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Marilyn Carrie (McKeever) Theroux

September 26, 1942 ~ October 21, 2021 (age 79)

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Obituary

Marilyn Carrie (McKeever) Theroux, 79, of Westhampton, was surrounded by loved ones as she peacefully passed into God’s hands on October 21,2021.

She was born on September 26, 1942, in Omaha, Nebraska, the daughter of James and Julia (McNichols) McKeever.

She attended schools in Omaha, Nebraska. As a young woman, she met the love of her life, Raymond A. Theroux whom was serving at the local Air Force base at the time. They were wed on October 19, 1959. Shortly after their wedding, they moved to Raymond’s home state of Massachusetts. Together, they raised a family of five daughters, co-owned and operated multiple businesses together doing business under the name of Ray’s Arco Service (Gas stations, Bicycle and Moped Center, Ceramic Business).

Early in their business life, they also began creating the home of Marilyn’s dreams in Westhampton. The family and a few close friends worked together to build her dream, that she called home for 45 years. Mom was always supporting the building process by providing meals for the workers and occasionally, would pick up a hammer and hit a few nails herself.

Mom was a very talented and spirited woman – throughout each business life, she managed the customer service side where she showed her talents as a multitasker with people. Her talent as a Ceramic Artist really appeared as she taught the ceramic classes for the ceramic business that she and Dad had developed. She created many masterpieces that were used for displays/gifts as well as sold to customers.

Marilyn is survived by Regina M. Theroux of Westhampton, Cindy L. Peloquin of Russell, Alan Guyette of Southampton (son-in -law), Carolynne J. O’Connell of Orange and Stephen O’Connell (son-in-law), Suzanne L. Bahre of Westfield and Jason Bahre (son-in-law). She leaves 16 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild, as well as several nieces and nephews and her beloved pet, Tucker.

Marilyn is also survived by her sisters, Juanita Pahkamaa of Omaha and Lucille Golden of Blair, NE.

Besides her parents, Marilyn was predeceased by her loving husband, Raymond A. Theroux, daughter Patricia A. Guyette, grandson Timothy D. Casey, brother Joseph McKeever, sisters Myrtle Heisner, Virginia Keas, and Patricia Matson.

Mom, you are gone from us physically but you will never leave our hearts and minds. Make a joyful noise in heaven and dance to your hearts delight.

A private ceremony will be held at Graham Funeral Home on October 26, followed by interment in Westhampton Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to any of the following charities: Alzheimer's Association, American Heart Association, American Cancer Society.

The Graham Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 18 Adams Street, Easthampton has honorably and proudly been entrusted with Marilyn's care and services. For online condolences, please visit www.rwgrahamfuneralhome.com.

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Services

Private Services

Graham Funeral Home & Cremation Services
18 Adams St.
Easthampton, MA 01027

Private Burial

Westhampton Center Cemetery
Cemetery Road
Westhampton, MA 01027

Donations

Alzheimers Association , ALZ Association
309 Waverley Oaks Road, Waltham MA 02452
Web: http://www.alz.org

American Cancer Society
3 Speen Street, Framingham MA 01701

American Heart Association
PO Box 417005, Boston MA 02441-7005
Tel: 1-800-662-1701
Web: http://heart.org

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