Obituary: Marion Roane Becker – Portland Press Herald
Marion Roane Becker 1934 – 2021 BRUNSWICK – Marion Roane Becker died suddenly of complications from a stroke on May 26, 2021. She was born at home in Bradford, Massachusetts on February 7, 1934, daughter of George and Marion MacLeod Doyle . She graduated from Haverhill High School in Haverhill Mass. She met the love of her life at the Hampton Beach Casino Dance Hall, Robert “Andy” Becker, and was married on May 23, 1953 in Newbury Mass. Andy and Marion recently celebrated 68 years of marriage. Marion and Andy and their daughters have traveled the world due to Andy’s naval career. They were stationed in Cuba, Maryland, Germany, Hawaii and their last duty station in Massachusetts. Marion had many interesting jobs as a telephone operator, stay-at-home mom, executive administrative assistant until her retirement from Bowdoin College. Marion was very outgoing. She could strike up a conversation with anyone. She loved to be social and belonged to many clubs during her life. She is survived by her daughters Roanne and (Joe) Fortin of Bristol, Janet and (Jason) Burns of Tampa, Florida and Sebago, Suellyn and (Michael) Shannon of Morganton, Georgia; and her beloved husband Andy Becker of Brunswick. She is also survived by her grandchildren Jeffrey and (Rachel) Fortin of Saunderstown RI, Russell and (Ellen) Fortin of Linden, Michigan, Gregory and (Lauren) Fortin of Canton, Connecticut, Andrea and (Adam) Virgilli of Oldsmar, Florida. , Alex and (Rachael Cina) Burns of Boston, Kate and (Trebor) Marple of Canton, Georgia. She is survived by her great grandchildren William and Christopher Fortin, Jordan Fortin, Gavin, Graham and Gwen Virgilli, Nora Cina Burns, Emma and Evan Seago, Tate Marple, Liam Maxwell and Dawson Moore. She is predeceased by her granddaughters Megan and Keriann Shannon. Services will be private and internment will take place at a later date at Linwood Cemetery in Haverhill, Massachusetts. The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Horizons Living Center for their loving care and dedication over the past three years. To leave a note of condolence or share a memory, please visit http://www.brackettfh.com. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Midcoast Humane in Brunswick, The Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanders (Mimi loved babies) or do a random act of kindness, like buying coffee from the person in line behind you. (Marion’s favorite was the hazelnut iced coffee).