Marilynn Potrykus

Obituary of Marilynn F. Potrykus

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Marilynn F. “Mimi” Potrykus passed away peacefully in her sleep on November 13, 2022, at her home in Kingston, Massachusetts. 

Marilynn was born on September 23, 1924 to Benjamin Brandt and Ethel Ann (Koepp) Brandt in Pewaukee Wisconsin. She grew up in Wisconsin alongside her sister Ethel Ann, their beloved Shetland ponies and many horses; her favorite horse being Brown Beauty. In Pewaukee, she worked at her parent’s general store and graduated from Holy Angels High School, going on to proudly serve in the Civil Air Patrol. On May 28th 1949, she married her loving husband Clarence P. Potrykus. Together, with their five children, they moved to Massachusetts in the early 60s and settled into their forever home, Ladybug Farm, on Indian Pond Road in Kingston. 

Guided by her strong faith, Marilynn dedicated many years to volunteering for the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, and volunteering with the Sisters of Divine Providence at Sacred Heart. She more recently enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, along with many friends that would often stop by for a visit. She loved sipping Pepsi while watching the birds on the front porch with her son, Jay, and crafting with her daughter, Coco, gifting many crafts to the retired sisters at the Sacred Heart Providence House. 

Marilynn is survived by her loving children: son Jason Potrykus, of Kingston, daughter Colette Walkins and her husband Greg, of Mansfield, son Peter Potrykus and his wife Jan, of Onset, son Roch Potrykus and his wife Joyce, of Lake Wales, Florida, and son Zachary Potrykus and his wife Donna, of Kingston. Marilynn “Mimi” is also survived by many loving grandchildren, great grandchildren, as well as nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 58 years, Clarence Potrykus, who passed in 2007 and her loving sister Ethel Ann Druml. 

Calling hours for Marilynn will be held on Friday, November 18th from 3 to 7pm at the Shepherd Funeral Home in Kingston. A Funeral Mass will be held Saturday at 9:30 am at St. Josephs Church in Kingston followed by a Burial at the St. Josephs Cemetery.

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to everyone from Cranberry Hospice, especially Annie and Laurel. In lieu of flowers, the family would like to ask for donations to be made to either the Sisters of Divine Providence 363 Bishops Highway, Kingston, MA 02364 or Cranberry Hospice  36 Cordage Park Circle, Plymouth, MA 02360.

A Memorial Tree was planted for Marilynn
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Shepherd Funeral & Cremation Service - Kingston
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Marilynn Potrykus

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Marilynn Potrykus

1924 - 2022

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