Marion W. Berrett, 91, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. She was born in Boston, Mass., on March 13, 1922, to James and Lina MacFarlane. She was preceded in death by her father, James MacFarlane; mother, Lina MacFarlane; siblings, Elaine Lee and James MacFarlane and spouse, Malcolm Berrett. Marion is survived by daughter, Linda (Charles) Rogers of Albuquerque, NM; son, Donald M. (Sarawyn) Berrett of Portsmouth; grandchildren, Lynnette Rogers, Mark Rogers, Cindy Rogers Elliser and Debra Berrett Legassie; great-grandchildren, Robbie Gutierrez, Dylan Gutierrez, Justice Gutierrez, Laurelynne Gutierrez-Rogers, Josephine Rogers, Benjamin MacFarlane Elliser and Juliet Rogers.
Marion was married for 57 years until her husband’s death in 1999. She was a legal secretary and also enjoyed being a correspondent for the La Vida Llena newsletter, as well as a participant in the Southwest Canine Corps of Volunteers. In Rhode Island she volunteered at Forest Farm Nursing Home, doing sing-alongs and Meals on Wheels. She also sang in the Swanhurst Choral Society and the St. Mary’s Church choir.
A memorial service was held on Friday, Sept. 27, at La Vida Llena Retirement Community in Albuquerque, NM. Interment will take place in Rhode Island on Saturday, Oct. 5, at St. Mary’s Church in Portsmouth, at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Marion’s name to The Potter League 87 Oliphant Lane Middletown, RI 02842; or Lap Dog Rescue P.O.Box 1316 Tijeras, NM 87059. To view information or leave a condolence please visit www.danielsfuneral.com
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