Richville - Marilyn Jones Laurenza, 76, passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at Upstate University Hospital after a brief illness.
Marilyn was the daughter of Meredith and Doris Bristol Jones. She was born in Gouverneur on February 6, 1938. Marilyn married Joseph Laurenza on August 29, 1964 at St. James Catholic Church, Gouverneur.
Marilyn is survived by her husband, Joseph; a sister and brother-in-law, Eleanor and Henry Goldacker; nieces and nephews Nancy Goldacker-Seeley, Curt Goldacker, Debra Jones, William Andersen, Neal Laurenza, Leslie Compton, Laura Smith, Mark Laurenza, and Jeffrey Laurenza; and several great nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents.
She graduated from Gouverneur High School and Central City Business Institute, Syracuse. She was a legal secretary for many years at Case & Leader.
Marilyn was a lifelong member of the United Church of Richville, serving as the organist and choir director for over 30 years and was a member of the church Prudential Committee. She was also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Welsh Society of Richville, Gouverneur Garden Club, Gouverneur Shakespeare Club, the St. Lawrence County Legal Secretaries Assoc., the United Church of Richville Friendship Club, and volunteered at St. James School. Marilyn also worked and volunteered several years in various capacities for the Gouverneur and St. Lawrence County Fair. Marilyn was an avid reader and enjoyed crossword puzzles.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the United Church of Richville, PO Box 277, Richville, NY 13681.
Calling hours are Friday, July 18 from 2:00-4:00 & 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Green Funeral Home, 33 Park Street, Gouverneur. The funeral service is Saturday, July 19 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Karen Taylor, pastor of the United Church of Richville officiating and burial in Maple Grove Cemetery, Richville. A luncheon will follow the funeral service at the United Church of Richville.