1963 – 2016
Danielson, CT – Marcia Lynn (Guatieri) Duval, 53, passed away on Tuesday, January 5th. A beautiful and genuine soul, Marcia was a nurturing, compassionate, and loyal wife, mother, nonnagram, daughter, sister, aunt, great-aunt, and friend. She leaves her eternal soulmate, Emile J. Duval. Born in Pawtucket, RI she was the daughter of the late Marius and Dolores (Welsh) Guatieri and the daughter-in-law of Theresa Duval and the late Eugene Duval.
“My family means everything to me. Loving them. Nothing in my life has ever meant more to me than my family. We made a beautiful life. Our daughters are our joy. We love them more than words can say.” This fully embodied the devotion and passion she had for being a mother.
After raising her daughters, she went on to graduate from Brown University and furthered her education by earning her Master’s Degree in Education and Child and Family Studies at Wheelock College.
She was vibrant spirit whose purpose in life was guiding and educating others. She had a contagious and goofy sense of humor, and was an inspiration to all those who met her. She was a talented singer who loved music and dancing. She held the welfare of children close to her heart.
Marcia is survived by her three daughters Amanda Coutu, Samantha Duval, and Audra Duval; her son-in-law, Steven Coutu, whom she embraced as her own son; and her grandson, Caden Cavallaro, nonnagram’s “sweet boy”. She was the sister of Linda (Anthony) Cipriano, Marty Guatieri, Gail Guatieri, the late Loren Guatieri, Lucille (Kenneth) Wood, Jeanine (Timothy) Spikes, Marie Duval, Ann (Thomas) Marshall, and Denise Duval. She was the loving aunt to seventeen nieces and nephews and thirteen great nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, January 16th at 11:30 AM in St. Mary’s Church, 103 Pine Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Boston Children’s Hospital-Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Program at http://fundraise.childrenshospital.org/goto/marciaduval.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam, CT. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.