Marilyn Stacy Abate
02/02/1934 - 07/23/2023
Marilyn passed peacefully at the home of her daughter and son-in-law on July 23, 2023 surrounded by family.
Marilyn was born to Vernon and Ethel (Gluckman) Stacy February 2, 1934 in Rahway, NJ. She grew up in Rahway where Marilyn made life long friends. Marilyn graduated from Rahway High School where she met her husband Pasquale (Patsy) Abate. Marilyn and Patsy had their two daughters before moving to Watchung, NJ in 1964. They made their home there till moving to Sarasota, Fl in 1993. Marilyn and Patsy enjoyed traveling and entertaining family and friends. Marilyn stayed in touch with her childhood friends and loved going to High School reunions. She enjoyed making new friends and relished afternoons at the pool with neighbors.
Marilyn is predeceased by her husband Pasquale Abate, her son-in-law Fred Dealaman, brothers Joseph and Vernon Stacy; sisters Virginia Kidd, Catherine Weiss and Ethel Stacy.
Marilyn is survived by her daughters Linda Dealaman, Nancy Abate and Son-in-law Ronald Aretz; grandchildren Fred Dealaman (Brittany), Elizabeth Barlow, Charley Dealaman (Jessica), Stephen Aretz, Daria Fairchild (Chad), Mary Tatum (Tino) and Albert Aretz and great grandchildren Atlas and Ophelia. She is also survived by her sister, Evelyn Ferguson, and many loving nieces and nephews.
A requiem service and interment of ashes will held at Church of the Redeemer 222 South Palm Avenue, Sarasota, Fl 34236 on Saturday, August 12th at 11:30am.