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Marilyn  J. (Salerno)  Paladino

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“This has taken me a bit to be able to say how special Marilyn is. I use is, because was is too painful. Friends is a word that carries weight. She...Read More »
1 of 19 | Posted by: Karen Morris - Shrewsbury, MA

“Joe, Pat & Matt,We were so sorry to hear about Marilyn's passing. She was always kind and loving. We send our deepest sympathy to you and your...Read More »
2 of 19 | Posted by: Carol & Stan Shustak - Shrewsbury, MA

“Pat and Matt,I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I remember your mother to be such a sweet and loving person. My thoughts are with you both as well...Read More »
3 of 19 | Posted by: Danielle (dela Gorgendiere) Morin - MA

“Dear Pat, Matt, Joe and family,We are so sad to hear of Marilyn's passing. She was such a sweet lady who loved to have fun. I will always remember...Read More »
4 of 19 | Posted by: Donna Blasie - Franklin, MA

“She was a delightful accomplished woman & a dear friend of my sister Anne Marie Terrio Benson. May she RIP ”
5 of 19 | Posted by: Bill & Sue Terrio - Scottsdale, AZ

“To Marilyn FamilyI just got the news on her passing and my heart felt sorry to you all.To Dante, John and Rob the memories of the old Orchid days...Read More »
6 of 19 | Posted by: Mark Carpino - OXFORD, MA

“Pat and KristiSo Sorry for your loss. Prayers and thoughts are with you. ”
7 of 19 | Posted by: michael kapusta - cranston, RI

“Dear Joe and family, we were so shocked and saddened to learn of Marilyn's passing. Please accept our deepest condolences during this very difficult...Read More »
8 of 19 | Posted by: Michael and Diane Clements - MA

“Deepest sympathy for Marilyn's family. God bless. ”
9 of 19 | Posted by: William & Andrea Benson & Bergantine - MA

“So sorry to her of Marilyn's passing. My your memories be filled with love & happiness. May she rest in eternal peace. ”
10 of 19 | Posted by: Anthony Petrone - Worcester, MA

“Dear Joe and the entire family,I am so sad to hear of Marilyn's passing. She was one of the kindest people I have ever met through a friend.Heaven...Read More »
11 of 19 | Posted by: Flo Lucci - Worcester, MA

“Hi Dante - So sorry about the passing of your sister. She sounded like a wonderful person. Prayers to you and family. Kate & Tim Fryer ”
12 of 19 | Posted by: KATE FRYER - Worcester, MA

“John I am so sorry to hear of your sister's passing. My sympathy and prayers to you and the Salerno and Simone families. ”
13 of 19 | Posted by: Maggie McCarron - Haverhill, MA

“Joe, Pat & Matt,I was so sad to read of Marilyn's passing this morning. It was a pleasure working with her for 4 years at Lamoureux Pagano. We had...Read More »
14 of 19 | Posted by: Pam Farley - North Brookfield, MA

“John and Family,John so sorry for the loss of your sister along with your families loss and condolences to her family also. From the sounds of it...Read More »
15 of 19 | Posted by: Barbara Lake - Derry NH

“Dante. We are so sorry for the loss of your sister Marilyn. I'm pretty sure I met her back in the '80s. I remember her as a fine woman. Anne and Dan...Read More »
16 of 19 | Posted by: Daniel Proctor - Grafton, MA

“Joe, Dante, John, Mary Robert, Dina and extended family just wanted to left you know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most...Read More »
17 of 19 | Posted by: John Monopoli - worcester

“My deep & heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your beloved wife mom & grandmother May Marilyn RIP ”
18 of 19 | Posted by: Judy Polito - Shrewsbury, MA

“To Joe and the family there are no words to say Marylyn was such a beautiful person in and out my prayers are with you all may she Rest In Peace May...Read More »
19 of 19 | Posted by: Cathy Simone - Worcester, MA

Shrewsbury - Marilyn Paladino's roots to her native Italian heritage and neighborhood remained a constant throughout her life. Born on August 28, 1950 in Worcester she was the only daughter of four children born to the late Dante and Mary (Simone) Salerno. She spent much of her formative years with her extended family in the city's Italian neighborhood on Shrewsbury Street where she learned at a young age the art of cooking and the love of a great family. Her father owned the long time and well-known Shrewsbury Street landmark, 'The Black Orchid' and for many years Marilyn worked there with her family.

A graduate of Burncoat High School, she had a long and varied career spanning from hospitality in her early years to office work later in life. Most recently she spent over fourteen years as a valued employee and colleague back on her native Shrewsbury Street as a medical assistant in the offices of Dr. Frank Fechner M.D.

Marilyn lived in Shrewsbury for over forty-three years and she loved working in her yard, sitting by the pool, keeping the kitchen as an active gathering space for family and friends, and keeping up with her knack and passion for interior decorating. She also had a passion for good food and wine and was an excellent cook. While Marilyn had many passions none was dearer to her than being a dedicated and loving mother. She loved her large family of extended cousins on the Salerno and Simone sides and beyond, and adored her grandchildren. She also always looked forward to her time on the beach and in to Kennebunkport, Maine.

Marilyn died Sunday, May 15, 2022 in Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston after a long and hard fought battle with an illness. She was 71.

In addition to her husband of 30 years, Joseph F. Paladino, she leaves her sons, Patrick G. Moore (Kristi) of Shrewsbury, Matthew J. Moore (Asami) of Sydney, Australia; her step-children, Michael J. Paladino of Arlington and Nancy Paladino of Medford; her grandchildren, Cameron and Rylen, Kai and Ren, Michael Jr., Caroline and Jillian and great-grandchild, Rowan; her brothers, Dante Salerno (Sandy) of Douglas, John Salerno (Mary) of Shrewsbury and Rob Salerno (Dina) of Boylston; also survived by nieces & nephews and an extended large family.

Family and friends will honor Marilyn's life by gathering for calling hours on Saturday, May 21st from 9:00 - 10:45 a.m. in Saint Anne's Church, 130 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury, followed by her funeral Mass celebrated at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery, Shrewsbury.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215 or

Arrangements by James & John Heald of The Joyce Funeral Home.

Upcoming Funeral Services

Mountain View Cemetery

Rt. 140 Boylston Street Shrewsbury, MA 01545