Folsom Funeral Service

May, Marilyn A.


Marilyn Anne (Chamberlain) May, a funeral director in the Town of Norwood for over 15 years, and the former owner of the May Funeral Home on Nichols Street in Norwood, died Sunday, January 1, 2017 at the Ellis Nursing Home in Norwood.  She was 81.  Marilyn was born February 18, 1935 in Norwood, Massachusetts, the daughter of Paul R. and Margaret L. (Alber) Chamberlain.  She was the wife of the late Russell Winslow May, the mother of the late Richard W.May, and the sister of the late Bruce R. Chamberlain.  Marilyn is survived by her two daughters, Laurie Jo Ahern, of Norwood, and Lynda May Gundlach, and her husband Todd, of Norwood; her seven grandchildren, Derek and Kevin May, Robert and James Ahern, Hayley and Chelsey Gundlach, and April May; and three great grandchildren, John, Derek Jr., and Tayler May.  Marilyn was a member of the United Church of Norwood where she served on the Women’s Service Guild, sang in the choir, and worked as the secretry of the church for 10 years.  She was also a member, and Past Vice President of the Norwood Rotary Club.  After the death of her husband, Marilyn attended and graduated from FINE (the Funeral Institute of the North East ) Mortuary College where she became a licensed Funeral Director and took over the ownership and operation of the May Funeral Home in Norwood.  She retired in 2002.  Marilyn was also a member of the Massachusetts Funeral Directors Association (MFDA) and the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA), and the Norwood Chamber of Commerce.  Visiting hours will be held Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 from 4 to 8 pm at the Folsom & May Funeral Home, 85 Nichols Street, Norwood.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral Wednesday at 10 am at the United Church of Norwood, 595 Washington Street, Norwood followed by interment in Highland Cemetery, Winter Street, Norwood.

Guestbook Entries

  1. georgia shaw
    January 2nd, 2017 | 10:09 am

    My family has know Marilyn for many years. We were neighbors for 37 years. My sister Louise and her husband Wally lived at the home stead for a number of years. We will all miss her. Marilyn will be missed for many reasons. She was a loving mother, friend and a Sister in Christ. She was a member of The United Church of Norwood for many years. We all loved her. She will be missed. Rest in Peace.

  2. David & Page Martin
    January 2nd, 2017 | 10:39 am

    Our prayers are with you. Sorry to hear of your loss.

  3. Louise Stampfl
    January 2nd, 2017 | 10:44 am

    Marilynn, remembering all our years of friendship, and treasuring each one. I will miss you dearly. Wally will meet you at heavens door. Rest in peace and in Gods hands forevermore. Louise

  4. Leslie (Burton) Gidakos
    January 2nd, 2017 | 11:18 am

    Marilyn was an amazing person. She was so caring and loving. I feel truly blessed to have been a part of her life. Love, Leslie

  5. Patricia crane
    January 2nd, 2017 | 1:06 pm

    Such a wonderful lady, I know she’ll be surely missed.

  6. Patty (Jones) Hubbert
    January 2nd, 2017 | 3:29 pm

    I’m so sorry you have lost your mom, Lynda and Laurie. She was kind and generous to all us girls growing up. I hope you all will be able to find comfort in each other and your shared memories. Sincerely, Patty Jones Hubbert

  7. Bonnie Taeger-Cotter
    January 2nd, 2017 | 11:11 pm

    The memories and stories are endless of the one of a kind woman that I was privileged to call Auntie Marilyn, family connected by heart for as long as I remember. Thoughts, love and prayers with you all. Heaven gained an angel but the loss pulls at many heart strings.

  8. Mike Kimball
    January 2nd, 2017 | 11:17 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. I’m so grateful to have known Marilyn. She was a very sweet woman. Thoughts and Prayers with you all.

  9. Janice DeVirgilio
    January 2nd, 2017 | 11:47 pm

    Dear Laurie and Lynda, I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. Because of her closeness to the Taeger family, she always felt like part of my family for as long as I can remember. You are in my thoughts, I wish you peaceful days ahead…

  10. Carmel Kerrigan
    January 3rd, 2017 | 4:36 pm

    Thinking of you all during this difficult time. The Kerrigan Family, Norwood, MA

  11. Hutchinson Family
    January 13th, 2017 | 12:36 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Deepest condolences from the Hutchinson Family, Raymond, ME.

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