Obituary for Mary Marks
Mary McCarthy Marks, 80, of Greenwich, CT passed away suddenly on Dec 18.
Mary was born on June 7, 1937 to Daniel and Agnes (Blandford) McCarthy. She grew up in Scarsdale, NY and graduated from Scarsdale High School in 1955. She attended college then lived in New York City, working at Avon and other jobs. She married A. Thomas Trischett in 1958 and had 4 children. She later married Robert W. Marks of Greenwich in 1986. Mary lived in Greenwich from1965 until her death on Dec 18, 2017.
Mary worked all her adult life while raising 4 children. She possessed a dynamic and competent work ethic that she carried with her all her life. Mary worked at Christ Church as the parish secretary and retired after 34 years. She could not stay “retired” for very long. She was a volunteer at Nathaniel Witherell in Greenwich which soon turned into a nearly full time job for the last several years. She was much loved by all who worked and resided there.
Mary was very proud of her children, who all inherited her work ethic and her sense of humor. Her grandson was married in Oregon in October and Mary traveled there for the wedding. It was the first time in 21 years that Mary had her whole family together. It was a joyous occasion. She cried tears of joy and laughter at the entertaining ceremony and reception. Her family is thankful to have shared that event with her.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Daniel and Agnes McCarthy, and her husband Robert W. Marks. She is survived by her sister Tara McCarthy (Leslie), daughters Lisa Trischett, Kristin Daly, and Dorothy (Dave) Sullivan, and her son Michael (Kirsten) Trischett, grandsons Ian Daly and Hunter (Jana) Daly, nephew Dan (Deb) Wise, step-daughter Robin Marmion and step-grandson VP Marmion, and step-grandson Joel Sullivan and many cousins and dear friends.
A memorial service, burial in the memorial garden, and reception will be held at Christ Church, 254 E Putnam Ave in Greenwich on Saturday, Jan 13 beginning at 11 am.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Friends of Nathaniel Witherell, 70 Parsonage Road, Greenwich, CT 06830 or the Lupus Foundation of America, Inc, 2121 K Street, NW, Suite 200,Washington, DC 20037
Condolences can be made at Mary’s online guestbook: www.castiglionefh.com