NAUGATUCK — Marilyn Ross, 83, passed away peacefully, surrounded by love ones on Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016 at the Glendale Center of Naugatuck. Marilyn was born July 2, 1933 in Bridgeport, the daughter of the late Jean Leon and Jeannette (Donnelly) Rousseau.
Being raised in the Danbury area, she moved to Naugatuck over eight years ago. She enjoyed gardening, painting and the ocean. She was known for her love of music and singing. Her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren. That’s was made her happiest.
She is survived by her daughter, Dawn Bogues and her husband, Paul, of Naugatuck; her sons, Bruce Ross and his wife, Lynda, of Bethel, Eric Rousseau and his wife, Joan, of Milford, and James Woodward of California; her brother, Milton Rousseau and his wife, Judy, of Monroe, N.C.; her 12 grandchildren, Alicia, Tia, Melissa, Rachael, Delon, Michael, Adam, Jonel, Tara, Erica, Sarah, Logan; her 11 great-grandchildren Von’sha, Skyla, Anthony, Alana, Isabel, Brian, Maria, Daniel, River, Jalina, Haley; and her two great-great-grandchildren, Kingston and Karson; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great nephews. She was predeceased by her daughters, Maria Rizzo and Jeanice Nathan; her brother, Richard Rousseau; and her sister, Betty Jean Potoczek.
Funeral service and burial will be held at the convenience of the family and there are no calling hours. The Alderson-Ford Funeral Home of Naugatuck is assisting with arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s’ Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
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