Marilyn Joyce (Hutchinson) Garron, 74, of Halifax, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 8, 2022, due to complications of a heart condition. She was surrounded by her family, loved ones, her favorite music and beautiful church hymns at the time of her passing.
She was born May 21, 1948, in Marlborough, Massachusetts, to Wesley and Josephine Hutchinson (predeceased) of Marlborough, Massachusetts, and was the oldest daughter of three, brother Donald (predeceased) and sister June. Marilyn graduated from Marlborough High School in 1966 and went on to earn her Associate’s Degree at a secretarial school in Framingham MA. After she finished her education, she worked several different jobs while raising her family, including as an Administrative Assistant for Brockton Hospital and for Teeka Lynne’s Salon & Day Spa Halifax – her daughter’s salon.
She married the love of her life Troy Edward Garron in 1970and started their life together in Framingham, Massachusetts. Troy and Marilyn met during martial arts practice at Troy’s brother Larry Garron’s martial arts dojo; she had her brown belt in Judo at the time. They moved to Halifax in 1974 with their two oldest children to run the YMCA Juvenile Justice Project at Camp Halifax. Marilyn and Troy went on to make Halifax their home for 47 years and raise their family, including their four children, nieces, nephews, and countless people whom which have become family. She loved hosting their annual Memorial Day cookout where everyone was always welcome. She spent a lot of time supporting Troy’s political campaigns and working as a mental health advocate for the NAMI. Marilyn was a true Christian woman and spent a lot of time at church, in prayer groups and reading the bible.
Marilyn was known to many as “Muna.” Muna welcomed everyone into her home without hesitation. As soon as she met someone, they were instantly treated as part of the family. If she called you “hunny bunny,” you knew she loved you. She spent most of her free time crafting, whether it was alone or with her grandchildren. She always had a project to do at the drop of a hat. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, sewing, and scrapbooking.She always had an emery board, crochet hook and an agenda book with pictures, stickers, and scrapbook papers in her purse“cause you never know when you might need it”. Her favorite pastime was shopping; she was a shopaholic that always had an eye for something fabulous and never paid full price. She was always looking for creative gifts for her family and friends, or a pair of funky earrings that would make a statement or a crazy vibrant purse that was big enough to carry a baby in. If it was blingy, glitzy or over the top she would have to buy it. She would say “it was only a dollar; how could I leave it there?”
Marilyn love and memory will live on by her husband of 52 years, Troy, her 4 children, Tina Garron and her daughter Natalya of Marshfield, MA, Mickey Garron of Duxbury, MA, Teeka and Eric Isakson and daughters Kyla and long-termboyfriend Danny, and Cierra of Kingston, MA, Marlana and Nick Lee and their daughters Rosabella and Lucia, of Bridgewater, MA. Her loving grandson, Javani and MakenzieRivera and son Jaxson of Hanson MA. She is survived by her sister June and Russell (predeceased) Thomas and their children Dagian and Russell, Her late brother Donald and sister-in-lawMarie’s children Rodney, Ashley, and Donnie. She will be greatly missed by several brothers in law, sisters in law, nieces, nephews. She will be truly missed by the family whom whichshe chose, Aunt Nancy, Uncle Rudy, Ann Marie Schmidt, Marybeth Holt, Ann Marie Miranda, Jennifer Cosman, Kelly Lannin, John and Sue Bruno, Candy and Bob Kniffen, Phyl and Guy Silenzi, and Nick and Cathy Renna. She will be dearly missed by all.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the National Alliance on Mental Illness and the American Heart Association. Please join us at the Knights of Columbus Function Hall in Kingston for a Celebration of Life following the services.
Visiting hours will be held on Friday, December 16th from 11-1:00 PM at the Shepherd Funeral Home, 216 Main St (rt. 106) Kingston. A funeral serivce will follow at 1:00 PM.
“Pray without ceasing.” – Thessalonians 5:17
“Grace be unto you and peace from our lord and savior Jesus Christ”—Romans 1:7