Marilyn A. (Critcher) Derbes, age 85

of Quincy

Marilyn A. (Critcher) Derbes, age 85

Marilyn A. (Critcher) Derbes, age 85, of Quincy, died peacefully, after a long illness, Saturday, October 12, 2019, in the comfort of her home, surrounded by her loving family.

Marilyn was born in Boston to the late Harry and Harriet (Wixon) Critcher. Raised in Quincy, she was a graduate of Quincy High School, Class of 1952 and was a lifelong Quincy resident.

She was employed as a hairdresser and was the owner and operator of the Mane Connection Salon in Quincy for ten years.

As a young woman, Marilyn had worked as an assembler at the former Raytheon Corporation in Quincy and had also served as a lunch matron at the former Adams Elementary School in Quincy.

Marilyn was a talented seamstress, cook, an avid gardener and she also enjoyed drawing.

Most of all, she was dedicated to her family and especially to her much-loved grandchildren and great grandchildren, actively supporting all their many activities and accomplishments.

Beloved wife for sixty-three years of her high school sweetheart, Robert H. Derbes.

Devoted mother of Cindylou Ohlson and her husband Stephen, Sr. of Quincy, Elizabeth “Lizzy” Latini and her husband James of Uxbridge, Michelle Routhier and her husband Robert, Sr. of Quincy, Nadia “Fuzz” Ohlson and her husband Patrick of Quincy, Michael H. Derbes and his wife Kristen of Valrico, Florida and the late Robert H. “Siney” Derbes, Jr.

Loving grandmother of Stephen Ohlson, Jr., Zachary Ohlson and his wife Megan, Robert Derbes III, Nicholas and Jack Derbes, Nicole Torres and her husband Romero, Jessica Latini, Tiffany Narbonne and her husband Leon, Robbie, Taylor and Rorie Routhier, Jeffrey Ohlson and Michael “Mikey” Derbes, Jr.

Cherished great grandmother of Lucy and Jax.

At the request of the family, funeral arrangements were private.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Marilyn’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452.


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  • Michelle & family:

    I am so sorry for your loss, you are all in my thoughts & prayers at this time.

  • I’m so sorry for your loss.

  • Bob and Cindy,

    My sincere condolences to both you and your family. I am so sorry to hear of your loss, I know what family meant to all of you.