Marilyn Ford, a 49-year resident of Brewster, NY, died peacefully at her home with her family by her side on Wednesday, August 21, 2019. She was 90 years old.
Marilyn was born on July 6, 1929 in the Bronx, NY, daughter of the late James and Catherine (Cleary) Horn. On June 3, 1950, she married the love of her life, Kenneth T. Ford at St. Brendan’s Church in the Bronx. Kenneth predeceased his wife on June 5, 1983.
Mrs. Ford was an administrative assistant with the North Salem school district for over 30 years when she retired in 2002.
Marilyn is survived by her children; Kenneth Ford (Joan), Patti Ford, Susan Ford Capalbo, and Eileen O’Toole (Tim), her 7 grandchildren: James (Erin), Kenneth III (Barbara), John (Natalie), Katie, Kristofer, Sean and Kelly; her 4 great grandchildren, Olivia, James, Kenneth IV, and Mia. She was predeceased by her two siblings, Patricia Levine and James Horn.
Marilyn enjoyed her life at Peach Lake from her childhood days and throughout her life. Her loving devotion to her family was well known as was her family’s immense love for her. Marilyn was a class act, known for her sense of style and impeccable dress. She would always brighten any gathering with her smile and energy. She had a great sense of humor and loved to dance, play golf, and cheer for the Yankees. She will be missed by many.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday, August 26, 2019 at St. Lawrence O’Toole Church, Brewster, NY at 11:00 am. Interment will follow at St. Lawrence O’Toole Cemetery, Brewster, NY. Visitation will be held at Beecher Funeral Home, 1 Putnam Avenue, Brewster, NY on Sunday, August 25, 2019 from 3pm to 7pm.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or Make a Wish Foundation.