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Persechini, Marna L.

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Marna Lee (Perkins) Persechini, a longtime resident of Roslindale, died Monday, February 8, 2016 at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston after a brief illness.  She was 80.  Marna was born November 4, 1935 in Trent, Texas, the daughter of Coleman Jackson and Matilee L. (Parker) Perkins.  After high school Marna enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served two tours of duty.  She was honorably discharged with the rank of colonel.  Marna earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Community Planning from the University of Massachusetts and worked as a career counselor for The Work Place in Boston.  She was a familiar face in the Roslindale area, volunteering at the Farmer’s Market, for Main Street, and as an election official.   Marna was the wife of the late Daniel Francis Persechini, who predeceased her in 1989.  She is survived by her two sons, Daniel Persechini of Mansfield, and Michael Persechini of Roslindale; her brother, William Perkins of Texas; and her five grandchildren, Zachary, Taylor, Kelsey, Colin, and Kaylee.  Visiting hours will be held Friday, February 12th from 4 to 8 PM at the Folsom Funeral Home, 63 Belgrade Avenue, Roslindale.  Relatives and friends are invited to gather at the funeral home Saturday at 9 am and proceed with us to Sacred Heart Church, 169 Cummins Highway, Roslindale for Marna’s Mass of Christian Burial at 10 o clock. After cremation private interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in West Roxbury.

Guestbook Entries

  1. John Weston
    February 10th, 2016 | 6:39 pm

    Marna will be sorely missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her. She was a delight to speak with, and I’ll treasure all the great conversations we had. She was truly a beautiful soul, and cared deeply about people and the world. A fixture around Roslindale Square, she always took time to say “hello”. Even though she suffered with constant pain, she was determined to keep on walking and moving, working and socializing with young and old. And she was a Marine too, serving our country with honor. Quite an awesome person.
    Thanks for everything Marna! I’ll miss your beautiful smile and laugh.
    Love, John

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