Marilyn J. (Noel) Hoffman

  • Born: December 22, 1936
  • Died: February 21, 2020
  • Location: Melrose, Massachusetts

Gately Funeral Home

79 West Foster Street
Melrose, MA 02176

Tel. (781) 665-1949

Tribute & Message From The Family


Message From The Family

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Marilyn J. (Noel) Hoffman, of Melrose, formerly of Malden, passed away at her home surrounded by her loved ones on February 21, 2020. Marilyn was born in Chelsea on December 22, 1936, to the late David & Evelyn (McKinnon) Noel. She was raised in Chelsea and graduated from Chelsea High School. Marilyn was a homemaker, lived in Malden for over 45 years before moving to Melrose in 2002. She loved to play cards, Yahtzee, and Scrabble, do puzzles, and enjoyed scratch tickets, playing the lottery and looked forward to her weekly Sunday dinners with her family. She always hoped to win Publishers Clearing House every year, enjoyed her trips to local casinos, and never missed a Red Sox game. Marilyn was the beloved wife of the late Carl E. Hoffman. Loving mother of Cheryl A. Hoffman & her husband Fred of Malden, Patricia A. Kerner & her husband Elliot of Medford and Carl E. Hoffman & his fiancée Rosie of Melrose. Cherished grandmother of Katie Arruda, Melissa Kerner, Jamie Kerner, Amanda Kerner, Paula Armentor, Brenna Hoffman as well as Brian & Steven. Proud great-grandmother of Noah Anthony. Sister of the late George, David & Jackie. Also survived by several nieces, nephews, friends and her beloved dogs that passed Skippy & Cocoa. Visitation will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St. Melrose on Wednesday, February 26th, from 4:00-8:00 PM. Followed by a funeral service at Gately Funeral Home on Thursday, February 27th at 10:00 AM. Interment at Forest Dale Cemetery in Malden. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Marilyn's name to All Care VNA Hospice,210 Market St. Lynn, MA 01901.