Marilyn F. (Kenney) Guilfoyle, age 77

of Plymouth

Marilyn F. (Kenney) Guilfoyle, age 77

Marilyn F. (Kenney) Guilfoyle, age 77, of Plymouth, formerly of Weymouth and Braintree, died peacefully, Friday, March 19, 2021, at Laurelwood at The Pinehills.

Marilyn was born in Boston, to the late Thomas E. and Rose A. (Giglio) Kenney. Raised and educated in Quincy, she was a graduate of Archbishop Williams High School, Class of 1961, and Mount Saint Mary of the Hills College in Hookset, N.H., Class of 1965.

Marilyn had lived in Plymouth for the past three years, previously in Weymouth for over ten years, and earlier in Braintree for over thirty-five years.

She was employed as a teacher for the Braintree Public Schools for over twenty years. She retired from Morrison Elementary School where she taught first grade.

Marilyn loved spending time with her friends, enjoying a glass of wine or a nice dinner. She was an avid shopper and loved a good outfit.

Marilyn was devoted to her family, especially her seven cherished grandchildren.

Beloved wife for forty-seven years of the late Edward J. Guilfoyle, Jr.

Devoted mother of Michael E. Guilfoyle and his wife Kathy of Plymouth, Thomas J. Guilfoyle and his wife Ellen of East Bridgewater, and Erin M. McLaughlin and her husband Eric of Marshfield.

Loving grandmother of Kristine, Brian, Kelly and Thomas Guilfoyle, Hannah and Brendan McLaughlin, and the late Michael E. Guilfoyle, Jr.

Great-grandmother of Mora and Maxon.

Marilyn is also survived by her many loving friends.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Saint John the Baptist Church, 44 School Street, Quincy, on Wednesday, March 24, at 10 a.m. Interment to follow at Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Services are operating in accordance with current guidelines.

For those who wish, donations in Marilyn’s memory may be made to Beacon Hospice Care, 32 Resnik Road, Suite 3, Plymouth, MA 02360.

The Guilfoyle and McLaughlin families would like to extend our gratitude to the loving and professional staff at Laurelwood at The Pinehills for the wonderful care of our mother and support of our families.


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  • I am so Sorry for Your Loss…I will Remember Her Big Smile.

  • will miss you! So many wonderful memories.Rest in peace.

  • My dearest Mal. How lucky was I to start my teaching career off right next door to you? Amazing teacher is an understatement. You knew your kids inside and out. You fought for anything they needed and had a way of being honest and forthcoming with parents, while at the same time showing you cared. I benefited from so much of your veteran advice for school and home life.

    Now, outside of Morrison…your ACTUAL kids… you loved beyond belief as well. Your heart burst with pride every single time you talked about your Eddie, kids and grandkids. The joy and love you felt for them was obvious to anyone you spoke to. We were always impressed at your full dinners you loved to make them each night as well.

    We just lost a big spark of honesty, friendship and dedication this week.

    I enjoyed a nice cold glass of Pino for you tonight. I’m sure you and Jo are onto your second bottle together up there. Love you and miss you.

  • I am sorry to hear about the loss of your Mother. She was a great teacher and wonderful woman. My Father ( Mr D) thought so highly of her. May your memories comfort you.

  • I will always remember Mal’s laugh, great smile and the many years we taught together at
    Morrison and the great times we had there and outside of school.
    You had touched my life and will remain forever in my heart. May you send blessings down
    upon your children, grand children and many friends. You will be missed, but will forever live
    on in all who you touched. Always Pattie

  • So sorry to hear the passing of Marilyn she was my Teacher back in the day she will be deeply missed thinking of her family during this difficult time.