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Marilyn P. Macaulay
October 31, 1930 ~ October 27, 2023 (age 92) 92 Years Old
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Marilyn P. Macaulay, 92, of Brownville, NY, peacefully passed away on October 27, 2023, at Carthage Area Hospital, surrounded by her loving family, just four days shy of her 93rd birthday.
She was born on October 31, 1930, in Gouverneur, NY, the daughter of Philip and Florence (Daniels) Kousch. Marilyn graduated from Gouverneur High School in 1948 and married Ernest Macaulay on September 12, 1948. The couple spent most of their married life in Brownville, NY. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.
Marilyn is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Lori Macaulay, of Glen Park, NY, two daughters and a son-in-law, Kay Macaulay Coccia and Stephen Coccia, of Sylvan Beach, NY, and Donna McGraw, of Pillar Point, NY. Marilyn is also survived by six grandchildren, Shaun and Jan Macaulay, Alyssa and Ryan Amato, Chris and Courtney Coccia, Andrew Coccia, Angela and Eric Kriigel, and Danielle Burns and her fiancé, Ryan Gorskie; 10 great-grandchildren, Kenna, Brynn, Brylee, Shayla, Jamison , Alayna, Alessandra, Luca, Lana, and Grant, along with many nieces and nephews.
She is predeceased by her daughter Heather, infant great-grandson Jayden Kriigel, and son-in-law John McGraw. Her beloved husband, Ernest Macaulay who passed away on March 14, 2006, along with her two brothers, Kenneth and Weldon Kousch.
Marilyn was indeed the heart and soul of her family, a genuine matriarch who showered everyone with boundless love and kindness. Her unwavering support and the warmth of her hugs were a comforting constant for all who knew her. Marilyn’s happiness was infectious, and being in her presence was a privilege, as her love was as pure as it was unparalleled. Her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren held a special place in her heart, bringing immeasurable joy to her life. Marilyn’s interests and passions were a testament to her vibrant spirit - she relished visits to the casino, the excitement of bingo, the thrill of game shows, and the art of cooking. Yet, her most cherished moments were spent in the company of her beloved family, creating lasting memories filled with laughter and love. She was affectionately known to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren as Grandma Choo-Choo and cherished moments with them through board games and casino outings with her granddaughter, Dani.
She was a member of the Brownville NY American Legion Post 588 Ladies auxiliary since 1954
The family would like to extend their gratitude to the Carthage Area Hospital for their care during this challenging time.
Arrangements for Marilyn’s service are with the Johnson Funeral Home, and a graveside service will be held on May 18, 2024, at 11 a.m. at Riverside Cemetery in Gouverneur.