Marilyn (Joyce) Lamson

June 16th, 2017

Marilyn (Joyce) Lamson, 62, of Wilmington, passed away on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at Mass General Hospital, after fighting cancer off and on for several years.

Originally from Everett, MA, Marilyn was the daughter of Joseph H. and Marilyn (Munroe) Joyce. She graduated from Everett High School, Class of 1973, and attended North Shore Community College. She worked at a variety of companies in the Cambridge area until stopping to become a full-time mom to three wonderful daughters. She eventually returned to the workplace, most recently as the Executive Administrative Assistant for Adheris Health in Burlington.

She had a wide range of friends whom she loved dearly, and enjoyed skiing, travel, and book club with those friends and her husband and family. She and her family have traveled to Canada, Germany, Italy, France and last fall to Ireland, a bucket list trip for her.

Marilyn was a member of the Wilmington School Committee for a time, and had been involved with Friends of the Library.

She is survived by her parents, Joe and Marilyn, her husband, John A. Lamson, with whom she recently celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary with a trip to New York City, and her three daughters, Elizabeth and her husband Jeff Anderson and grandson Julian of Rowley, Caroline and her husband Ricky Sims of Peabody, and Lauren Lamson of Wilmington. She was also the sister to three brothers Paul, Kevin, and Joseph, all of Colorado.

Visiting hours will be held at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave (Rte 62), Wilmington, on Monday, June 19 from 4 – 8 pm. A service of remembrance and blessing will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday morning at 11:30 am.

Memorial donations may be made to The Friends of the Mass General Cancer Center or to Friends of the Wilmington Memorial Library.


14 Entries in Guest Book for “Marilyn (Joyce) Lamson”

  1. Sharon Flanagan says:

    Marilyn has been such an inspiration. Words can’t express how much she will be missed.

  2. Pam MacDonald says:

    Marilyn was an incredible, strong woman. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very difficult time. Memories of her will live forever in the hearts of those who loved and knew her.

  3. Bobbi Burke says:

    I have so many sweet memories of Marilyn. I used to visit my mom, a neighbor of Marilyn’s with my children and they would play with the 3 girls. Our girls were all around the same age! Marilyn was such a special friend to my mom Shirley DelRossi. RIP????

  4. Carmen Villalobos says:

    I had the pleasure to be part of some portion of her life when I lived in Wilmington and share with her daughter Lauren which I love dearly.. Marilyn was a fighter and one full of live.. I am so happy to share part of my live and my girls Jessi and Nicky with her and her family.. RIP now!! you are now in a better place…God Bless!!!

  5. Shirley DelRossi says:

    I was lucky to have had Marilyn as my neighbor. She was a very strong woman, being with her meant laughter & a positive attitude. She didn’t want sympathy. Loved talking about her family, especially her precious grandson. Love & prayers to her beautiful family.

  6. Eric and lisa viliott says:

    Marilyn was an amazing person! Full of life and always so happy! She was easy and comfortable to be around truly a beautiful person inside and out! She will be sincerely missed!!

  7. JoAnne Carlson says:

    Marilyn and I worked together and enjoyed times out of work together for several years. We knew right away we were kindred souls. I truly believe we were sisters separated at birth. She had such a zest for life and really loved the outdoors. She adored her book club gang, and was an avid reader. She was the smartest person I ever knew and was such a great resource to me for so many things. She had a great sense of humor–we all loved her boisterous laugh! She had that “rub-some-dirt-on-it” attitude and even through all of her battles with cancer, she never let it defeat her! She fought hard, and loved life to the very fullest. I will miss her so much. Much love to all of the Lamson family. Rest peacefully until we meet again my friend. ?

  8. Tina Brown says:

    I will miss Marilyn so much. As I would always tell her, “She was the strongest person that I new and also the “best dressed” person at Adheris. I will miss seeing her around the office. Rest in Peace Marilyn.

  9. Patricia Stewart says:

    I will miss seeing Marilyn’s smiling face, her always optimistic attitude, her joy of life and wonderful stories. She was always there to listen and no matter what was going on in her life she was supportive and provided guidance to others. Rest in peace Miss M. you will be missed

  10. Candy & Dave Picanso says:

    Our heartfelt sympathy for the tragic loss for John and family. Marilyn will be remembered as a strong vibrant woman whose passing will be felt by many. We recently spoke with her nephew, Brian Joyce from Colorado, who asked that we also convey his sympathies to the family. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  11. Gia Liberati says:

    She leaves such a wonderful legacy of love and light and strength of spirit. I was so lucky to call her a friend. Condolences to you John, Caroline, Elizabeth, Lauren and to your extended family.

  12. nancy elwell walles says:

    I did not know Marilyn but I am her moms first cousin, Marilyn and joe
    Joyce are such nice people, they always came to my family’s wakes I am so sorry they had to go thru loosing a daughter of such a young age

  13. Karen Rogalski says:

    I work at Wakefield Center where her mom resides and I would see Marilyn from time to time and always enjoyed our conversations. Her Dad Joe comes daily to visit and we always have a quick chat. I heard she relapsed again and have been asking how she is doing. I was so saddened to hear about her passing. She will be greatly missed.

  14. Patty and Mike Worthington says:

    John, It has been a while since NetScout but I heard about your loss and wanted to let you know our thought’s and prayers are with you and your family.

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