Folsom Funeral Service

Pedersen, Marion R.

May 18, 1933 – October 17, 2022

Marion Ruth (Scharegge) Pedersen, a lifelong resident of Dedham, died Monday, October 17, 2022 at her home in Dedham surrounded by her loving family. She was 89. Marion was born May 18, 1933 in Dedham, Massachusetts, one of the four daughters of Irving E. and Dorothy (Kirchdorfer) Scharegge. She was a “river rat” growing up in the Riverdale section of Dedham and graduated from Dedham High School with the Class of 1951. She worked as a secretary/bookkeeper for Goodale Insurance Company. Marion loved to cook and was renowned for making the best pastry crust ever.

Marion is survived by her devoted husband, Peter A. Pedersen; her loving children, Pamela Pitaro, and her husband Mario, of Norwood, and Steve Zarba of Norwood; and her adored grandchildren, Anthony Pitaro of Norton, and Christopher Pitaro of Watertown. She was the sister of Beverly Johnson of Plainville, the late Phyllis Dillon and the late Thelma Wright. Visiting hours will be held Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the Folsom Funeral Home, 87 Milton Street, Dedham followed by a Celebration of Life Service at 7:30 in the funeral home. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers donations to the Animal Rescue League, 55 Anna’s Place, Dedham, MA 02026 would be appreciated.

Guestbook Entries

  1. George and Marlene Grafstein
    October 23rd, 2022 | 2:23 pm

    Thinking of you in this difficult time.
    “Loved ones never really leave us. They stay with us, always in our hearts and minds as love and precious memories”

  2. Linda Hakar
    October 23rd, 2022 | 4:08 pm

    Pam and Mario, so sorry for the loss of your mother. May she Rest In Peace. ✝️

  3. Sherilyn Rivera
    October 24th, 2022 | 9:50 am

    Hi Pam,

    I’m so sorry your mom has passed. I enjoyed reading about her and your lovely family. Thinking of you. <3 <3


  4. Janet & Paul Galvin
    October 24th, 2022 | 4:21 pm

    Steve – Paul & I are so sorry about your mother. Thinking of you and sending prayers

  5. Allan rosman
    October 24th, 2022 | 5:10 pm

    Sorry Steve

  6. Martin Serrette
    October 24th, 2022 | 5:35 pm

    Dearest Pete:

    We are saddened to hear of Marion’s passing.

    You are truly an amazing and caring person.

    Marion was blessed to have you in her life.

    We love you,
    Martin and Geraldina

  7. Lisa Brandi
    October 26th, 2022 | 12:35 pm

    Sending warm thoughts from the entire TJX family to yours! Your mom will be greatly missed. Big Hugs.

  8. Dana Moss
    October 26th, 2022 | 1:00 pm

    Sorry to hear about your loss – We’re thinking of you and your family

  9. Beth Krow
    October 26th, 2022 | 11:13 pm

    My deepest condolences for the loss of Marion. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts during this extremely difficult time.

  10. Lisa Nadeau
    October 27th, 2022 | 8:50 am

    Pam, Thinking of you during this difficult time. My sincere condolences to you and your family.

  11. Char Martin
    November 2nd, 2022 | 9:22 am

    Pam, I hope you and your family can find comfort in your mother’s memories during this hard time. I am thinking of you and sending big hugs!

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