Obituary of Marion A. Prescott
Marion Alyea Prescott, a longtime resident of Fredon, New Jersey, died peacefully on September 30, 2023. She was 97.
Marion was born in April 1926, the daughter of George Harvey Alyea, a railroad employee, and Anna Hughes, who worked in a Paterson ribbon factory. She was descended from one of the early Dutch families that settled Bergen County in the late 1600s.
Marion grew up in the Totowa section of Paterson and graduated from St. Mary’s High School in Paterson. She worked for many years in the billing department of Bell Telephone.
She loved visiting the Jersey Shore, and on one visit there met David O. Prescott of Jersey City. They fell in love and were married on July 28, 1962 in the Church of St. Mary in Paterson.
Marion and David raised their three children in Nutley and then moved to Fredon in Sussex County, where they lived for more than 50 years. They loved going on long walks together in the countryside and discussing the many books on history they read. Marion was a skilled baker, artist and seamstress, and made delicious homemade pizza. She enjoyed day trips into Manhattan with her daughter, Ellen, to shop and linger over lunch and a glass of wine.
Marion was predeceased by her husband, David; her sister, Anna Bauer; and her granddaughter, Brittany Prescott.
She is survived by her daughter, Ellen Prescott O’Neill and her husband, James O’Neill of Essex Fells, New Jersey; her son, Paul Prescott and his wife, Donna Prescott of Kemah Lake, New Jersey; her son, Brian Prescott of Holladay, Utah; and her grandchildren, Seamus O’Neill, Liam O’Neill and Paulie Prescott.
Funeral services will be private.
In Loving Memory
1926 - 2023
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