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Marilyn T (Watterson) O'Shea

Born: Fri., Feb. 23, 1945
Died: Tue., Sep. 20, 2016

Memorial Mass

11:00 AM Sat., Sep. 24, 2016
Location: Sts. Martha and Mary Church

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Marilyn Watterson O’Shea, 71, passed away on September 20, 2016. Born in Newport, RI she met her husband Roger there while he was stationed in the Navy. They married in 1967 before moving to Lakeville in 1978. Marilyn was a teacher at Assawompset Elementary School for 18 years before retiring in 2002. She attended Bridgewater State College (BS) and Simmons College (MS).

She was the loving wife of Roger M. O’Shea, mother of Karen O. Schaefer and her husband Jeffrey of Glen Rock, NJ; Michael R. O’Shea of Lakeville, and Christopher J. O’Shea of Lakeville. She was the sister to Rev. John E. Watterson of Somerset, MA; William Watterson and wife Helene of Portsmouth, RI; James P. Watterson and wife Barbara of Westport; Daniel Watterson and wife Nancy of Elizabethtown, KY and sister to Kathleen E. Watterson of Newport. She was predeceseased by her brother Stephen Watterson. She was the grandmother to Emily and William Schaefer. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Marilyn loved to travel, garden, read and was a member of the Friends of the Lakeville Public Library and a lector at St. Martha and Mary Church. One of her favorite joys in life was her regular gatherings with close friends and spending time with her grandchildren. She lived with type 1 diabetes for over 58 years and she was a strong advocate for diabetes education and research.

A Memorial Mass will be held at Sts. Martha and Mary Church, Lakeville on Saturday September 24, 2016 at 11:00 am.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations  be made to the American Diabetes Association at diabetes.org.

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Kevin Svedine
   Posted Wed September 21, 2016
Chris my wife and I give you and your family our deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time your enduring. May our lord give you the strength and love you'll need during these days to follow. We love you Chris and your in our hearts brother. God Bless.

William Howard jr
   Posted Thu September 22, 2016
Karen and I are so sorry for the loss of Marilyn. She was a wonderful person and always brightened the room whenever we were in your company. Lakeville and our parish have lost a special woman. Karen and I will keep you and your family in our prayers .

   Posted Tue September 27, 2016
I'd like to express deep sympathy for loss of your loved one. I hope and pray this message bring comfort and soothe the pain that you are experiencing at this time. What has help me to cope and deal with lost a love one is found God's Word the Bible in Psalms 113:5-8 "Who is like Jehovah our God, The one who dwells on high? 6 He stoops down to look on heaven and earth, 7 Raising the lowly from the dust. He lifts up the poor from the ash heap 8 In order to make him sit with nobles, With nobles of his people." You can find similar comforting verses in the website jw.org.

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