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.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Mal, Heaven has gained another Angel..she was always laughing n smiling her strength was amazing. I have a lot of wonderful memories in my heart .I truly love her whole family and my heart is with them during this difficult time.

Posted by Tricia Garofano - Family   February 27, 2020

Mal my heart breaks. I'll forever miss our time together, laughing, playing cards and the best pot roast ever. You were my second mom, there for me always with a kind work or advice. Terri, Lindsey and I pray that your are at peace and that you're always in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Kevin Sullivan - Hiram, GA - Family Friend   February 25, 2020

Mal will live in our hearts forever. She touched so many lives with her kindness. May the memories of her love live on and bring you peace. Sending love, strength and healing, Auntie Gail

Posted by Auntie Gail Bertucci - Somerville, MA - Family   February 25, 2020

Cheryl, Patty & Carl our hearts go out to you guys. After 36 years as our tenants you are like our second family. Your mom was one of the most wonderful people we have had the pleasure to know. She loved playing cribbage with John and sitting on the front porch summer nights with Connie till all hours of the night just talking. We will miss her terribly. Love You Guys Pat & John

Posted by Pat and John Garofano - Malden, MA - Family Friend   February 22, 2020

The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable. Please feel free to call on us at anytime as we are always available to you.

Posted by John Gately - Melrose, MA   February 21, 2020

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