Marion E. (Guida) Brown

October 7th, 2015

Marion E. (Guida) Brown, age 87, of Andover, formerly of Braintree and North Andover, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on October 6, 2015 at the Woburn Nursing Center.

Marion was born on November 26, 1927 in Boston, MA; she was the cherished daughter of the late Anthony and Alice (Peters) Guida.  Marion was raised in Boston as part of a large family of 12 children.  She graduated from the Jeremiah E. Burke High School in Boston.

Marion moved to Braintree where she raised her three children; Linda, Lauri and Karl.  She was a homemaker when her children were in school and took excellent care of her family.  Marion had a love of children, especially babies, and they were drawn to her.

When her children were grown, Marion went to work for the IRS as an office clerk.  Marion was a dedicated worker and her position at the IRS was very important to her.

Marion loved music and dancing.  She was an avid reader and would read just about anything that sparked her interest.  Marion also enjoyed animals, especially her cats.

Marion was well known for her sense of humor; she had a constant smile and even up to her last days, Marion found a reason to laugh.  She was a warm and caring woman who enjoyed her family and friends.  Marion was also known for her generosity, often donating to various charities in need.

Marion was the devoted mother of Linda Joyce & her husband Michael of Granby, CT, Lauri Adlman & her husband Joe of Andover and Karl Brown & his wife Ruth of Burlington, loving “Nana” of Caitlin Schantz, Matthew Joyce, Kim Cohen, Heidi Browne, Becca Alessi and Courtney Brown, “Great-Nana” of Ethan, Andrew, Elise, Lauren, Evelyn, Madison and David. Marion was predeceased by 11 siblings and is survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to visit the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Monday, October 12th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., immediately followed by a Funeral Service at 7:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations in Marion’s name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA  02472 or online at


2 Entries in Guest Book for “Marion E. (Guida) Brown”

  1. Joyce Loubris says:

    Lauri, I’m so sorry for your loss. I hope all your good memories of her comfort all of you til you’re all together again.

  2. Barbara & Billy Sylva says:

    Linda, Lori and Karl,
    I am sorry for your loss,
    Barbara and I were very fond of Aunt Marion and loved her dearly. I remember Aunt Marion as a devoted mother to her children and Grandmother to her Grandchildren. Barbara and I had many hours on the phone with her talking about how proud she was of her children and how they cared for her in many ways. She always spoke of her grandchildren telling us of their accomplishments. She was always positive about life and family. We visited her many times when we traveled to Massachusetts to visit family. She would tell us stories of her cat and how much a friend it was.
    We loved her Whoppie Pies and apple pie which she made for us. I have many fond memories of the family gatherings in Braintree, where she opened her heart to all her family. I remember Christmas where she gave the best gifts and I would open her gift first. She loved my mother her sister Dorothy they were the best of friends throughout the years. She was also best friends with her sister Lilly Gately, They all went out to dances together and loved music. Now she is with her mother, sisters and brothers they are all together.
    We will pray for her and think of her often.

    Billy Sylva

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