Folsom Funeral Service

Amos, Marion

Marion Joyce (Nicholson) Amos, age 83 of Dedham, Massachusetts and River Ranch, Florida, passed away after a battle with cancer on October 22, 2021. Marion was a graduate of Dedham High School’s Class of 1955. The daughter of the late Lester and Margaret (MacDonald) Nicholson. Marion is survived by her high school sweetheart of 63 years Steve Amos, her daughters Laurie Cushing and dear son-in-law Jeff of Stoughton, and Holly Hamilton and her husband Joe of Dedham. She will be missed dearly by her grandchildren; Chuck, Lynnette, Jourdan, Adam, Stephen, Maya and Jason, as well as great-grandchildren Josh and Irie. Marion grew up celebrating her Scottish heritage, playing bagpipes and performing Scottish step-dancing. Later, she did secretarial work, led Girl Scouts and coordinated deliverers for the Dedham Transcript paper routes. Marion and Steve traveled around the world with their many friends, including the Woodlawn Street Gang, the Kenyons and the Flaggs. Marion loved taking annual family trips to Newport, RI and Cold Spring Resort in Ashland, NH, both of which led to great traditions. Marion and Steve left Dedham every winter to snowbird in River Ranch, Florida, where Marion was known by everyone for her friendliness, kindness, and her skill at the card game “Hand and Foot”. She will be most remembered for her smile that always lit up the room, her nightly glass of Beringer White Zinfandel with ice, and for giving umpires and referees a run for their money as she cheered on her grandkids in sports. Marion’s family would like to express tremendous gratitude for the outpouring of love and support, as the many visits, cards, calls and messages from friends and family brought her great joy in her final days. A Celebration of Life will be announced at a future date, and donations in Marion’s memory may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Amy Lapetina
    October 29th, 2021 | 4:51 pm

    My deepest sympathies to all of you. May your memories bring you comfort and the love of your mom stay within your heart and be a lasting legacy.
    All my love,

  2. Peter and Elaine Amos
    October 29th, 2021 | 6:04 pm

    Our condolences to, Laurie, Holly and family members.
    Marion brightened the lives of every one she met
    Love always, Pete and Elaine

  3. Ross Mendall
    October 29th, 2021 | 6:56 pm

    Sorry for your loss, she was a great woman

  4. Gail Z
    October 29th, 2021 | 7:58 pm

    Marion was a women who knew how to live and love life. She was an amazing woman who will be missed by many. Rest in peace Marion.

  5. Gail Z
    October 29th, 2021 | 8:55 pm

    Marion was a beautiful and wonderful woman. She loved and lived her life to the fullest. Marion will always be in our hearts.

  6. October 29th, 2021 | 10:05 pm

    My sincere condolences to the entire Amos family on the passing of this special lady.
    We shared a Scottish ancestry. I can remember her doing the Sword Dance like she had been doing it all her life. I also remember her singing with the Junior Choir in the balcony at Allin Congregational Church in Dedham…looking like an angel.
    Rest in peace, Marion. Your earthly suffering is over, and because of your strong faith, I’m convinced you’re now in Heaven with your loved ones who went before you.
    In Christ’s love,

  7. Paul Amos
    October 30th, 2021 | 1:21 am

    I loved you sister in law !

    your brother in law Paul

  8. Cissy mayo
    October 30th, 2021 | 6:35 am

    Steve, Holly and Laurie. My thoughts and prayers are for you all. She was the best. She will be missed
    Love to you all

  9. John and Faye Shockey
    October 30th, 2021 | 7:20 am

    Marion was always so cheerful and pleasant to be around. Her bright eyes and wide smile lit up a room when she entered. You never saw her without that beautiful smile. We will miss her at River Ranch, Florida. May God bless her dear family who will be anticipating their reunion in heaven.
    John and Faye Shockey

  10. Robert Stone
    October 30th, 2021 | 8:20 am

    Marion was a wonderful friend to me and her and Steve went out of their way to help me when my wife was sick with cancer ,having me stay at their home in Dedham when she was in Brigham and Women’s hospital. I will m always cherish their friendship as there will be a huge hole in my life now. RIP Marion, My prayers to Steve and his family.

  11. October 30th, 2021 | 8:28 am

    I only had the privilege of knowing Marion for seven years but wow, what an impression she made on me. Always smiling, always ready for adventure. It’s not the day you were born or the day you pass that matters. It’s the dash in between. And Marion lived her “dash” to the fullest. She’s a beautiful soul that I will surely miss. RIP dear friend.

  12. Bella Figlioli
    October 30th, 2021 | 7:59 pm

    My heart aches on the passing of your beautiful Mom and Wife. I have many happy memories with Mom, Sandy Anderson, Martha Weschrob and myself, lots of laughs.
    Marion loved her family, a great wife, Mom and Grandmother.
    May God Bless You All, and I thank God for the memories.
    Bella Figlioli

  13. Gail Z
    October 30th, 2021 | 9:41 pm

    Marion was quite a women who lived and loved life to the fullest. She was beautiful and smart and will be missed by so many. Rest in peace Marion.

  14. Helen Nehiley
    November 1st, 2021 | 5:41 pm

    I’ve are so sorry for the loss of your Dear Mother. She was a wonderful woman, friendly, kind and made you feel special when you saw her always happy and smiling. She will be missed . God bless you and your family during this difficult time

  15. Dale and Bev DeVriese
    November 1st, 2021 | 8:23 pm

    Marion, was a very sweet and thoughtful friend we met in Florida, we truly will miss seeing her and my puppy Remi will miss her too he loved her and her cookies. Steve and family were so sorry for your loss sending lots of hugs and prayers.

  16. Terri Jones
    November 2nd, 2021 | 7:18 pm

    Such a beautiful and kind and loving friend – I am so so sorry to hear this news – prayers for all of you and love

  17. Beth and Kyle MacLennan
    November 2nd, 2021 | 7:19 pm

    Our sincere condolences to Uncle Steve, Laurie, Holly and family. Aunt Marion was one of the brightest people we knew with the BEST hugs ever! Her beautiful smile and shining personality will forever be missed. Rest in Peace

  18. Alice Blachly
    November 2nd, 2021 | 7:27 pm

    Mario will be so missed at River Ranch. She had the brightest smile. Loved being in her Company

  19. Robert, Tina and Chris Carlson
    November 2nd, 2021 | 7:28 pm

    We are sorry for your loss of a very thoughtful and wonderful woman. It was always nice to see her at family gatherings and she always seemed to love life. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers

  20. Eileen Forrest
    November 2nd, 2021 | 7:41 pm

    Dear Steve, Holly and Laurie, my sincerest condolences on the passing of your wife and Mother. I have great memories of Marion’s welcoming hospitality, love and generous spirit. She will be greatly missed! Love to you all.

  21. Julie George
    November 2nd, 2021 | 7:51 pm

    Got great memories of growing up and swimming at your place. Love ya Aunt Marion.. I’ll miss you.
    Your niece Julie ❤️

  22. Dennis and Susie Oakman
    November 2nd, 2021 | 7:52 pm

    Steve and family we are so sorry for your loss. We remember all the great times we had with both of you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  23. November 2nd, 2021 | 8:14 pm

    Marion, she was a special lady. I loved seeing her at the baseball field watching her grandchildren play. I don’t think she ever missed a game of baseball or softball. She always had a big smile along with a hug to greet you. She definitely made you feel special. We are very sorry for your loss and our thoughts are with you all❤️
    Love Nancy, Brendan, Bridget and Liam.

  24. Diane Weschrob Repaal
    November 2nd, 2021 | 8:36 pm

    Your mom was the best!! She was one of my mom’s closest friends. We share such fond memories growing up.
    Your mom’s smile and love lit up the room. Lots of love and hugs coming your way. Praying for peace and comfort for all of you!

  25. Rita and Glenn Baird
    November 2nd, 2021 | 9:01 pm

    What a wonderful lady Marion was. So delightful and kind hearted. We are blessed to have met her at River Ranch. She and Steve were two of the nicest people ever placed on this earth. Our hearts and broken. May Steve and the entire family find peace and comfort in all the previous memories. God Bless all of you.

  26. November 2nd, 2021 | 9:41 pm

    Just saw this on FB.So very sorry for the loss of your beloved Mom.In reading about her, she was fabulous and so enjoyed life to the fullest.Hope a
    family memories bring you comfort and smiles
    with our sympathy..Lesley

  27. Joan Elizabeth Wurlitzer
    November 3rd, 2021 | 1:44 am

    Dear Marion, You will be so missed from our lives. Meeting you 30 years ago, when I married Ernie WURLITZER and after that I got to call you cousin! I have been so blessed to have you and your family in my life! What a wonderful time we always had at River Ranch, playing cards, boating, crafting with our ladies at the Chapel and the Mustang center. My hope is that you finally teach Ernie how to play hand and foot in heaven! You truly blessed every life you touched! Love you forever! Prayers for Steve, Laurie and Holly and all their families! We will meet again! Love, Joan

  28. Kathy and Howie Garber
    November 3rd, 2021 | 6:03 am

    So sorry for your loss. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sending you many many hugs.

  29. Dave and Carol Fox
    November 3rd, 2021 | 8:47 am

    We are so sorry for your loss. Marion will be remembered as such a sweet person. She will be greatly missed.
    Dave snd Carol Fox

  30. November 3rd, 2021 | 8:51 am

    We’re so very sorry to hear this we just found out last night that Marion passed away she was such a loving and caring lady she was always so happy to see you and we will miss her dearly. Our prayers are with Steve and her whole family.

  31. Rose M Dimino
    November 3rd, 2021 | 8:55 am

    My condolences to the Amos family. My memories of Marion are she always had a smile and was a very kind person when i saw her. Rest in peace.

  32. Melissa and Tim Soule
    November 3rd, 2021 | 10:27 am

    Dear Holly, Joe, Maya, and Jason,
    So saddened to hear the news of Marion. Enjoyed cheering on the Aggies with her, always so spunky, cheerful and kind. May she live on in wonderful memories! Our thoughts and prayers to your family.

  33. Richard and Phyllis Jackson
    November 3rd, 2021 | 12:46 pm

    Marion and Steve were the very best anyone could hope for a friend. I remember when Miss Marion introduced herself to me, she said “Marion, as in Marion the librarian “! She will be thoroughly missed by her friends at Countryside. Love and prayers.

  34. Brent and Lorna Schiefelbein
    November 3rd, 2021 | 6:26 pm

    We had many years enjoying Marion in line dance class. She was the best and friends with all. We w
    ill surely miss her.
    God Bless Steve and the family.

  35. November 3rd, 2021 | 9:30 pm

    How very sad. Please keep all of these happy memories close, as they do indeed lighten the grief today and in the days to come.
    Marian (Aldous) McQuaid

  36. Beate Eichler-Dallmeier
    November 12th, 2021 | 3:12 am

    I wish you all a lot of strength….
    She was a great woman!

  37. Diane Lord
    November 29th, 2021 | 5:13 pm

    No one gave more love to all in her lifetime than Marion. She touched everyones life in a special way. You will forever be in my heart and never forgotten. My deepest condolences to Steve, Holly, Laurie and families. I continue will keep you in my prayers.

  38. Mel & Faith Tribbey
    December 2nd, 2021 | 9:34 pm

    Steve, Laurie & Holly
    We can never fully express how much Marion meant to us. She was outgoing and delightful from the moment we met her 14 years ago. She knew and loved everyone at River Ranch and everyone loved her. She was the “life of the party” and we loved watching her dance. She frequently volunteered her time and talents to help others, expecting nothing in return. We love all of you dearly and will continue to keep you in our hearts and prayers. May the LORD fill your hearts with precious memories and the assurance of seeing her again in Heaven. Love, Mel & Faith

  39. Dennis & Sharon Revlock
    January 23rd, 2022 | 12:06 pm

    We just learned of Marion‘s passing a prison and are deeply saddened. She was a great person and a lot of fun and will be truly missed. Rest easy my friend.

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