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Marilyn Claire (Kearns) McAllister

Marilyn Claire (Kearns) McAllister
  • August 24, 1929 - March 2, 2018
  • Plymouth, Massachusetts

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“Dear Susan and Family - So sorry to hear of your mothers passing. Cherish the many memories that you have. ”
1 of 8 | Posted by: Jennifer Eaton - Diaz - Northwood, NH

“A true original who I had the pleasure of working with 1989-90 at Brambles in Needham. Marilyn was an iconic character that I still quote to this...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: peter Higgins - Los Angeles, CA

“We are so sorry to hear of Marilyn's passing. She was always such a nice person. I remember her from way back in the days of Howard Johnson's and for...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Bernie & Cheryl Segaloff - MA

“Dear Susan and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember your mom as a beautiful woman both inside and out. ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: Louise Cataldo - WALPOLE, MA

“Dear Susan and family,I am so sorry for the loss of you Mom♥ You get your beauty, strength and courage from her. How blessed are you to have...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Kathy Mintz - Bridgewater, MA

“I am so happy you were in my life Marilyn...will miss our chats..<3 ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: Ronnie Gordon - Norwood, MA

“Remember the family well, sorry to hear of her passing ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: Robert Eaton - Penbroke, NH

“Dear Sue and family, so sorry for your loss, take care.Denise ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Denise Talabach - Washington, MA


Marilyn Claire (Kearns) McAllister, of Plymouth, MA, and former longtime resident of Needham, MA, passed away peacefully, on Friday, March 2, 2018, at the age of 88. Marilyn was born on August 24, 1929, to the parents of William and Alice Kearns. She was the beloved wife of the late William D. "Bill" McAllister. Marilyn was a well-known, hardworking, remarkable waitress from her days at Howard Johnson's, Gino's Restaurant and the Ground Round. Many of her coworkers, and regular's, were a second family to her, a lot even considering her a "second mom" or "work mom". She went above and beyond for her family and friends, and never knew a stranger. Marilyn was the epitome of elegance, beauty and class, and left a lasting impression on anyone that she met, even during her final days. She was always willing to share her very honest words of wisdom with anyone who would listen and she will be remembered by many as the strongest, most beautiful woman. Heaven has gained an incredible angel. She is predeceased by her beloved children, Donna (McAllister) Lemay, Glen McAllister and Carole (McAllister) Muldoon; and siblings, Mary Charlotte (Kearns) Kothman, Norman Kearns and Virginia (Kearns) Kelly. Left to cherish her memory is her loving daughter, Susan (McAllister) Manning and her husband Stephen Manning; grandchildren, Tarrah Muldoon, Shayna Muldoon, Haileigh Muldoon, Stephen Manning and Michael Manning; great-granddaughter, Teagan O'Brien; siblings, Barbara Barr, Richard Kearns, James Kearns and Paul Kearns; and a host of nieces and nephews. Visiting hours will be held in the Eaton Funeral Home, 1351 Highland Ave, Needham, on Thursday, March 8th from 4-7 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. Joseph Church, 1362 Highland Ave Needham, on Friday at 10 am. Interment Needham Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Marilyn's name may be made to Cranberry Hospice, 36 Cordage Park Circle, Plymouth MA 02366