Marilyn “Lynn “(Worthen) Passanisi, died peacefully on December 3 at the family farm in Bristol surrounded by loved ones, six weeks after her 100th birthday. She was born in Methuen, MA the daughter of Fredrick Dushame and Marion (Batty) on October 21, 1922. She graduated from Lincoln school in Providence RI and attended Wheelock college in Boston, MA.
She married Sam Worthen of Bristol, NH at Phillips Academy, Andover, MA in 1949. They had 5 children: Rick (Debbie) Worthen of Ottawa, Canada; Peter (Donna) Worthen of Bristol; Sally (John) Sundborg of Harrison, ME; Sam Worthen of Bristol and San Miguel, Mexico; Polly Worthen (Nick Jenkins) of Bristol. Eight grandchildren: Greg and Eric Worthen; Abigail Mooney; Rachel Worthen; John and Sam Sundborg; Lucie and Lillie Worthen; Step-children: John Passanisi (deceased); Jim Passanisi; Chris Sheppard; and 13 great grandchildren: Zachery, Taylor, Alexandra, Elizabeth, Cabot, Sam, Ella, Nahum, Thomas, Elena, Alexis, Jack, Avi.
In 1974 she married E.J.” Mel” Passanisi of Florida (deceased March 14, 2003). They did a great deal of traveling and loved the winter warmth of Florida and summers at her cottage on Newfound Lake which was her special place and where she enjoyed countless hours of family gatherings. Family members will also treasure all the beautiful quilts she handmade over the years. She was blessed with a life of love and many good friends wherever she was. On her birthday this year she received the Boston Post cane for being the oldest resident of Bristol.
Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Lakes Region VNA (NANA) 214 Lake St., Bristol, NH 03222, Tapply-Thompson Community Center 30 North Main St., Bristol, NH 03222 or the Mayhew Program, PO Box 120, Bristol, NH 03222
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