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Marion L. Alexander

Marion L. (Rice) Alexander, 81, of Gardner, passed away Thursday, May 19, 2022, in UMass Memorial Medical Center—University Campus, Worcester.

Born in Worcester on September 16, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Duncan A. and Bernice I. (Hannah) Rice. She graduated from Worcester High School and received a certificate from hairdressing school. Marion was a Sales Associate employed by Target for several years.

Marion enjoyed shopping and watching home makeover shows on television. Her greatest joy was found when she was with her family, always treasuring the special moments they had together.

Marion is survived by her son, Donald Killelea and his wife Jean of Gardner; four daughters, Debby Ranno of South Carolina, Lori Hatfield and her husband Jack of Tennessee, Maureen Skrydlinski and her husband Steven of North Carolina and Mary Bunce of New Hampshire; several grandchildren, and great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary Gallager of Leominster; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was predeceased by her husband of 37-years, Wayne Alexander, who died in 2020; a daughter, Barbara Derleth; and a brother, Duncan Rice.

There are no services.

Memorial Contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Please reference in memory of Marion L. Alexander.


Shelby will miss seeing you Grandma Marion. She did say as only a 6 year old can...she is going to heaven and she lived a long life and can laugh with Goofy Grampy again. I will also be thankful for the love you gave Shelby and checking in on me after both Bob and Dad passed away. Rest in Peace.

Heidi Alexander-Allain May 24 2022 9:02 PM

Marion, you are now reunited with Wayne ~ may you both Rest In Peace. 🙏🏼
With our sincere sympathy to the family,
Doris & Frank Alexander

Doris Alexander May 24 2022 6:55 PM

Hope you are dancing in the sky with being reunited with your husband again. I'm glad for all the times you spent with us and for the memories we shared. Gone but never forgotten. I will always miss and love you and Wayne forever

Dee Nardone-Alexander May 24 2022 3:39 PM

I will miss you Marion. You are keeping my dad company up in heaven. I will miss you both very much

Anthony alexander May 24 2022 6:12 AM