Marilyn A. Sayles, formerly of Lincoln, died peacefully at St. Elizabeth Home on the evening of December 26th, 2021.
Marilyn was born in Cooperstown, New York on November 17th, 1943. She was the daughter of the late Murry Ames and Florence (Roberson) Ames. She is survived by her sister Bertha (Ames) and brother-in-law Thomas Blair of Delmar, New York, and her brother Langdon and sister-in-law Donna Ames of Richfield Springs, New York, and sister-in-law Sally (Sayles) Gratwick of Overland Park, Kansas. In 1968, Marilyn married the late Reverend Canon, George N. Sayles (1937-1998). She leaves behind five children – Philip Sayles and his wife Jenna of Central Bridge, New York; Catherine (Sayles) and her husband Randall Shepherd of Cranston, Rhode Island; Stephen Sayles and his wife Amy of Chepachet, Rhode Island; John Sayles of Woonsocket, Rhode Island; & Elizabeth (Sayles) and her husband Ryan Hall of Coventry, Rhode Island. Marilyn leaves 10 grandchildren: Jayden and Zach Sayles; George, Grace, and Jacob Shepherd; Wyatt, Charlotte, and Etta Sayles; & Keelyn and Parker Hall.
Marilyn will be remembered for her genuine love for people and her ability to connect with anyone she met, as well as her long-lasting passion for music. She had a long and distinguished career as a Social Worker for the Department of Elderly Affairs. Her graciousness and acceptance of Alzheimer’s Disease will leave a lasting impression on her friends and family.
A private service will take place. The service will be streamed live on Facebook: Facebook.com/AscensionCranston/live. Please reach out to the family for details. The stream will also be uploaded to the Youtube channel, Art Martone, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpLgcEZ6hr4lXeOG0fCGG1g.
A celebration of Marilyn’s life will take place during the Spring of 2022. A very special thank you to the healthcare workers at St. Elizabeth Home. In lieu of flowers, please donate to The Alzheimer’s Association.
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