Marilyn J. Arage
CUMBERLAND - Marilyn J. (Hughes) Arage, "Merry", passed away on Sunday at the Philip Hulitar Center, Providence after her courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Pawtucket RI in 1942, daughter of the late Capt. Peter H. Hughes (retired) of the Pawtucket Police Dept. and Irene D. (Williamson) Hughes.
She is survived by her three loving daughters and their families: Linda and John Macchi and their sons, Kyle, Benjamin and Connor of Northborough MA; Colleen and Steven Carr and their children, Kelsey and Derek and Steve, Tyler and Kaitlyn of Cumberland; Melissa and Kevin St. Jean and their children, Bethany and Brad. She is also survived by her brother, Robert P. Hughes and his wife Christina of Torrance CA and their son, Justin of Cranston.
Marilyn helped establish, along with the late Rev. Joseph T. Hughes, the Religious Education Program at St. Aidan's Church in Cumberland where she served as the CCD Coordinator for 10 years. Marilyn was featured in the Diocesan Providence Visitor in 1986 for her dedication to the Ministry. She also served on their Parish Council for many years. Later, she worked for Burnes of Boston in Smithfield until the company moved to Texas. She has been employed by Tanya Creations, Inc. of East Providence as their Credit Manager ever since.
The happiest moments in Marilyn's life was the time she spent with her family and the quality time she shared with her grandchildren who lovingly called her Nonnie. She treasured each one of them. Besides the deep love and closeness she shared with her children, her grandchildren just lit up her life.
A celebration of her life will be held Saturday at 9 AM from the J.J. Duffy Funeral Home, 757 Mendon Road, Rt. 122, Cumberland. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 AM in the St. Aidan Church, Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Cumberland. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting Hours will be held Friday from 4 to 8 PM.
In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital would be appreciated at www.StJude.org or 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105-1942.