Marianna Surette, 85, passed away Aug. 9 at her daughter’s home after a long illness. She was predeceased by her husband, William J. Surette, who died in June 2008.
Marianna was born in Hopkinton to the late William Joseph Smith and Arlene Stuart (Brown) Smith. She graduated from Hopkinton High School in 1956 and was employed for many years as a bookkeeper while being a wife, mother and caregiver. She was very active in retirement, spending her time playing cards, eating out, shopping, traveling and going to the theater with her friends and family.
Marianna was a longtime resident of Southborough. In 2012, she was elected to the Town of Southborough’s Housing Authority Board, and she served for many years. She loved being involved in the decisions concerning her home and community.
Marianna leaves behind her son, William J. Surette Jr. of Millis, her daughter and son-in-law, Arlene F. Surette and Richard C. Roberts of Milford, her grandson, Richard S. Roberts and wife Kelsey L. Gilbert of Weatogue, Connecticut, and her granddaughter, Jenna S. Roberts of Uxbridge. Marianna was predeceased by her brothers, William J. Smith and Steven W. Smith.
In a private ceremony, Marianna was buried with her husband, Bill, on what would have been their 62nd wedding anniversary — together again and “always.”
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