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Marilyn Higgins McQuillen

Marilyn Higgins McQuillen

1929 - 2016

Marilyn Higgins McQuillen, 86, 14130 Rosemary Lane, Largo, Florida, formerly of Watertown died April 22, 2016 under the care of her family and Hospice at the Suncoast Hospice Care Center in Pinellas Park, FL. 
Mrs. McQuillen was born August 19, 1929 in Watertown the daughter of Perl E.  and Wava Catherine Wheeler Consaul. She attended Sherman, Academy and Case Junior High School and graduated from Watertown High School in 1947.
During her years in Watertown prior to 1977, she was active in the House of Good Samaritan Auxiliary, served on the Board of Directors of the Cerebral Palsy Association and was an active volunteer for the American Red Cross.
After graduation from High School, Mrs. McQuillen was employed by the Brockway Company at Radio Station WWNY, she later worked at the School Board of Watertown, the Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) and the Jefferson County clerk’s office.  After moving to Florida, she was an executive secretary at Pioneer Federal Savings and Loan and later worked in the legal division of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in Tampa and Atlanta, Ga., retiring from the FDIC in 1994.
She was married to James W. Higgins by Reverend Fredrick Shue on April 30, 1949 at Holy Family Church Rectory, Watertown, NY.  That marriage ended in divorce in 1970.  Mr. Higgins passed away in 1992. She was married to Richard T. McQuillen by Reverend Robert Schneider on April 4, 1998 at Holy Family Church, St. Petersburg, FL after the couple reunited at their fiftieth high school reunion. Mr. McQuillen passed away in 2009.
Surviving are a daughter and her husband Deborah and Dennis Pearson, Cicero, NY, a son and his wife David and Karen Higgins, St. Petersburg, FL and six grandchildren, Daniel, Meghan and Jennifer Pearson and Frank, Andrea, Justin Higgins and his wife Tiffany. She is also survived by one great granddaughter, Aubrey Lynn Higgins. A brother William W. Consaul, died in 1994.
Calling hours are Tuesday, May 3, 2016, from 4 to 7 pm at the D.L. Calarco Funeral Home, Inc. A prayer service will be held Wednesday, May 4, 2016, at 9:15 am at the funeral home with a 10 am funeral mass at St. Patrick’s Church with Reverend Robert H. Aucoin officiating.  Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. 
Contributions may be made to the Suncoast Hospice, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd.,Clearwater, FL. 33760. Condolences may be made to www.dlcalarco.com

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I miss you each day that passes, but it gets a little easier, little by little the pain is starting to subside, I will always miss you and I will alwaus remember the good times we had and the not so good but good in the end times. Lol I had add both. But its not so bad to remeber all times because we learn each and everyday that we are alive. We will awlways have our memories inside our heads somewhere even if we cant remember some things, but I dont think I can ever forget you grandma ..., Your the best please rest in peace always .... AMEN ....

By Andrea Higgins on 10 19, 2016


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I am so sorry to hear about Mrs. McQuillen.  My thoughts and prayers go out to each of her family members.  I did not know Mrs. McQuillen personally but know of her through my genealogy research.  I am not sure if other researchers find this, but every time I research someone whether distant or close family member, there seems to be a personal connection of some sort, as is the case with Mrs. McQuillen.  May she rest in peace and may each of her family members find peace in knowing she is in heaven.  God bless.

By Traci A. (Boardman) Wihlen on 04 30, 2016


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My husband, Lionel, and I were neighbors of Marilyn and Richard at Lakeview of Largo for many years.  Marilyn had a smile that lit up the room. 

It was fun working with her on condominium affairs.  She was strong willed and determined that things be done correctly.

I am so sorry for your loss.

Respectfully,
Lynda Hamlett

By Lynda Hamlett on 04 30, 2016


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Grandma you will be very missed. We all were lucky to have you in our lives. You touched many hearts with everyone you met. Make sure you watch over all of us. Aubrey and Sophia are very lucky to have a great grandma like you in their lives even if Sophia is not here yet. Rest in Paradise grandma. We love you so much ♡♡♡

By Tiffany Higgins on 04 30, 2016


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May Marilyn’s family and friends be comforted by God’s promise to “swallow up death forever, and wipe every tear from all faces”. (Isaiah 25:8) Remembering too the promise of the Resurrection hope for both the Unrighteous and Righteous. (Acts 25:15)

By Helen West on 04 30, 2016


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