Marilyn E. Lefaivre
SEEKONK - Marilyn Edith (Chestnut) Lefaivre, 73, of Seekonk, died unexpectedly at Sturdy Memorial Hospital on September 17, 2013. Born in Attleboro on February 24, 1940, she was the daughter of the late George Edmund Chestnut and Edith Virginia (Claflin) Chestnut and lived almost her entire life in Seekonk. She was the former wife of Allen D. Lefaivre of Pawtucket, RI.
She is survived by all four of her siblings. George E. Chestnut, Nancy J. Laporte, Virginia J. McCarthy and Joseph B. Chestnut. She leaves all 5 of her loving children, Allen D. Lefaivre of Brownfield, ME, Dale S. Lefaivre and his partner Marybeth Gaucher of Rumford, RI, Ricky J. Lefaivre of Bethlehem, NH, Pammie L. Greggerson and her husband Robert C. Greggerson of Seekonk, and Nancy J. Sena of Pawtucket, RI. She was adored by her grandchildren, Kristen L. Lefaivre, Dale S. Lefaivre, Robert G. Greggerson, Joseph G. and David P. Sena as well as a number of others who loved and considered her "Grammie".
She attended East Providence High School and married in 1958. She worked for many years in the Seekonk School Department as a secretary in both the Aitken and Martin Schools. She later worked for Benny's in Seekonk and Borges Auto Salvage in Dighton. Marilyn loved flowers and feeding the birds, was an avid reader and enjoyed spending time with her friends and family. She particularly loved her movie nights with her BFF and her card playing nights with friends at the Commons. She was a member of the Newman YMCA where she had many friends.
She was recently elected president of the Tenants Association at the Seekonk Commons and was looking forward to serving her fellow residents and making "the home" as she referred to it, a warm, friendly and inviting place to spend time together. Some of Marilyn's happiest memories were of days and weeks spent with family in a tiny, quiet town in Maine with a beautiful river and an historic bridge. Burial is private.