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“Auntie: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 time...it was...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Cheryl - CT

“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,...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Dale & Aaron Manns - Bloomfield, CT

“She had a smile that warmed your heart. I pray that her family is comforted during this time of bereavement ”
3 of 15 | Posted by: Brenda Chester - Bloomfield, CT

“My sincere condolences to Marilyn's family and friends. She will be greatly missed. ”
4 of 15 | Posted by: Paulina - NY

“We are so sorry for the loss of Aunt Marilyn. Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs during this time of our bereavement. ”
5 of 15 | Posted by: Warren & Sonya Welborn - Zachary, LA

“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...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: A friend

“My prayers are with you and your family and may the God of comfort provide comfort for the family during these critical times. ”
7 of 15 | Posted by: A friend

“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...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Cousin Selina Welborn - Newington, CT

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
9 of 15 | Posted by: Esther Chambers - Windsor, CT

“My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort. ”
10 of 15 | Posted by: A friend

“May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. ”
11 of 15 | Posted by: LAMONT STANKWICH. - CLARK, NJ

“May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always. ”
12 of 15 | Posted by: American Heart Association

“I am happy you are now at peace. Love you Ms. Marilyn. -Deedee ”
13 of 15 | Posted by: Deanna Miller - Hartford, CT

“to the family of Marilyn Avery..so sorry for your loss..I knew Marilyn when I lived in charter oak terrace..I babysat her 2 children she called muffy...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: yvonne mitchell-avery - MD

“Auntie: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...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: Cheryl - CT


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 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, cousin Warren Bolden/Janice-Spouse, Alfie and Cynthia Maitland, Susan Brissett, Elouise Seabrook, Celeste Daniels, Sonja Nelson-Brown, 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 - 12:00 PM on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Carmon Windsor Funeral Home, 807 Windsor Avenue, Windsor, followed by funeral 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.