Obituary: Marianna Surette, 85

Marianna Surette, 85, passed away on August 9, 2023, at her daughter’s home after a long illness. She was predeceased by her husband, William J. Surette, who died in June 2008.

Marianna was born in Hopkinton, Massachusetts to the late William Joseph Smith and Arlene Stuart (Brown) Smith. She graduated from Hopkinton High School in 1956 and was employed for many years as a bookkeeper while being a wife, mother and caregiver. She was very active in retirement spending her time playing cards, eating out, shopping, traveling and going to the theater with her friends and family.

Marianna was a longtime resident of Southborough. In 2012 she was elected to the Town of Southborough’s Housing Authority Board where she served for many years. She loved being involved in the decisions concerning her home and community.

Marianna leaves behind her son, William J. Surette, Jr. of Millis, her daughter Arlene F. Surette and son-in-law Richard C. Roberts of Milford, her grandson Richard S. Roberts and his wife Kelsey L. Gilbert of Weatogue, CT and her granddaughter, Jenna S. Roberts of Uxbridge. Marianna was predeceased by her brothers, William J. Smith and Steven W. Smith.

In a private ceremony, Marianna was and buried with her husband, Bill, on what would have been their 62nd Wedding Anniversary -together again and “Always”.

(Photo and Obituary via Metrowest Daily News)

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