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Williams, Marla J.

Marla J. Williams, a resident of Roslindale for over 3 years, died Friday, March 11, 2011, peacefully at home, surrounded by her sons and family. She was born in Tokyo, Japan and was the daughter of the late Russell R. & Lois A. (Davis) Simpson. Marla received her PH D in Spanish Literature at Indiana University. She lived in Ohio and Spain for many years. Recently she was a Professor at Tufts University in Medford where she taught Spanish Literature for 3 years. Services have been omitted per her request.  She was predeceased by her husband, a CW2 Pilot, the late Franklin C. Williams. She is survived by her sons Curtis D. Williams of Tempe, AZ and Daniel B. Williams of New York, NY.; her sister Dorothy S. Beehner of Columbus, Ohio and her brother Michael G. Simpson of Italy. Marla is also survived by her devoted dog Rosco. Donations in Marla’s memory may be made to the Faulkner-Sagoff Center for Breast Healthcare, 1153 Centre Street, Boston, MA. 02130 please include Marla’s name with your donation.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Anne Cantu
    April 26th, 2011 | 2:22 pm

    I worked with Marla at Tufts. Although we did not have much time together, I can tell you that she was a fantastic teacher and a wonderful person. I am very saddened by her passing.
    With deepest sympathy,
    Anne Cantú

  2. Dan Kernan
    August 16th, 2011 | 7:41 pm

    Marla holds a special place in my heart…
    We lived and worked in Indiana.
    Curtis played sports with my son.
    Just now learning of her death…and feeling down.
    May she rest peacefully……….
    My sympathy to her family and friends.

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