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Memorial Gathering

Cremation Society of New Hampshire- Manchester
Friday October 22nd, 2021
12:00pm - 1:00pm

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Memorial Service

Cremation Society of New Hampshire- Manchester
Friday October 22nd, 2021
1:00pm - 2:00pm

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Marilyn J. Rumfelt

Marilyn Jane Rumfelt, 82, passed away at her home on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 after a lengthy illness with her loving family by her side.

Marilyn was born in Manchester, NH, on February 12, 1939 to Arthur W. Cronin and Roba (Ford) Cronin. Marilyn was educated in the Manchester School system. In early years she worked as a Nurse’s Aide in several nursing homes. She later attended and graduated from Mount Saint Mary’s College enabling her to work in the insurance industry.

Marilyn’s marriages to John Ames and William Harriman produced five children. She finally found contentment and happiness when she married Lonnie Rumfelt. He introduced her to many veteran activities and she became a member of the Auxiliary of American Legion Post 79. They spent time together camping and exploring everything Mother Nature had to offer. They would study the plants and trees and aid any distressed animals which created lively discussions.

In her final years, she lived with her daughter Brenda and together with her great granddaughter Christen, she lived comfortably and was well taken care of. Great grandson, Tayler, was always by her side helping her in every way possible. She will be missed.

She is survived by her five children, Karen Tardif, Brookline, NH, John Ames, Jr., Biddeford, Me., Brenda Ames, Manchester, N.H., Brian Harriman, Allenstown, N.H., Cindy Cooper, Stillwater, Ok. and four siblings Patricia Kukulka, Vacaville, Ca., Catherine Felch, Hooksett, NH, James Cronin, Bedford, NH and Sandra Crabb, Oxford, Fl. She leaves behind 8 Grandchildren and 10 Great Grandchildren. She also leaves behind a devoted childhood friend, Shirley Gusta. She was predeceased by her husband Lonnie, John and William and her sister, Elizabeth Martel of Toledo, Ohio.

SERVICES: A memorial gathering will be held on Friday, October 22, 2021 from 12:00 – 1:00 PM at Cremation Society of NH, 243 Hanover Street, in Manchester. A memorial service will follow at 1:00 PM in the chapel.

In Lieu of flowers, it has been suggested that donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Cremation Society of NH is assisting the family with arrangements. To view an online memorial, leave a message of condolence, or for more information please go to www.csnh.com

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I remember growing up and sledding down the hill right through her backyard on Merrimack Street. She was a gem. It was also great after years had passed running into her as an adult. I have so much respect for this woman for how she treated me growing up. May she Rest In Peace, and all her loved ones are comforted with the fact that she Will always be with them.

Eddie Content Oct 19 2021 7:26 PM

Bill Petrain & Diane Silva lit a candle for Marilyn J. Rumfelt

Bill Petrain & Diane Silva Oct 19 2021 11:30 AM

Richard Sweeney lit a candle for Marilyn J. Rumfelt

Richard Sweeney Oct 19 2021 11:19 AM

Melanie Clement & Gary Cadorette lit a candle for Marilyn J. Rumfelt

Melanie Clement & Gary Cadorette Oct 19 2021 9:49 AM

Rick Tardiff lit a candle for Marilyn J. Rumfelt

Rick Tardiff Oct 19 2021 7:45 AM

She was such a wonderful mother and grandmother. She will be missed. I love you.

Courtney Oct 19 2021 6:49 AM

Courtney lit a candle for Marilyn J. Rumfelt

Courtney Oct 19 2021 6:48 AM

My deepest condolences

Gable Jane Oct 19 2021 6:23 AM

No more pain. We will always love you Grammy and you're in our hearts forever. Send our love to grandpa Lonnie.

Cherish and family Oct 15 2021 5:35 PM

Grammy love u and miss u. Tell grandpa Lonnie I said hi and love him. Now it time for u guys to going again.

Keith Hurst Oct 15 2021 12:53 PM