DANVERS — Marilyn J. ( Pitoniak ) ( Murphy ) Lockwood, 81, of Danvers and formerly of Beverly, died Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers.
Born in Westfield, Mass., Marilyn was the daughter of the late Sophia ( Swotchak ) and Stephen Pitoniak. She was the widow of the late James E. Murphy Sr. and the late Luke Lockwood. Educated in Westfield and a graduate of St. Mary’s High School in Westfield, Marilyn worked for 20 years as a L.P.N., after graduation from the Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Mass. At the age of 40 and while raising six children, she received her nursing degree from North Shore Community College.
Marilyn was the creator of the Beverly’s Own Salad Dressing line of products. Direct from her gourmet kitchen, she created the classic Bermuda Pink Poppyseed dressing that was sold in supermarkets and specialty food shops all over New England.
Marilyn enjoyed cooking, traveling and sailing. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and will be sadly missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by her three daughters, Deborah J. Belleau and her husband, Bradley, of Danvers, Coleen A. Bornstein and her husband, David, of North Reading, Kelly A. Ford and her husband, Anthony, of Danvers; three sons, James E. Murphy Jr. of West Roxbury, Thomas P. Murphy and Patrick J. Murphy, both of Beverly; one brother, Phillip Pitoniak of Westfield, and the late Stephen Pitoniak; her five sisters, Barbara Kochanek of Russell, Mass., Phyllis Casey of West Springfield, Eleanore Dineen of Shrewsbury, Joanne Perryman of Douglas, Mass., and Carolyn Pirola of West field; 12 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: A Memorial Mass will be held at a later date. Arrangements by the Campbell-Lee, Moody, Russell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, North Beverly. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Kaplan Family Hospice House, 78 Liberty St., Danvers, MA 01923 For information, or condolences, please visit www. campbellfuneral.com.