Marilyn C. McCulloughJanuary 01,2013
Marilyn C. McCullough
Marilyn C. McCullough
MIDDLESEX — Marilyn C. McCullough, 79, of McCullough Hill Road, passed away in the comfort of her home and family on Friday evening, Dec. 28, 2012. Born in New Haven, Conn., on Feb. 15, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Frederick W. and Marion (Piontek) Miller. On Jan. 31, 1952, she married Dwight N. McCullough Jr. in Chelsea. Dwight predeceased Marilyn on Nov. 17, 2009.
Marilyn attended East Haven, Conn., schools where she is remembered as a talented acrobatic dancer and had performed at the Schubert Theater in New Haven. Following her graduation from East Haven High School in 1950, she met Dwight and in 1952, they began their life together. Busy and happy as a homemaker and raising her family, Marilyn, for a short time, helped her husband build his business, McCullough Crushing Inc. in Middlesex. She and Dwight enjoyed spending winters in Arizona and following Dwight’s retirement, split their time between Mesa, Ariz., and their home in Middlesex.
Artistic and creative, Marilyn was well-known for her design and construction of fine stained glass. She was an avid golfer and was a longtime member of Blush Hill Country Club in Waterbury. Marilyn enjoyed swimming, reading and doing crossword puzzles. She was always up for a competitive game of cards and the occasional visit to the casinos. Marilyn was a longtime member and former organist of the Middlesex United Methodist Church.
Her family lovingly remembers her for her ability to live in the moment. She lived life to the fullest and enjoyed her loving family and many friends.
Marilyn is survived by her children, Sandy McCullough-Rutledge, of Paulden, Ariz., Scott N. McCullough, of Woodbury, Frederick W. McCullough and his partner, Tammy Lawrey, of Middlesex; her grandchildren, Matthew Dwire, Justin McCullough, Scott McCullough Jr., Ian McCullough, Lucas Lawrey, Casey Lawrey and Shannon Lawrey; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Patricia and Lydia; as well as nieces, nephews and extended family. She was predeceased by her brother, Larry.
Funeral services will be held from the Middlesex United Methodist Church on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at 2 p.m. Friends may call at the Middlesex United Methodist Church on Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. Spring interment will take place in the Middlesex Center Cemetery. The family requests that instead of flowers, memorial gifts would be appreciated to the Middlesex United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 516, Moretown, VT 05660. Assisting the family is the Perkins-Parker Funeral Home in Waterbury. To send online condolences, please visit us at www.perkinsparker.com and Facebook.
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