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Marilyn (Cavallaro) Tucker

Born: Sun., Jan. 19, 1936
Died: Thu., Jan. 28, 2021

Live Stream Funeral Mass

9:45 AM Sat., Feb. 13, 2021
Location: St. Dorothy Church

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Marilyn Tucker


1936 -2021








On Thursday, January 28th Marilyn Tucker died peacefully at home, surrounded by her loving husband and 6 children at the age of 85.  Marilyn was born on January 19, 1936 in Darby, PA to Carmelo and Edwarda (Cremona) Cavallaro. 


She attended St Louis grade school and graduated from Villa Maria High School. She remained an avid learner and took language classes at St Joseph’s University and the University of Pennsylvania.  She spoke several languages including Italian, Russian and Spanish. She completed a certificate program preparing her to work as a unit secretary. She worked at GE as a secretary in her early days.  Marilyn met Tom at a dance in Upper Darby Chez-Vous where they started their love affair of 58 years. On June 2, 1962 they married.  They raised six children, Tom, Kathy, John, Denise, Diane and Marcy.


Marilyn loved to travel. She spent many summers traveling with her parents to Malta visiting the homeland of her mother and also made trips to Sicily, the homeland of her father.  She loved her family vacations especially to Clearwater Beach where the water was her favorite temperature – bathtub temp.   


She loved music and dancing. She was a talented pianist. She loved to cook and was an avid collector of cookbooks. 


Marilyn was a loving mother and a kind, generous friend to the many who loved her. She made friends with everyone and quickly knew a person’s heritage, any language they spoke and how many children they had.  Marilyn was very devoted to the Blessed Mary and attended Perpetual Novena services at the Shrine of the Miraculous Medal for much of her life, praying for all in her life that needed it.


She loved holidays and having her family all around her baking, playing games, dancing or just laughing. She was sadder about the end of summer and Christmas vacation than her children were. She had the best laugh and giggle along with a mischievous sense of humor. She loved to  make everyone laugh. 


Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents, Carmelo and Edwarda Cavallaro.  

In addition to her husband Tom and 6 children, she is survived by her grandchildren Christopher, Kelly, Amanda, Keeley, Corrine, Isabella, Johnny, Michael and Emily and great grandchildren Maddie and Nolan. 


Due to the current health crisis the Mass will be Private, but family and friends are invited to View the Live Stream beginning at 9:45am Saturday, February 13, 2021, from St Dorothy Church's YouTube




In lieu of flowers, donations to miraculousmedal.org in memory of Marilyn would be appreciated. 













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TJ Escott Lizzio
   Posted Wed February 10, 2021
Remembering Marilyn when we were young children, and she and her parents, “ Uncle and Auntie “ would visit our family on Washington Ave. in Philadelphia.
We always enjoyed her with her bright smile and her wit !
As happens in life, we drifted apart, through no fault of our own, only the circumstances that happen in life.
Her bright spirit will be missed.
Cousin TJ

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