bellarmine Church, 198 Haggetts Pond Road, Andover. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, 90 River Rd. Tewksbury. Should friends desire memorial contributions may be made to the Friends of the Elderly, Care of the Tewksbury Senior Center, 175 Chandler St. Tewksbury, MA 01876, the American Heart Association, 300 Fifth Ave. Waltham, MA 02451, or the American Diabetes Association, 330 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210 or at www.diabetes.org
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Farmer and Dee Funeral Home, 16 Lee St. Tewksbury, MA 01876.