Love and memories last forever...
  • 91 years old
  • Born on March 15, 1922 .
  • Passed away on January 24, 2014 .

MARILYN FILLMORE, 91, of Linwood passed away Friday in Shore Medical Center.

A lifelong Atlantic City and Linwood resident, Mrs. Fillmore was employed by the Atlantic City High School for 50 years and Childs Restaurant for many years before retiring at the age of 72.

During World War II she worked at the naval shipyard in Camden and was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.  She was a member of the Showmakers Theater Guild for many years taking tickets and photographs and even acting in one of the productions.  She made friends with everyone she met and always remembered their favorite thing whether it was a rabbit, a favorite place or most especially their favorite candy.  She was a big fan of the Miss America Pageant and rarely missed their annual parade.  She enjoyed playing slots and going on day trips to the casinos.  She was a member of the local AARP group.  She and her best friend Myrtle Jarvis went on many senior citizen trips together including a memorable trip to Alaska.  She enjoyed traveling with her sisters and nieces on cruises in the Caribbean and spending time with them in Florida.

She attended local catholic churches and always attended the Wedding of the Sea.

She was predeceased by her Husband Walter, brothers Aloysius J. Shaud, Calvin J. Shaud and Pierce V. Shaud and sisters Leona Eastwood Robinson, Hannah Barton, Eve Weems and Gertrude Kenna.  She is survived by her son Walter R. Fillmore (Penny), daughter Bernadette L. Stevens (Mark), granddaughters Kristel L. Fillmore and Ashley L. Fillmore, sisters Anne Damico and Alice Greeley, numerous loving nieces and nephews and many, many friends whom she made and kept throughout her life.

Visitation 10:30 am Sat., Feb. 8, 2014 at Our Lady of Sorrows RC Church, 724 Maple Ave, Linwood, with Mass beginning at 11am. Private Interment.

Marilyn requested contributions be made to the charity of your choice.

Posted by William Minter on 6th February 2014
Walt and Bernadette and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. Ah, but the childhood memories will always be with me. What a great lady she was. I'm sorry. Love, Bill Minter and family
Posted by Barbara Manos on 3rd February 2014
To Marilyn's family, We were so saddened about Marilyn. We are away for the winter and just learned. My husband Ted and I taught at ACHS for 40 years, where we came to know Marilyn. That was back in the day before fast food when our cafeteria staff made and served gourmet meals. Marilyn was wonderful. I had more fun with her. When someone shipped a 50 gallon drum of olive oil with a tap to us from Greece, Marilyn saved and sterilized all the empty mayonnaise jars for me from the cafeteria so that I could bottle and give. She also helped me plan menus for private parties with recipes and actual help in preparing them. She lived a long life. We hope all of it was good--as she deserved it to be. Please accept our sympathy. We are truly sorry for your loss. Sincerely, Barbara and Ted Manos (from the old ACHS)
Posted by Kathleen Johnson on 31st January 2014
Uncle Walt, Aunt Penny, Bernadatte, Kristel and Ashley, I am so sorry for your loss. Mrs. Fillmore was a wonderful woman and I have many memories of growing up that include her. She was a wonderful friend to Nanny and will be greatly missed by all that knew her. Kathleen
Posted by Mark Minter on 30th January 2014
Bernadette, Walt and Family, I am very sorry at the passing of your Mom. I have lots of memories of the trips to the Beach, Dairy Queen and I do not think of Lucy the Elephant without thinking of your Mom taking us there. I am so Thankful for my last visit and the time I spent with your Mom and the opportunity to introduce Faye to this Great Lady. Angels are on this Earth before they go to Heaven. Heaven has received another Angel!
Posted by Dessie Fiorillo on 30th January 2014
"Mrs. Fillmore was such a great lady. I remember when I was growing up that she used to take us to the beach every day in the summer when we came down to stay with Nan. I'll never forget working with her at Child's, she was always in the house with Mom when I came down and always was so nice and caring. Patcong Avenue will definitely be a sadder place without her. Was always an Angel here on earth. Thank you Lord for letting me know her, and Bless her family and give them all good memories.
Posted by Edith Power on 30th January 2014
I have wonderful lifelong memories spent with Mrs. Fillmore and her family. Memories I will treasure forever. She loved life and could not do enough for people. She will be missed by everyone she touched. May God bless her and her family now and always.
Posted by Barbara Eastwood on 30th January 2014
Aunt Mar was a wonderful gift given to me when I married her nephew Eddie. He loved her dearly, and so did I. A wonderful woman who loved all of us --- and her Atlantic City. I'll miss her.
Posted by Dave DaGrosa on 30th January 2014
We extend our thoughts of sympathy and friendship for your loss. Warmly, Bob, Dave, and Chris DaGrosa
Posted by MaryJane Haley Snyder on 29th January 2014
I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time. She is forever with the angels.
Posted by Leonetti Jean on 29th January 2014
Thoughts and prayers for the Family. Mrs. Fillmore was a saint always helping others. The Broome family has many fond memories over the years of her and the family. God Bless
Posted by Kathleen Carlin-russell on 29th January 2014
Marilyn was a true angel on earth....and that is no exaggeration. She touched our family (Carlin) in so many ways and was one of the kindest, most generous and full-of-life people I have ever known. She will be missed but never forgotten.

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