Marjorie Guarino-King

April 23rd, 2019

Marjorie Guarino-King (Atkinson), age 99, of Tewksbury, formerly a long-time resident of Wilmington, passed away peacefully at home on April 22, 2019.

Marjorie was born on September 15, 1919, in Cambridge, MA; she was the dear daughter of the late Samuel and Hilda (Thomas) Atkinson. Marjorie was raised in North Reading and was a graduate of Reading High School. Following graduation, she went on to earn her degree at Burdett Business School in Boston.

Marjorie worked as an office manager for over twenty years at Charles River Labs in Wilmington and for many years at Johnson’s Roses in Woburn.

Marjorie will be remembered for her love of animals especially horses. She was a 4H leader for many years and was very active with horse shows. Marjorie also loved gardening and cultivating beautiful flowers.

Marjorie was very active at the Wilmington Senior Center for many years and she also did a lot of volunteering in the Nurse’s office at Wilmington High School. Marjorie was very involved in the Shriner’s organization; as a “Hunz” she volunteered for countless fundraisers and charitable events. She was always doing something to help a great cause.
Marjorie was the beloved wife of John J. King of Tewksbury and the late Joseph Guarino, devoted mother of Sandra LaLiberte of Wilmington, Michael Dupras of Tewksbury, the late Donna Robbins and Daniel Dupras. Loving “Gramma” of the late Joseph LaLiberte, Deborah LaLiberte, David LaLiberte, Mark LaLiberte & wife Joanne, Renee Pineau & husband Joseph, Janine Hersom & husband Dickie, Michelle Dupras-St. Cyr & husband Leo, Steven Robbins, Billy Robbins & wife Candice, Ricky Robbins & wife Marti great-grandchildren Jessica, Jacqueleen and husband Kevin,Richard Jr., Stephanie, McKayla, Joey, Kevin, Matthew, Patrick, Mikey, Alyssa, Felicia, Jordyn, Lexcia, Katelyn and great-great grandchildren Jacob and Delilah. Marjorie was the sister of the late Norman and Irene and is survived by her sister-in-law Carol Atkinson of Marion, MA.

Family and friends will gather for Visiting Hours at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Thursday, April 25th from 2:00-3:45 p.m. followed by a Funeral Service in the Wilmington United Methodist Church, 87 Church St., Wilmington, at 4:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Marjorie’s memory may be made to the Shriner’s Hospitals for Children – Boston, Attn: Development Office, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114.


4 Entries in Guest Book for “Marjorie Guarino-King”

  1. MaryAnn and Christian Daoust says:

    We will always remember the many holidays we spent together and the wonderful memories we have of all the fun times and adventures we had with the Shriners and Masons. We have special memories of our trip to Florida and many day trips. We treasure all the clowning around we did. You will live on in our hearts forever and we will miss you dearly Auntie Marg.
    Love Always, MaryAnn and Christian

  2. Frank West says:

    John- sorry to hear of your loss. Karen and Frank offer our deepest sympathies.

  3. Sue Rowe says:

    Dear John and extended Guarino family,
    So saddened to hear of Marge’s passing. She will always be cherished
    as a dear friend. She came to us at WHS as a volunteer, and quickly
    became an invaluable member of our staff in
    the health office. Marge brought her knowledge of working in a busy
    office, her can do attitude, and her wonderful warm wit and caring
    to each staff member and student. She captured our respect and impressed us with her limitless energy.
    I will ever be grateful to Marge who showed us what determination
    and giving can do for one’s spirit. Rest in peace dear friend!

  4. Michael & Brenda Ingersoll says:

    She raised a great family! Sorry for your loss.

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