On October 8, 2013, Marvelyn Galvin McEnerney fell asleep in the Lord at Bayside Manor in Keansburg, New Jersey. Marvelyn was born on August 24, 1919 in Naugatuck, Connecticut the daughter of the late Michael and Catherine (Mulvihill) Galvin. The youngest of their ten children, she was schooled by the Sisters of Mercy at Saint Francis School in Naugatuck, The Academy of Our Lady of Mercy, Lauralton Hall, in Milford, and Saint Joseph College in West Hartford.
She was employed by B.F. Goodrich, the former Edward Malley Company, and the former Connecticut National Bank before retiring from 3M Business Products. During her retirement, she was employed by Michaels Jewelers in Southbury.
Married to Paul Fredrick McEnerney on February 13, 1943, Marvelyn lived in Derby where she raised her two daughters. During her lifetime she was active in the Catholic Daughters of America, the Derby chapter of the Sisters of Mercy, Madison Guild, representative to the regional Hospice and a past, president of the Lauralton Hall Alumni Association. She was a devoted Catholic, an avid reader and gardener and will be remembered by her family for her culinary skills especially her berry pies.
She is survived by daughters, Suzanne Aleandro and her husband, Fr. Vladimir of Oxford, Connecticut and Marvelyn Frangos and her husband, Nickolas of Red Bank, New Jersey; five grandchildren, Timothy Moyer of Eatontown, New Jersey, Marvelyn Tiziani of Lincroft , New Jersey, Sarah Cole of Oxford, Connecticut, Elaenee’ Nowell of Tinton Falls, New Jersey and Nicholas Aleandro of Portland, Maine; seven great grandchildren, Gabrielle and Marvelyn of Lincroft, New Jersey and Brianna, Timothy, Sofia, Hannah and Cecilia of Oxford, Connecticut; and two nieces, Gloria Sponheimer and Nancy Supranovich of Connecticut.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Paul; her five brothers, Michael, Simon, Jack, Francis and Willliam and her four sisters, Maire Austin, Helen Walker, Isabelle Cuomo, Catherine Galvin as well as several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 AM. Burial will follow in St. James Cemetery, Naugatuck.
Calling hours will be held on Saturday October 12 from 10 –11 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 910 Main St. South, Southbury Ct.
Donations in her memory may be made to Sacred Heart Church, Southbury or Christ The Savior Orthodox Church, 1070 Roxbury Rd., Southbury, CT 06488.