Obituary of Marilyn S. Grossman
Marilyn S. Grossman, of Florham Park, NJ (former longtime Randolph resident), died peacefully surrounded by the love of her family on Friday, January 26, 2024 at Brighton Gardens. She was 90.
Marilyn is survived by her four loving children, Linda Emory, Donna Fortunato and her husband Anthony, Kenneth Grossman and his wife Dawn, & Joyce Foulke; eight cherished grandchildren, Anthony, Jonathan, Kenneth, Kaitlyn, Nicholas, Caroline, Bryant, & Lindsay; five great-grandchildren, CaiLee, Cara, Giavanna, Riley, & Marie. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 61 years, Stanley R. Grossman; two sisters, Alice Cusick & Eleanor Maidhof; and her son-in-law, Scott Emory.
Marilyn was born in Queens, NY on September 13, 1933 to the late Erwin and Mary Stein. She was raised in Queens with her two sisters and after high school went on to Queens College. She started her career at Bell Labs where she met the love of her life Stanley. They were married in 1954 and moved to New Jersey where they settled in Randolph and were blessed with 4 children and so many wonderful neighbors.
She was a stay-at-home mom while the children were young instilling her faith in God, endless curiosity for knowledge, and love of nature and wildlife. Later she had a second career as a legal secretary for many years until retiring to the warmer climate and other relatives in Palm Coast, Florida. Over the years, Marilyn enjoyed playing mahjong, sewing, and observing birds on her feeders. In retirement, she always continued to stay curious even taking a class and building her own computer.
Marilyn was a strong believer in faith and family. She was a longtime parishioner and active in all the churches she attended throughout her life. It was important to her that she instilled her faith in her children and grandchildren.
Marilyn’s family was everything to her. She will be deeply missed by her family and those blessed to have had her touch their lives. May she Rest in Peace.
Relatives and friends are kindly invited to the Memorial Mass of Christian Burial that will be celebrated on Saturday, February 3, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Vincent Martyr Church, 26 Green Village Road, Madison NJ. There will be a memorial gathering for family and friends in the church vestibule from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. prior to the mass.
Those unable to attend the mass in-person may attend virtually by visiting www.svmnj.org
Entombment will be held privately for the family in Florida.
In lieu of flowers, charitable contributions may be made in Marilyn’s memory to the National Audubon Society, 225 Varick St., New York, NY 10014
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