Marilyn A. (Foley) Jodoin

November 22, 2021

Marilyn A. (Foley) Jodoin

Please have all floral arrangements delivered to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 400 Essex St, Lynnfield, MA 01940 by 8:30 A.M Friday December 3rd. 

Marilyn A. (Foley) Jodoin  – of Woburn, peacefully, November 22nd at the age of sixty-eight. Beloved wife and best friend of Gary E. Jodoin. Devoted mother of Brian Ailshie, his wife Stacey of UT, Mark Alishie, his wife Cynthia of Woburn, Carol Dormady, her husband Jason of WA, Joseph Foley, his wife Ashley of AZ and Kayla Jodoin of Haverhill. Cherished grandmother of Tyler and his wife Elizabeth, Carter and his partner Kaitlyn Frogley, Lauren and her husband Rickie Sparks, Spencer, Benjamin, Luke, Emma, Ryan, Isaac, Oliver, Helen and Jacob, and great-grandmother of William. Dear sister of William D. Foley, his wife Janet of Woburn, David M. Foley, his wife Mary of Salem, NH and the late Thomas X. Foley. Also survived by her sister-in-law and dear friends, Rosa Doherty and Linda Roth, as well as several nieces and nephews. A Funeral will be held Friday, December 3rd at 11 a.m., in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 400 Essex Street, Lynnfield, MA.  Burial will take place at the convenience of the family.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours in the church, prior to the Service from  9 to 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to the Pan-Mass Challenge in memory of Marilyn Jodoin to support “TLC cures ATRT, Charlotte Fund for Pediatric Brain Cancer Research.”
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Marilyn A. (Foley) Jodoin – a longtime resident of Woburn, died peacefully, November 22nd at the age of sixty-eight, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was the beloved wife and best friend of Gary E. Jodoin.

Born in Winchester and raised in Woburn, Marilyn was the beloved daughter of the late William Dennis and Helen Louise (Shone) Foley. She was a graduate of Woburn High School and received her associate’s degree, focusing on mental health, from Middlesex Community College.

Marilyn’s passions were God, her family and music. She was a talented singer and a former member of the band “Country Fever”, having played at numerous local venues throughout the years.

Marilyn was also a devout and faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Lynnfield. She remained very active there, throughout the years, volunteering her time, caring, and teaching the nursery children.

Marilyn was extremely proud of being in recovery for over 30 years and mentored many people struggling throughout those years. Her ability to make each person feel seen and important came across effortlessly. She was the most beautiful soul inside and out who lived life to the fullest. She left a lasting impression on everyone she met, becoming an instant friend to all. 

Along with her husband Gary, Marilyn is survived and will be deeply missed by her children, Brian Ailshie, his wife Stacey of UT, Mark Ailshie, his wife Cynthia of Woburn, Carol Dormady, her husband Jason of WA, Joseph Foley, his wife Ashley of AZ and Kayla Jodoin of Haverhill. Cherished grandmother of Tyler and his wife Elizabeth, Carter and his partner Kaitlyn Frogley, Lauren and her husband Rickie Sparks, Spencer, Benjamin, Luke, Emma, Ryan, Isaac, Oliver, Helen and Jacob, and great-grandmother of William. Dear sister of William D. Foley, his wife Janet of Woburn, David M. Foley, his wife Mary of Salem, NH and the late Thomas X. Foley. Also survived by her sister-in-law and dear friends, Rosa Doherty and Linda Roth, as well as several nieces and nephews. 

A Funeral will be held Friday, December 3rd at 11 a.m., in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 400 Essex Street, Lynnfield, MA.  Burial will take place at the convenience of the family.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours in the church, prior to the Service from 9 to 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to the Pan-Mass Challenge in memory of Marilyn Jodoin to support “TLC cures ATRT, Charlotte Fund for Pediatric Brain Cancer Research.” Pan-Mass Challenge PMC ID# JO0111 77 4th Ave., Needham, MA 02494. Checks can be made out to PMC ID#JO0111 or done online through this pmc link. https://profile.pmc.org/JO0111

 

A Funeral will be held  Friday, December 3rd at 11 a.m., in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 400 Essex Street, Lynnfield, MA.  Burial will take place at the convenience of the family.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours at the church, prior to the Service 9-11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to the Pan-Mass Challenge in memory of Marilyn Jodoin to support “TLC cures ATRT, Charlotte Fund for Pediatric Brain Cancer Research.” Pan-Mass Challenge
PMC ID# JO0111 77 4th Avenue
Needham, MA 02494
https://profile.pmc.org/JO0111
Checks can be made out to PMC ID#JO0111 or done online through this pmc link.

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  1. My condolences to the family of Marilyn Foley Jodoin,

    I was so saddened to find out just last night that she had passed away. I knew Marilyn, through music, and some mutual friends, and eventually…I would find her again on social media. “Who could turn the world on with her smile?” That would be Marilyn. I kept tabs on Marilyn, from photo to photo. It was always clear, that all who resided in her life, brought her such great joy. Rest in peace, Marilyn.

  2. Marilyn was such a force for joy—and always so much fun to talk to. The world will miss her. May her memory be a blessing, and may you all find peace and comfort in the weeks and months ahead.

  3. Gary,Brian, Mark,Carol, Joey and family,
    I am so deeply sorry for the loss of your wife and Mom. Being friends and neighbors there was never a time that Marilyn didn’t have a smile on her face or a compliment to give. She was just one in a million and we were all blessed to have been in her life for however long that was. You are all in my thoughts and prayers and Marilyn, may you Rest In Peace. Heaven is now a happier place. Love you my friend 💙🙏❤️

  4. Dear Marilyn,

    you’ll be a wonderful friend & singer where your next gig is scheduled for — I was very gifted to know you in our early years at ICS — be happy – lead and close with your best song – folks will Love it 🙂 — Steve

  5. i’ll miss you a lot.. i haven’t seen you in so long but i’ll see you one day. i know your in a amazing place now.. you have a beautiful kind soul.. you always had a smile on your face. you are a big inspiration to me!! i love you!

  6. I will sure missed my dear friend Marilyn we’ve been together in our church functions etc and we just had fun together, she’s devoted to all her children and grandchildren. I will missed her dearly. Rest In Peace 🙏

  7. Marilyn was alway’s so happy and smiling. She was my babysitter when I was little and I reminded her every time I saw her and she laughed. My thought’s and prayer’s are with her family at this terrible time.

  8. From the moment I met Marilyn I was captivated by the love and joy that radiated from every fiber of her body and soul. I’ve never met anyone so non-judgemental, kind and accepting of others. We bonded over our love of music, and her velvet voice was beautiful. I have learned so much from Marilyn, especially about staying true to ones deepest values and never giving up. She loved deeply and selflessly, and with all her heart she trusted Jesus to guide her life. He blessed her by leading her to Gary, whose love and devotion carried her through her journey home. I’ve never seen my friend so happy. I will miss my friend. I love you Marilyn…sing with the angels 💕😇🎶

  9. Brian, Mark, Carol, and Joe,
    Mary and I joined the Arlington Ward of the Church in 1992, where Marilyn and all of you were stalwart members. Our children grew up alongside of you. Marilyn was a constant presence in our lives and we love her. She was devoted to the Church. Once as bishop of the ward I met with her in my office. The first thing she said was, “I hope you are not going to release me as nursery leader.” Fortunately that was not my plan! She loved being with those small children. Her singing was precious to us; we especially remember her at Christmas. We are glad to know you.
    Jim and Mary Johnston
    Lexington, MA

  10. I will miss you my beautiful cousin, Marilyn, who shared nothing but sunshine, kindness, love and strong faith. You are the definition of love itself. Thank you for sharing your amazing voice and for singing at my baptism!💕

  11. My beautiful cousin, Marilyn, who shared nothing but sunshine, kindness, love and her string faith. You are the definition of love itself. Thank you for sharing your amazing voice and for singing at my baptism!💕

  12. Marilyn was a rock solid, devoted friend since 1973. She knew the McKinney in me, and I knew the Foley in her. She stuck with me and was always there for me, and for so many others. she loved. Joey said it well: ‘She loved big.’

  13. I love you Marilyn. Thank you for the comfort and confidence you bestowed to me throughout all the wonderful years I’ve known you. Thank you for your boy whom under your roof became my best friend and most trusted confidant.

  14. Marilyn’s fabulous smile will always be missed. She found ways to find joy and gratefulness in everything. She loved the Lord and always bore her testimony of Him and did so with joy. She has been a blessing to anyone she crossed paths with. I often wondered if she wore her smile until she felt it as she always radiated it out to everyone.

  15. This news saddens me to the core.
    My sincere love and prayers to Marilyn’s entire family at this time. Everyone knows what you all meant to Marilyn & how much anyone that knew her LOVED HER!
    God Bless you my sweet Angel 😇.
    Peace and love were yours both here on earth & now in heaven. I’ll never forget you my friend. Never. Marilyn A. Foley Jodoin

  16. You will be forever missed. Thank you for being the brightest shining star I’ve ever encountered. Your beauty radiated from your soul outwards and impacted everyone you encountered. You will sincerely be missed by so many. I love you.

  17. An old friend I met in my twenties, Marilyn lit up every room she walked in! I love her and miss her already, God definitely has a beautiful angel now. Love you , Sue pender

  18. I cannot recall a time when Marilyn wasn’t smiling and laughing.
    She loved her kids,
    her husband Gary,
    her family and friends.

  19. Dearest Marilyn will be greatly missed. She brought joy with her whenever she went and shared her music and love. I’m so grateful that I could call her friend.

  20. Kathy Mulrenan Solorzano

    …By far, One Of THE Sweetest Woman,I’ve Had The Pleasure To Know..She Fought Hard..Hugs and Condolences To The Family!..

  21. It has been many years since I have seen Marilyn, but I have never forgotten her. She was a kind, generous person without a mean bone in her body and I’m sure she remained that way. She will be missed.

  22. Ellie Loder Chute

    I’m so saddened to hear of Marilyn’s passing. She was the kindest lady I ever met. She did so much to make others smile. I could go on and on. Heartbreaking 💔 Rest In Peace friend ❤️💔

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