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Doris Marcinkus

Doris A. Marcinkus (Batt)

Saturday, March 3rd, 1928 - Monday, February 4th, 2019
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Doris A. Marcinkus of Burlington, formerly of Holbrook and Brookline passed away Monday February 4 in her home surrounded by her family, a few weeks shy of her 91st birthday. Beloved wife of the late Vito Marcinkus, she is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Lynne and Charles Chamallas, and granddaughters Cassandra and Christina Chamallas. Born in Brighton, MA on March 3, 1928 to the late George and Edith (Meades) Batt of England. Eldest sister of Joan Poreca, and the late Edith Terranova, loving aunt to many nieces and nephews, their spouses, and children. She was passionate about her English heritage and keeping in touch with family “across the pond” through visits, letters, and later in life quickly embracing technology, via email and FaceTime on her computer and iPad. A professional waitress, Doris delighted in in pleasing her fine dining customers by preparing dishes table-side and in meeting the occasional celebrity. After retirement she continued to ensure that everyone had a good meal as a meals-on-wheels volunteer. Not growing up with much, she had a deep generosity of spirit which is fondly remembered by all who knew her. A passionate and award-winning painter, lover of sweets, adventurer, and optimist, Doris was always one to say “yes” to life. Unerringly gregarious with a great sense of humor and a sharp wit Doris would leave you with a smile even after strokes limited her ease of communication.Visitation will be Thursday February 7th, from 4-8pm at DeVito Funeral Home, 1145 Mass Ave. Arlington. Funeral from the DeVito Funeral Home on Friday February 8th at 9am with A Mass of Christian Burial at 10am at St. Malachy Parish, 99 Bedford Street Burlington, MA. Followed by interment at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne at 1:30pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Visiting Nurse & Community Care Hospice (www.thevisitingnurses.com) or The American Diabetes Association (www.diabetes.org).
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, February 7th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thursday, February 7th, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    DeVito Funeral Home - Arlington
    1145 Massachusetts Ave.
    ARLINGTON, MA 02476
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  • Service

    Friday, February 8th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Friday, February 8th, 2019 10:00am
    St. Malachy Church
    99 Bedford Street
    Burlington, MA 01803
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  • Interment

    Friday, February 8th, 2019 | 1:30pm
    Friday, February 8th, 2019 1:30pm
    Mass National Cemetery
    Connery Ave
    Bourne, MA
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Karen Sheridan

Posted at 12:45pm
With loving memory of my Auntie and Godmother. I will NEVER forget you and your smiling face, and I know that you’re still surrounded by many, many loving souls. ❤️ Karen

Patricia Patti

Posted at 10:06am

Patricia Patti

Posted at 10:06am
Chamallas Family, so sorry for your loss. -The Patti Family


Posted at 07:21am
Please accept my sincere condolences on your loss of Ms. Doris. May the peace of God that surpasses all understanding guard your hearts and your mental powers by means of Christ Jesus.” (Phil. 4:7) May the hope of a resurrection right here on a restored earth bring you comfort. (John 5:28, 29) Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice 29 and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life) Psalm 37:11, 29) But the meek will possess the earth, And they will find exquisite delight in the abundance of peace. The righteous will possess the earth, And they will live forever on it. My deepest sympathy

Love, Jami Lai and Hector Villagran

Posted at 01:58pm
Our warmest condolences to the Marcinkus and Chamallas families. May Nanny Doris always remain in our hearts.
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The Batt girls!
Doris’s 89th Birthday with Cassandra and Christina.
Happy 80th Birthday!
Summer on Cape Cod, South Yarmouth 2018.