Marilyn Elizabeth Avery

  • Born: January 18, 1935
  • Died: December 28, 2017
  • Location: Hartford, Connecticut

Carmon Community Funeral Homes

807 Bloomfield Avenue
Windsor, CT 06095

Tel. (860) 688-2200

Tribute & Message From The Family

Marilyn Elizabeth Avery, 82 of Hartford, CT, passed away on December 28, 2017. She died peacefully at St. Francis Hospital. Her family and close friends saw her and shared memories with her before she died. She was born on January 18, 1935 in Hartford, CT to her late parents James C. and Elizabeth (Bolden) Smith. She was preceded in death by her beloved younger brother, Carl J. Smith, nephew Tony May, cousin Madeline Bolden and soulmate Gustavus Black. She attended Weaver High School. She worked at and retired from Pratt & Whitney Aircraft as a Master Machinist. She enjoyed socializing with her family and friends, studying with Jehovah’s Witnesses, watching Westerns and Judge Judy on TV and extensive travel. Her last trip was to Media, PA to witness the birth of her great granddaughter, Taira Avery-Garner on November 28, 2013. She is survived by her younger sister, Carol Graham and her husband Vincent Graham, Sister-in-Law Ethel Smith, daughter, Wanda Holmes-Perdue/Arthur Perdue-Spouse of Windsor, CT and son, Patrick M. Avery/Tonyia (Biggins) Avery-Spouse of Orland Park, IL. She leaves her devoted nieces; Cheryl Smith, Wanda Smith, Lynnette Wright, Alicia Strong/Marcus-Spouse, Dorette Graham, Jackie Graham, Vivian Davis, nephews; Carl A. Smith and Garland May, cousins; Warren Bolden/Janice-Spouse, Annette Faulk, Valerie Bolden-Barrett, Sandy Foote, Alfie and Cynthia Maitland, Susan Brissett, Elouise Seabrook, Celeste Daniels, Sonja Nelson-Brown, Alma and Chris Darocha, in addition to other family and friends who were always there for her whenever she needed them. Grandchildren; Jomo Foley/Regina-Spouse, Taria Avery-Garner/Shawn-Spouse, Patrick Avery Jr./Tasha, James Holmes, Amanda Perdue and Sharon Crews. Great Grandchildren; Nijhon Foley, James Foley, Anika Avery, Patrick Carter Avery, Taira Avery-Garner, Shawn Avery-Garner, Aaliyah Perdue, Autumn Rosado, Randal Crews and Ryen Crews. Devoted and Loving Best Friend, Maxine Miller. Devoted and Loving Caregiver, Marcella Modeste. Her family will receive relatives and friends from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Carmon Windsor Funeral Home, 807 Bloomfield Avenue, Windsor followed by services at 12:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to The American Heart Association, 1 Union Street, Suite 301, Robbinsville, NJ 08691-4183 and American Lung Association, 45 Ash St., East Hartford, CT 06108.


Condolence & Memory Journal


Posted by Cheryl - CT   August 22, 2018

Prayer and thought are with you all

Posted by Glory Bibb - Hartford, CT - Neighbor   August 20, 2018

My deepest condolences for my friend Marilyn. Just found out of her passing. My prayers go out to the family; especially Muffie and Junior. She was my friend, I will always miss her.
Thelma McCullough (North Carolina)
Cheryl, Stephanie and Bugzy.

Posted by A friend   June 10, 2018


Your home going was beautiful. Unfortunately, it took this kind of setting to see so many people that I have not seen in a long was GREAT! We will see each other again...until then...REST IN PEACE.


Posted by Cheryl - CT   January 08, 2018


To Marilyn Family:
I'm sorry to hear of the passing of our dear friend. We had a lot of good times on Durham St.
I'm glad Marilyn is finally at peace, even though she will be missed.
May God grant the entire family peace.

Posted by Dale & Aaron Manns - Bloomfield, CT   January 06, 2018

She had a smile that warmed your heart. I pray that her family is comforted during this time of bereavement

Posted by Brenda Chester - Bloomfield, CT   January 05, 2018

My sincere condolences to Marilyn's family and friends. She will be greatly missed.

Posted by Paulina - NY   January 05, 2018

We are so sorry for the loss of Aunt Marilyn. Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs during this time of our bereavement.

Posted by Warren & Sonya Welborn - Zachary, LA   January 04, 2018

There are no words to express how much I miss you. Every time i think about you, my heart hurts because i can't believe your gone. I miss your words of encouragment and that insatiable laugh. I know your in a better. I will never forget your stamp you put on me and my son's life. Rest in heavenily peace.

Love Susan Brissett

Posted by A friend   January 03, 2018

My prayers are with you and your family and may the God of comfort provide comfort for the family during these critical times.

Posted by A friend   January 03, 2018


Aunt Marilyn,
We shared a lot of love, good times and laughter through the years. Thank God our family will be comforted by those memories. We will continue to miss you and all of our family members who preceeded you in heaven. Rest in Peace our Dear Sister, Mother, Aunt, Cousin and Friend. God Bless and Keep You Smith/Avery /Graham Family . Our Deepest Condolences, Love and Sympathy.

Posted by Cousin Selina Welborn - Newington, CT   January 03, 2018

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by Esther Chambers - Windsor, CT   January 02, 2018

My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

Posted by A friend   January 02, 2018

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.

Posted by LAMONT STANKWICH. - CLARK, NJ   January 02, 2018

May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.

Posted by American Heart Association    January 02, 2018

I am happy you are now at peace. Love you Ms. Marilyn. -Deedee

Posted by Deanna Miller - Hartford, CT   January 02, 2018

to the family of Marilyn sorry for your loss..I knew Marilyn when I lived in charter oak terrace..I babysat her 2 children she called muffy and junie...
my condolences and prayers.

Posted by yvonne mitchell-avery - white plains, MD   January 02, 2018


I am so glad you are at peace. Lord knows, you put up a huge fight to stay longer for your family. I love you so much and will miss you tremendously as I do my dad...your brother. Now, you both are together waiting for the day when we all will see each other again. Until then, REST IN PEACE.


Posted by Cheryl - CT   January 02, 2018