BOSCAWEN — Marion M. Nowak, 85, formerly of Franklin, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 19, at the Merrimack County Nursing Home in Boscawen, with family by her side.
Marion was born in Northfield to parents James and Irene (Higley) Vangjel and grew up in Northfield, attending Tilton-Northfield schools.
Marion raised her family in Franklin and worked several places in Franklin, including Merrill Manor and Mountain Ridge Nursing Home, retiring in 1997.
She was a member of the former St. Jude’s Episcopal Church in Franklin.
Marion was predeceased by her husband, Edmund "Boots" Nowak, in 2000, and a son, Michael Nowak, in 1982; six sisters, Rosey Vangjel, Annie Gregory, Eleanor Belisle, Christina Bilodeau, Sophie Copp, and Dorothy Riley; and a brother, Peter Vangjel.
She is survived by her daughter, Bonnie Gulick, and her husband, Stephen, of Northfield; her son, Edmund Nowak, and his wife, Debbie, of Spring Hill, Florida; two sisters, Katherine Vangjel and Lillian (Marie) Belisle; a brother, Leo Vangjel; five grandchildren, Stephen Gulick, Stacey Mandeville, and Michael, Timothy, and Joseph Nowak; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held in the spring in Franklin Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Edna McKenna Fund at the Merrimack County Nursing Home, 325 DW Highway, Boscawen, NH 03303. Thibault-Neun Funeral Home in Franklin is handling arrangements (www.neunfuneralhomes.com).