Marilyn A. “Cookie” (Corcoran) diBenedetto of Clinton, formerly of Wayland, died peacefully in the comfort and care of her family on Nov. 16.
She was the devoted wife of Bernard “Barney” diBenedetto of Clinton. She was the beloved mother of Bernard diBenedetto Jr. and his wife, Debbie, of Hopkinton; Katie Henley of Sudbury, and Nancy Vanasse and her husband, Michael, of Clinton. She was the sister of Henry F. Corcoran Jr. and his wife, Marie, of Falmouth; William J. Corcoran and his wife, Janice, of Falmouth; Susan E. Romeo of Amesbury; Vincent Corcoran and his wife, Judy, of Waltham and the late Gerald Corcoran. She also is survived by six grandchildren, 10 nieces and 13 nephews.
Cookie was a devoted and loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, Nana and friend. She spent her formative years in Waltham and was an executive secretary for many years at Raytheon before retiring. She was a member of the Wayland Woman’s Club and St. Ann’s Altar Guild. She enjoyed caring for her grandchildren, holiday gatherings with family and going to the theater and plays. She will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by all who knew her.
Private family services will be held. Family and friends are invited to graveside services at 12:30 pm on Friday, Nov. 20, at North Cemetery, 65 Old Sudbury Road, Wayland.
In lieu of flowers, her family kindly suggests that gifts in her memory may be sent to Nashoba Nursing Services and Hospice, 3 Patterson Road, Shirley, MA 01464 and would be greatly appreciated.
A celebration of Cookie’s life will be held when it is safe to do so. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the John C. Bryant Funeral Home of Wayland. For condolences, please visit johncbryantfuneralhome.com.