Marilyn Sevigny, 89, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Monday, July 12, 2021 at the Southington Care Center.
She was born on December 16, 1931 in New Britain, CT to the late Joseph and Katherine (Lucas) Baylock.
After graduating from New Britain High School, Marilyn was a member of the American Hardware Company Secretaries Club in New Britain. She served as President of the combined New Britain “Hardware City” Secretaries Club.
She married Richard Sevigny(deceased), in New Britain in 1954 where they started their family of four children. Marilyn became very involved within the community, especially in support of the activities of her children. She served as President of the Thomas Jefferson Mothers Club. She also served as a Cub Scout Den Mother and as a Girl Scout Brownie Leader and was Chairwoman of the local Girl Scout Association.
The family moved to Plainville in 1965, where Marilyn worked in various volunteer roles at the Toffolon Elementary School. She served as President of the Little League Auxiliary Club. In addition to all of her community involvement, Marilyn began working part time for the Petit’s Dairy Farms Store on North Washington Street and within a few years began working there in many different roles in a career that spanned decades. After retiring she worked for many years in a part time job with Ferguson Electric.
Marilyn was very active in the Plainville community. She served on the Plainville Library Board of Directors. She was a member of the Plainville Cable Television Board of Directors. Marilyn served terms as Vice Chairwoman of the Plainville Town Committee and was also an active member of the Plainville Exchange Club. For many years, she loved to spend hours socializing via CB radio with all her friends and acquaintances from the Bell City Radio Club.
Marilyn also had an artistic side that she expressed in her love for poetry and crafting. She was prolific in the endless types of items that she would hand make, as well as in the volume of those items. While sell her crafts at various local craft shows, she also gave many of her craft items to friends and family who will always cherish those gifts from her. She wrote and shared many poems, most of which focused on family and events. Her forte though was her ability to crochet and she made many hundreds(and hundreds!) of multi-colored and beautifully patterned afghans. Marilyn gave many afghans to everyone in the family, but she also donated so many to the Veterans and Children’s hospital.
Marilyn loved the towns of New Britain and Plainville, and she especially loved all the people she grew up with and came to know during her life. She would make a friendship with everyone she met and loved to learn from them what was truly important in their lives. Marilyn’s memory for people, places, and events was amazing and she never forgot a face or a name.
Marilyn was known and loved by countless people in the New Britain and Plainville area. As her children aged and moved out on their own, they were constantly amazed and amused at how they could go almost anywhere, even as far as Hawaii, and they could meet someone who lived in New Britain or Plainville and knew Marilyn.
Most of all, Marilyn loved her family. She always knew what was going one with everyone, from her own children and all their families, and with her sister and brother and all their family.
Marilyn is survived by her son Richard Sevigny and his wife Dory of Andover, CT, her daughter Laura Blankenburg and her husband Michael of Plainville, CT, her daughter Debra Maselek of East Hartford, CT, and her son Michael Sevigny and his wife Marion of Port Ludlow, WA, along with her much loved five grandchildren, her five great grandchildren, and her former son-in-law Joe Maselek. In addition, Marilyn is survived by her sister Kathy Beaudoin, her brother Andy Baylock, and was predeceased by her bother Joey.
In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations can be made in Marilyn's honor to The Plainville Community Food Pantry, Inc., P.O. Box 233, 54 South Canal Street Plainville, CT 06062.
The family will receive visitors on Friday, July 16, from 4:00-7:00 PM at Bailey Funeral Home, 48 Broad St., Plainville. A celebration of life will be held at 6:00 PM.
A private burial service will be held on Saturday at West Cemetery in Plainville.
The Bailey Funeral Home of Plainville has been entrusted with the arrangements. To leave a message of remembrance, please visit www.bailey-funeralhome.com.
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Plainville Community Food Pantry
54 South Canal Street, Plainville CT 06062