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Silvi Marinelli

November 29, 1937 — November 22, 2018

WINCHENDON – Silvi (Ots) Marinelli, 80, of Winchendon died peacefully Thursday evening, November 22, 2018 in UMASS Memorial Hospital, Memorial Campus, Worcester with her family at her side.

She was born in Tallin, Estonia on November 29, 1937, daughter of the late Rein and Linda (Volens)Ots.  Silvi and her family were forced from their home in Estonia during WWII, lived in refugee camps witnessing horrific acts on human beings and eventually emigrated to the United States with sponsorship in 1951.  Silvi was a 1956 graduate of Murdock High School.

As a young woman, Silvi worked as a telephone operator for New England Telephone Company in its former Winchendon location.  Later in life she was the face of the Pro Shop working for over 30 years at the Winchendon Country Club.  She enjoyed golfing and had been a member of the Women’s Duffers League.  She loved playing the lottery.  Her greatest enjoyment was spending time with her family and going to Hampton Beach.  Silvi had a great heart and would always try to help those in need.  She was a remarkable woman, a great friend, sister, aunt, grandmother, great grandmother and most of all a mom.  She will be forever missed and never forgotten.

Her husband, Selvino A. “Sal” Marinelli died in 2006.  She leaves four children , Jeffrey  S. Marinelli and his partner Nancy Drouin of Hubbardston, Amy Bennett of Winchendon, Richard Marinelli and his wife Bridget of Winchendon, Bruce Marinelli and his wife Kathryn of Winchendon; two sisters Evi Fitzmaurice and her husband Edward of Winchendon, Eha Karvonen and her husband Richard of Winchendon; a sister in law Jackie Ots of Winchendon; two half sisters, Urve Jurgenson and Ulle Meister of Estonia; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  A brother, Vello Ots predeceased her.

A celebration of life will be held at Hidden Hills Function Hall, 18 Lisa Drive, Rindge, NH on November 29, 2018 from 1 to 4 P.M.  This day would have been her 81st birthday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Winchendon Wreaths Across America, Massachusetts Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery, 111 Glenallen Street, Winchendon MA 01475.

Stone Ladeau Funeral Home 343 Central Street Winchendon is directing arrangements.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Celebration of Life

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Hidden Hills Function Hall

18 Lisa Dr, Rindge, NH 03461

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