Marilyn J. Wilson, 75, formerly of Marlborough and Northborough


Marilyn J. WilsonJune 12, 1949 ~ June 27, 2024

Rowley – Marilyn “Lynn” J. (Vlass) Wilson, 75, of Rowley and formerly of Marlborough and Northborough, died at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA on Thursday, June 27, 2024, after a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by her beloved family.

Lynn was born in Newton, the daughter of the late Harold C. and May E. (McDonald) Vlass.

She graduated from Marlborough High, Class of ’67, and worked as a Human Resources Manager for over 30 years.

Lynn is survived by her husband of 25 years, Clifford L. Wilson of Rowley, MA, her four sons, Jason Puri and his wife Melissa of Milford, Matthew Puri of N. Grafton, Keith Puri and his wife Jacqueline of Lancaster, Seth Puri of Jefferson, two stepdaughters, Jennifer Chavez of Swampscott, Bethany Duggan and her husband Robert of Haverhill, a stepson Jeffrey Wilson of Rowley, thirteen grandchildren, Jacob, Olivia, Aivah, Keira, Ethan, Evan, Riley, Joel, Addison, Emerson, Avery, Grayson, Ella, a brother, Harold “Hal” Vlass III and his wife Denise of Shrewsbury, four nephews, Justin, Tyler, Craig, Trevor and a sister-in-law Wendy Stella of N. Reading.

Lynn was one of the most caring and selfless people, as anyone who knew her would agree.  Lynn was totally committed to her family, and proudly referred to her thirteen grandchildren as “Mammie’s grandbabies”. Lynn’s joy in life was spending time with her family and longtime friends. Her love, kindness, and generosity will be missed forever.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 3, 2024 from 10:00- Noon at the Short & Rowe Funeral Home, 95 W. Main Street, Marlborough, followed by Prayer Service at the Funeral Home.

A private burial will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in memory of Lynn, to support cancer research and patient care at: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 or via

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