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Marilyn Showalter

October 18, 1937 — March 26, 2023

 Our mother, Marilyn Showalter, passed away peacefully at home on March 26, 2023, with her children and oldest granddaughter by her side. 

She was born on October 18, 1937, in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of the late Mary J. Linde and the late Alexander Linde. She resided in Westbrook, CT for many years, where she raised her 3 children with her late husband Kurt Showalter. They then relocated to Western Mass and eventually bought a farm in Chester, MA which they named “Angel Mist Farm, after Marilyn’s love for collecting angel figurines. They cared for their many draft horses, goats, and llamas. In Marilyn’s early years, she was a phone operator and worked at the Ponds Factory in Clinton, CT and after that for many years drove a school bus. She always loved and enjoyed taking care of her grandchildren, who lovingly referred to her as “Gram”. They were amongst the most important to her. Marilyn loved her Schnauzers, and her many other dogs she had during her lifetime. She was known for loving to dance and was never afraid to speak her mind. She will be remembered for her often times sassy comments and spirited personality. 

She is a soul who will be greatly missed by her family and friends. She is survived by her daughter, Elaine Jacquier and her husband Philip Jacquier, her son Karl Showalter and his wife Kristy Showalter and her daughter Kristine Mitchell. Marilyn leaves behind her beloved 11 grandchildren, Amy (Defocie) Sadowski, William Defocie, Brandon Mitchell, Stone Mitchell, AJ Mitchell, Alyxa Rae Showalter, Abagayle Showalter, Stephanie Showalter, Megan Brown, Jared Brown, Caleb Brown as well as her 5 great grandchildren Bentley Mitchell, Payton Mitchell, Brayden Mitchell, Claire Sadowski and Paige Sadowski. She is predeceased by her husband Kurt, and her sisters and brothers. 

 A gathering of family and friends will be held at a future date to celebrate Marilyn’s eternal life.


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