Marilynn E. (Dickison) Theroux, 76, passed away on Monday, April 27th, 2020.
She was the incredibly loving wife of Charles E. "Chuck" Theroux, Jr., and mother of Michael C. Theroux. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Shirley R. and Doris (Williams) Dickison. She was also the sister of the late Donald Dickison, Joan Karras, Judy Langton, the late Carol LaPlante and the late Walter Dickison. She is also survived by her two sisters-in-law: Dorothy Murray and Christine Dickison and their families.
Mrs. Theroux graduated from Coventry High School in 1962. She married her husband and soulmate in 1965. In 1966, they traveled cross country on the legendary Route 66 before settling in Colorado and later California due to her husband being in the Army. They returned in 1967 and purchased their home in 1970 in Warwick. Mrs. Theroux resided there for 49 years. She graduated from Costin’s Hairdressing and Cosmetology School and held various positions at Newport Creamery, Kmart, Amtrol and Apex before retiring. She then started volunteering at the West Warwick Assistance Agency Foodbank, became a lector at Saints John and James Church as well as provided communion to many residents at local nursing homes as a Eucharistic minister.
In her later years, Mrs. Theroux experienced many health issues that required her to receive dialysis. She became a volunteer and assisted new dialysis patients through the process by answering questions and comforting them. She also was a breast cancer survivor and would celebrate with her husband another year of being cancer free by going to the Oaklawn Weinerama.
Mrs. Theroux faced many challenges throughout her life, but always faced them with incredible grace, strength and unwavering faith. She enjoyed dancing and bowling in her younger years. She also enjoyed everything and appreciated all that she did, such as traveling, dining out, reading, going out for coffee, as well as going to the park and casino and enjoying relaxing drives with the love of her life. She also was a great cook and her German Potato Salad was legendary.
Mrs. Theroux was a kind, compassionate and loving woman with a truly beautiful soul. She was a loving wife and mother and she will be greatly missed.
Her funeral services will be private due to the current COVID-19 health crisis. Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Warwick. In lieu of flowers, contributions to The Alzheimer’s Association, Rhode Island Chapter, 245 Waterman Street, Suite #306, Providence, RI 02906 in her memory would be appreciated.
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Alzheimer's Association, RI Chapter
245 Waterman Street, Suite 306, Providence RI 02906