Marion B Churley
Date of Death: December 23, 2017
Marion Churley passed away on December 23, 2017 upon a short stay at JFK Medical Center in Edison. She was 86 years old. Marion is survived and lovingly remembered by daughters Adrienne DelCasale (Terry), Melissa Churley, son Douglas (Robin), grandchildren Devin, Connor, Collin, and Alexis Churley, and cherished nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by loving husband Frank J. Churley. Marion was born in Jersey City, NJ and was the youngest and last survivor of nine children that lived to adulthood. She recalled organizing games for neighborhood children while growing up, attending all-day picture shows and seeing street vendors in horse-drawn carts. While in high school she enjoyed dancing, spoke Spanish and dreamed of traveling to South America. Upon being married and as a young mother, she and Frank settled in Iselin. Marion worked for many years as a gal Friday for CK Plumbing and Heating and was known to be exceptionally organized and an excellent bookkeeper. She was a wonderful role model, easily took on greater responsibility and managed an ultimately profitable building project. Upon retirement, Marion dedicated her Knitting talents to charity and created lovely outfits for premature infants. She also began taking art classes and showed her watercolor and intricate scratchboard work at the Annual Woodbridge Township Senior Art Show and her prize-winning works at the New Jersey Senior Citizen Art Show. As an avid reader and library patron, she is remembered for her warm personality, good cheer and sharing dessert recipes with the staff. No one could ask for a better friend and she always came through for fellow seniors in their time of need. Marion and Frank took several long-distance, sight-seeing road trips across the U.S. and, later in life, she and daughter Melissa were excited to be able to tour Italy, Greece and other European countries together. Being with family and friends brought Marion the most enjoyment in life and she is dearly missed by all that knew her and loved her.