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Marilyn (Moody) Hurlbut was born April 22, 1930 in Burlington, Vermont to Paul Amos and Judith (Inlay) Moody. Her younger sister Dorothy (Moody) Miller was born in 1934. Marilyn died on December 1, 2018.

Marilyn went to Burlington High School, where she met her future husband of sixty-six years, Wayne Hurlbut, while playing trombone together in the marching band. She went on to graduate summa cum laude from the University of Vermont, earning a liberal arts degree.

Wayne Hurlbut was born April 1, 1931 in Winooski, Vermont to Blanche (Barber) and Gordon Hurlbut. Wayne attended Indiana Tech after high school, graduating with a degree in electrical engineering. Wayne died on February 14, 2024.

Wayne and Marilyn married in August 1952 while he was serving in the military. The couple settled in Framingham, MA, where they raised their four children. Wayne worked as an electrical engineer his whole career, and Marilyn worked as an office manager.

Wayne and Marilyn were lifelong learners. Wayne enjoyed reading math, science and music books for fun. Marilyn was always reading, and was fond of every genre but particularly mysteries and biographies. They both loved music and would regularly attend concerts and musicals. Wayne was a huge fan of big band music and could play the trombone beautifully into his nineties. Marilyn was also an excellent pianist. Every Christmas Eve, everyone in the family would bring their instruments to the Hurlbut house to play Christmas carols together.

Both Marilyn and Wayne enjoyed making things with their hands. Wayne liked woodworking, and Marilyn was always working on a crochet project. She made afghans for all of her grandchildren and sewed as well.

Above all, Marilyn and Wayne valued community and family. They were devoted members of the churches they belonged to, helping elderly parishioners transition to nursing homes and assisted living situations, bringing meals to those in need, and even just baking for church fairs. They were beloved by their children Carol (John) Saparnis, Craig (Paula) Hurlbut, Leslie (Gene) Kelley and Diane (Paul) Gilchrest, and their eleven grandchildren and five great-granddaughters.

The grandchildren fondly remember Grandpa giving them trombone, math and music theory lessons and Grandma baking sugar cookies with them and visiting on every one of their birthdays, among so many other wonderful memories. Wayne and Marilyn were kind, smart and loving people who will forever be in our hearts.

A memorial service for Marilyn and Wayne Hurlbut will be held July 15, 2024 at 10am at Plymouth Church, in Framingham. Their interment will follow in Edgell Grove Cemetery, Framingham.

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