Marilyn Connors

Obituary of Marilyn J Connors

Marilyn J (Jermyn) Connors, 89, of Peabody, died Thursday March 19, 2020 surrounded by her family at her home following a brief illness. She was the devoted wife of the late Gene R Connors. Born in Salem, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Mary (Reed) Jermyn. She was raised and educated in Salem and was a graduate of Salem High School, class of 1948. She has lived in Peabody for the past 60 years. Marilyn was an old-time phone operator many years ago for New England Telephone, and then worked as a cafeteria worker for the city of Peabody school department for 20 years. She later was featured in a newspaper article, Women in Transition, while attending North Shore Community College in Beverly, where she later received her associate degree in 1989. She then worked in the insurance industry as clerk before she finally retired. Marilyn enjoyed cooking, baking, and doing ceramics. She was a fun-loving and loyal friend to all her family and friends and will be dearly missed by all. She is survived by her daughters, Kim and Deborah Connors, both of Peabody, her son and daughter-in-law, Timothy and Rosemary Connors of Peabody, her siblings, Robert Jr, Eleanor, Ida, Phyllis, and Helen, and by her beloved grandchildren, Casey Connors, Catherine Tyre, Amy Wood, and William Connors, her great grandchildren, Mason Patrick Murphy, Gabriella and Benjamin Connors, and Madeline and Molly Tyre and by several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her grandson Joshua Krisko and son-in-law, Freddie Marquez. A private graveside was held at the family lot in Oak Grove Cemetery, Peabody. In lieu of flowers, Marilyn would request to be kind to one another or donate to a charity of your choice.
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