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Marianne Britton

January 14, 1957 - October 15, 2023


Obituary For Marianne Britton

Peabody– Marianne (McVann) Britton 66, beloved wife of Stephen J. Britton, died Sunday, October 15, 2023 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Salem, she was the daughter of the late John E. and Marguerite (McIntire) McVann. She was raised in Peabody and was a graduate of Peabody High School. She continued her education, earning an associate's degree from North Shore Community College.

Mrs. Britton had been employed for many years as an administrative assistant for the Danvers YMCA. Prior to that she had worked as an executive assistant at Macy’s and as a personnel officer at Essex Bank.

A resident of Peabody for most of her life, Marianne was a member of the board of Aspire Developmental Services which provides programs for children with physical and developmental disabilities as well as their families. She was a loving, giving soul who brightened the lives of so many, a tender and caring wife, a devoted and nurturing mother, grandmother, sister and friend who will be so sorely missed by all who knew her.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Stacie Restaino and her husband, Jonathan of Danvers and Emily Taylor and her husband, Spencer of Reading, her son, Benjamin J. Britton of Raleigh, NC, two grandchildren, Layla and Morgan Restaino, a sister, Maureen Jerz of Newburyport, a brother, John McVann of Peabody and several nieces and nephews.

ARRANGEMENTS: Her funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Richard’s Church, 90 Forest St., Danvers, Friday, October 20, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Interment will be private. Arrangements by the Conway Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made notated in “Memory of Marianne Britton” to Danvers YMCA at (WWW.DANVERSYMCA.ORG ).


20 Oct

Funeral Mass

11:00 AM

St. Richard's Church 90 Forest Street Danvers, MA 01923 Get Directions »
by Obituary Assistant

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  • 11/02/2023

    I met this lovely women at the Y. She was so kind, and honest. I looked forward to seeing her each Friday morning when I set up coffee. xxoo

  • 10/18/2023

    I worked for many years with Marianne at Macys. She was always happy and helpful. So sorry for your loss. God Bless you and her family. May fond memories be a source of comfort to you all. I am also Renee Limauro's mother. Judy Fraumeni Judy Fraumeni

  • 10/18/2023

    To a special friend who could always brighten your day. Marianne was always there to lend a helping hand and gave so much to my program and the children in it ❤️. She always had a smile and loved to talk about her children and grandchildren who were the light of her life. She will be deeply missed but not forgotten.

  • 10/18/2023

    I remember working with Marianne and Steve at Essex Bank My she Rest in Peace. My thoughts and prayers are with Steve and the family

  • 10/18/2023

    To my Dear friend Marianne: We first meet when you came to my morning classes Then out of the blue you told me you were pregnant (with Ben), boy what a shock right? We made a tape of the songs we did in class as Ben liked the music as he heard it for almost 9 months. When Lenny was looking for an Administrative Assistant you applied for the job, I said you'd make a great fit to our Y, and you were and it became your Y too. We had many good times together. You always did above and beyond no mater what you were involved in, The Dance, The Golf Tournament, and in your everyday life. When you were going through your first bout of cancer we joked that "you are the ony person we know to gain weight on chemo". You fought cancer BRAVELY, with dignity never complaining, to the point most didn't know how uncomfortable you were. You loved your family and friends and would do anything for anyone. Rest in Peace, my friend, (proud to call you my friend), Love you, will miss you and never forget you. Say "hi" to Melissa for me. Deb Barrowclough

  • 10/18/2023

    I'll always remember seeing Marianne at the Y always with a smile when she saw you. .a true lady .she will be missed.

  • 10/17/2023

    A tribute to my warrior sister. For me, Heaven seems a little bit brighter today and the earth is a little bit darker. My beautiful sister, childhood teaser, sometimes co-conspirator has taken her light from this place and brought it on to heaven. Did I hear angels laughing a bit today from one of her always funny stories? Yes, I think I did. If you met my sister Marianne, you know she had the ability to turn any situation, no matter how dire, into a story that would make you laugh. But If you met Marianne anytime during the last seven years, did you realize you met an absolute ferocious warrior? Well you did. She fought a seven year battle with breast cancer, kicked it to the back burner for a good bit and fought against it mightily with the help and support of her beautiful family (her husband Steve, Stacie and Jon, Emmy and Spencer, son Ben (and Marianne's and Steve's gorgeous granddaughters Layla and Morgan) when it made it ugly return. Being the warrior she is she rolled up her sleeves and fought that battle once again. Unfortunately, cancer proved to be a sneaky coward and a tougher foe. Steve thank you for being the love of my sisters life and your loving care through this fight. Stacie, Emmy and Ben thanks for being there for her - you all were always her pride and joy. Our hearts are truly broken today. Love you all, Uncle John, Judy, Ryan and Sarah


  • Mixed flowers in a handled basket

    Michael Espinola sent Mixed flowers in a handled basket for Marianne Britton - October 18, 2023

    My deepest sympathy, may you rest in peace. Michael Espinola

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