Marilyn's Story

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Marilyn J. Carr, 72, passed away Friday, May 5, 2017, in her home following a very short battle with cancer.
She was born in Ashtabula on Jan. 5, 1945, the daughter of Stephen and Dolores (Bourdeau) Kovacs.
Marilyn was a lifelong resident of Ashtabula. She was a lifetime member of Mt. Carmel Church and a graduate of St. John High School, Class of 1962.
Marilyn worked the past 36 years as the church secretary for Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church and Our Lady of Peace Parish. She loved her job and the members of the church. She was active on many committees and volunteered for most of the church functions; but every summer she loved her time working at the Mt. Carmel Festival as well as being on the committee. She was also a member of the "Swede-Town Girls".
Marilyn enjoyed going to casinos and playing the slot machines, she refereed to this as "cha-chinging"; but for Marilyn the most important times in life were those spent with her family that she absolutely adored: her daughters, her siblings and most importantly, her four wonderful grandchildren.
She is survived by her loving family: her daughters: Jaime Carr and Lisa Lowery; her grandchildren: Nathan Lowery, Marcus Lowery, Eva Oster, and Stella Lowery; her siblings: Ray (Lita) Kovacs, Ken Kovacs, Norman Kovacs, Virginia "Sissy" (Mickey) Rood, Michael (Patty) Kovacs, and Mark (Brenda) Kovacs; her former son-in-law Marc Lowery, her sister-in-law Colleen Kovacs; and her God Daughters: Kristen Mecca and Jennifer Kovacs; as well as numerous other nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her brother, John Kovacs.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Peace Parish, Mt. Carmel Church, 1200 E. 21st St. Ashtabula.
Calling hours will also be held inside Mt. Carmel Church on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions can be made to the family, envelopes will be available at the church.
The CZUP FUNERAL HOME, 1329 Lake Ave., Ashtabula, is handling the arrangements for the family.
Marilyn wanted a special mention to be made in her obituary to thank her caregivers at the end of her life: her daughters Jaime and Lisa, her sister Virginia (and Mickey) Rood, and she also wanted to thank Hospice of the Western Reserve as well as Herman and Donna Madden for all their kindness and support.
Published on May 6, 2017
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