Marilyn T. (Bolea) Sandonato, age 72

of Scituate

Marilyn T. (Bolea) Sandonato, age 72

Marilyn T. (Bolea) Sandonato, age 72, of Scituate, formerly of Quincy, died unexpectedly, Saturday, August 13, 2022, at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth.

Marilyn was born in Boston, at New England Hospital for Women & Children, to the late Peter and Mary (Navarroli) Bolea. Raised in Quincy, she was a graduate of North Quincy High School, Class of 1968, and the former Boston State College in 1972. She lived in Scituate for forty-five years, previously in Quincy.

She was employed as an educator, and was a Spanish teacher at the former St. Clare’s High School in Roslindale for sixteen years.

Marilyn enjoyed cooking, and was an excellent cook. She was an avid Boston Celtics fan. She loved the Beatles and knew all of the lyrics. Marilyn also loved yardwork, plants, and gardening, especially growing tomatoes and herbs for cooking.

She was devoted to her family and especially to her loving husband, Anthony P. Sandonato, to whom she was married for forty-five years.

Devoted mother of Lauren Sandonato Ardente and her husband David Ardente of New York City, N.Y.

Dear sister of Denise Arata and her husband Frederick of Holbrook. Beloved in-laws Debra and Robert Hayden of Weymouth.

Marilyn was the cherished aunt of Elizabeth Hayden, Courtney Hayden, Nicole Allen, and Michelle Hoarty.

She is also survived by many cousins and friends.

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Wednesday, August 17, from 4 – 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Saint Anthony of Padua Church, 2 Summer Street, Cohasset, on Thursday, August 18, at 9 a.m. Interment to follow at Saint Mary’s Cemetery, Scituate.

For those who wish, donations in Marilyn’s memory may be made to Saint Anthony’s Shrine, 100 Arch Street, Boston, MA 02110-1100 or


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  • Marilyn was a dear friend for many years. We were in all of the same classes throughout college. I entered the convent in 1972 and she went to teach at St. Clare High. In 1978 I was so excited to be reunited with Marilyn when I too joined the faculty at St. Clare’s. Marilyn was a wonderful friend,teacher and most importantly a loving wife to her beloved Tony and devoted mother to Lauren. Her quiet and unassuming way has touched more people than she could ever have imagined. Although we did not see each other often though the years, I will miss her.
    Rest In Peace Marilyn. Love and prayers, Tony and Lauren.

  • Marylin has had a very challenging time with her illness.
    She was a fighter.
    She is now at peace and will be missed by all.
    Condolences to the family

  • Auntie Elenor and I are deeply saddened by Marilyns passing. Our love and deepest sympathy go out to Tony, and daughter Lauren as well as our niece Denise and her family. Again, our deepest heartfelt sympathy to her family. We will forever cherish many pleasant memories. Auntie Elenor extends her love and prayers. Uncle Vinny

  • I was so sad to hear of Marilyn’s death. She was a devoted wife, mother and friend. I will miss her.🙏🙏❤️

  • Ron and I send our deepest sympathy and many prayers to Tony, Lauren, and Denise. I have many happy memories of summers spent together with Marilyn at the Cape while growing up in those early years. May she rest in peace. We are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

    Janice (Sordello) and Ron Carpin

  • I am deeply saddened to learn of My Childhood Friend Marilyn’s passing . We grew up together in Wollaston on the same street. Wonderful Memories..My Love and Prayers to Richard, Lauren and Denise and the entire Bolea Family. Rest in Heavenly Peace Marilyn…

  • I was saddened to hear of Marilyn’s passing. I grew up in Wollaston not far from where Marilyn lived. Every time I came to her house the wonderful aroma of Italian food greeted me at the door. I have such fond memories growing up with Marilyn as my friend. Sending heartfelt thoughts to Marilyn’s entire family. Rest in peace dear friend.

  • I was very saddened to hear of Marilyn’s passing. My deepest sympathy to Denise and both of your families.
    I recently drove by the family house on Kemper St.! It brought back a lot of memories!
    Her fight is now over and she is resting in peace.
    Paula Kearney