Marilyn Kent Obituary, Death – Marilyn Meehan Kent of Hickory reportedly died at 95 on Thursday, December 14, 2022, at Kingston Residence of Hickory untimely and unexpectedly leaving family and loved ones in agony and grief. She tied the knot with John E. Norton on June 16, 1951, and he was the one who preceded her in death, passing away on September 22, 1983. At the time of his passing, they had been married for 32 years.
She is survived by her three sons, Emmett V. Norton of Woodstock, Vermont, John Douglas Norton of Dewittville, New York, and Kevin C. Norton of Boston, New York; her four cherished grandchildren, Ryan (Kristina), Andrew (Montanna Pope), Sean and Erin Norton; and a sister, Joann Schlieter of Rochester, New York. She was predeceased by her husband, Emmett V. Norton. Emmett V. Norton, who had been her husband, passed away before she did. Prior to Marilyn’s passing, her brother Robert Kent, her brother-in-law Robert Norton, and her sister-in-law Sister Maria Rosaire all succumbed to their respective illnesses. Marilyn was the last member of her immediate family to pass away in this life (Margaret Norton).
She continued her education and earned a degree in Merchandising from Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), which is also located in Rochester, New York, after graduating from Charlotte High School in Rochester, New York, in the year 1942. Charlotte High School is one of the schools that makes up the Rochester City School District. She was a buyer for the Rochester, New York locations of Sibley’s Department Store, Lindsey & Curr, and the National Clothing Company. Her previous location was in Rochester, New York. Rochester was the location of each and every one of these businesses.
She worked there for a significant amount of time during her employment there. In addition to that, she held positions of Merchandising Coordinator for the Westfield Department Store in Westfield and Reading Assistant for the Ripley School District. These two jobs were both situated in the city of Westfield. She also held a job at the Village Shop in Fredonia, which was an additional accomplishment.
Her memberships included St. Dominic’s R.C. Church, where she was very active in the Altar & Rosary Society; the Union Relief Association, where she had previously served as an officer; the Westfield Garden Club; the Westfield Memorial Hospital Auxiliary; St. Joseph School for Exceptional Children; the Patterson Library; she was a charter member of the Patterson Society; the Red Cross Grey Lady Westfield Memorial Hospital; and the Committee for the Handicapped of Westfield. Her memberships were all in Her memberships were all listed in her Her. Gardening was one of Marilyn’s most cherished pastimes, right up there with spending time with her loved ones, friends, and extended family. In addition to that, she liked to cook.