Marilyn Janice (Melvin) Cousins age 81 of Concord passed away on Sunday, September 23, 2012 at her residence. She was the beloved wife of Norman A. Cousins.
Born in Hopkinton on September 29, 1930 she was the daughter of the late Curtis J. and Grace (MacNormand) Melvin.
Raised and educated in Hopkinton she attended Newton Wellesley Hospital School of Nursing where she earned her degree as a Registered Nurse.
Mrs. Cousins married and settled in Concord. She worked as a Registered Nurse at Newton-Wellesley Hospital and then for many years as a childcare provider.
Marilyn was a long-time member of the West Concord Union Church where she was an active member of the choir, bell ringer and prayer groups. She loved spending time with her family and enjoyed reading, gardening and was an accomplished watercolor artist. She cherished trips to the theater, exercising and luncheons with her many loving friends.
Besides her husband she is survived by her children, Richard A. Cousins of Stow, Cynthia Martell of Gardner, Carol Knox of Elkridge, MD and Jonathan Cousins and his wife Christan of FL., her grandchildren, Bryan and Jocelyn Cousins, Elizabeth and Abigail Martell, Amie and Christopher Knox and Brianna and Luke Cousins. Also survived by her sisters Judith Dodge of Pittsfield, Lois Frost of Sandwich, her brother Donald Melvin of Hopkinton, sister-in-law Bernice Melvin of FL and several nieces and nephews. She was also the sister of the late Richard Melvin.
Gifts in her name may be made to:
West Concord Union Church
1317 Main St.
Concord, MA 01742.
Arrangements under the care of Glenn D. Burlamachi, CONCORD FUNERAL HOME, Concord.
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