Born in Lafayette, IN, on Aug. 31, 1950, the only child of John T. Jr. and Frances E. (Sutherberry) Marshall, she grew up in many places (NJ, CA, HI, and CT) as a "Navy brat." She graduated first from Glastonbury (CT) High School and then from the University of Vermont in 1972 with a degree in medical technology. It was there that she met her husband, Richard S. McVoy. They married June 2, 1973, and moved to Grand Forks, ND, while Rick finished his graduate degrees. There she worked as a med tech in the local hospital. Their first son, Christopher A. McVoy, was born there.
When they came back east to be closer to family they settled in Shrewsbury and she worked at St. Vincent Hospital as a med tech. Their second son, Jeffrey M. McVoy, was born in Worcester. In order to raise the boys Marianne took a job as Financial Secretary at the First Congregational Church in Shrewsbury where she has worked for more than 25 years. More recently, she has been the business manager at the church.
She is survived her husband, Richard S. McVoy of Petersham; her sons, Christopher A.McVoy of Rocky Point, NY, and Jeffrey M. McVoy and his wife, Chelsea, of Gardner; father, John T. Marshall, Jr., of Leominster;
Family and friends will honor and remember Marianne's life by gathering for calling hours in Heald & Chiampa Funeral Directors—The Sumner House, 5 Church Rd., On the Common, Shrewsbury Center, on Friday, Sept. 28, from 4 to 8 p.m., and again on Sunday, Sept. 30, in The First Congregational Church, 19 Church Rd., where her funeral service will be celebrated at 3 p.m. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers honor Marianne's memory with a contribution to The First Congregational Church, 19 Church Rd., Shrewsbury, MA 01545.