Marilyn L. (Finn) Fletcher, 78, beloved wife of Alvan Fletcher of Milford passed away Sunday, April 23, 2017 at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, CT. with her family by her side.
Marilyn was born in Worcester on November 22, 1938. A graduate of Framingham High School, class of 1956, she went on to attend the Milford Hospital School of Nursing. After graduating in 1959 as a Registered Nurse, she took a position at Milford Regional Medical Center where she spent 47 years in the nursing profession before retiring in 2006.
Her affinity for helping those in need led her to become an emergency nurse's assistant as part of the Central Mass Emergency Medical Services. Marilyn's passion for caring for those in need was exemplified, not only in her work at the hospital, but in her work as a member of FEMA. She flew to the Gulf Coast when the first reports were made public and worked for several weeks under the devastating conditions left behind after Hurricane Katrina. She was among the initial wave of first responders in New York City during 9/11, offering comfort, solace and care to the victims of that horrific attack.
In addition to her dedication to the nursing profession, she enjoyed spending time with family and friends, reading and traveling.
She will be remembered for her sincerity and sense of humor. She leaves behind her husband of 58 years, Alvan Fletcher and her children, Jill S. Fletcher of Austin, TX, Richard R. and his wife Jill V. Fletcher of Wethersfield, CT, Ellen L. and her husband Brian Todd of Milford, and Ruthanne F. Calabrese of Rocky Hill, CT along with five grandchildren, Alex D. Ruddock, Sasha K. Fletcher, Benjamin Bienke, Jamey R. Calabrese, Rachel A. Calabrese and a great granddaughter, Freya E. Gruhn. She was predeceased by her mother and father Irving B. and Miriam (Stilofsky) Finn, and her brother Jay N. Finn.
Visiting hours will be held Wed. April 26, 2017 from 4-7 PM at the BUMA-SARGEANT FUNERAL HOME, 42 Congress St., Milford, MA
Funeral services will take place Thurs. April 27, 2017 at 10 AM in the funeral home, followed by burial in Vernon Grove Cemetery, Vernon St., Milford, MA.
Donations may be made to the Salvation Army, 29 Congress Street, Milford, MA 01757 or to a charity of one's choice in memory of Marilyn. www.bumafuneralhome.com