Marylynn Catherine Hobbs

  • Born: July 15, 1952
  • Died: May 12, 2018
  • Location: Hamden, Connecticut

Carmon Community Funeral Homes

807 Bloomfield Avenue
Windsor, CT 06095

Tel. (860) 688-2200

Tribute & Message From The Family

Marylynn Catherine (Gereg) Hobbs, 65, of Hamden, beloved wife of Robert V. Hobbs, passed away on Saturday, May 12, 2018 in Hamden after a long illness. She fought hard for over eight years and that fight is a testament to her strength, faith, and character. She was likely the kindest person you would ever meet. Marylynn was born in Rochester, NY, the daughter of the late Andrew and Mary “Mae” (Carey) Gereg on July 15, 1952. She went to high school at New Milford High School and graduated in 1970. She went on to earn a degree in Executive Science from Post University. She spent her final years prior to her illness working at Wethersfield Public Library, where she adored her colleagues and her patrons. She was also a Eucharistic Minister at St. Isaac Jogues in East Hartford with her husband, and she was a devoted Catholic until her final day with us. She enjoyed reading mysteries, going out to lunch, saying the rosary, watching QVC, and spending time with her family. She made frequent visits to Ireland with her husband and daughter to see the family she loved so much. Family was everything to her, including her chosen family. She lived most of her life in East Hartford. In addition to her devoted husband, Marylynn is survived by her loving daughter, Kathleen (Eric) Cropper of Branford; her brother Richard (Sallie) Gereg of Sachse, TX; three brothers-in-law, Declan (Trish), John (Diane), and Eamonn (Danielle); many nieces and nephews; including her goddaughter, Courtney; her great nieces and nephews; two “sisters of the heart,” Ann Montgomery and Maria Carpenter of CT; a special cousin, Mary (Kevin) Nicoll of NY; her family in Ireland, and her loyal friends from Wethersfield Public Library, especially Monica. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Hamden Health Care Center (especially Vickie, and Kim who were with her in her final moments) and CT Hospice (especially Laurie and Gene) for their support in her final days. Her family will receive friends for calling hours on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 from 5 - 8 p.m. at the Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home, 419 Buckland Road, South Windsor. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday at a time to be announced at St. Isaac Jogues Church, 1 Community Street, East Hartford. Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in East Hartford. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations for a scholarship in her name may be made to East Catholic High School, 115 New State Road, Manchester, CT 06042. Condolences may be left in Marylynn’s online guestbook at

Condolence & Memory Journal

Kathleen and Bob,
I am so sorry to hear of Marylynn's passing. I'm sorry that we lost touch over the years. She was so kind and loving and she always made me laugh! She was so good to Nikki...I will never forget that! Praying for you both during this difficult time.
Kim Beane

Posted by Kim Beane - Poinciana, FL   May 21, 2018

May the Holy Spirit be a comforter and bring peace to you and your family. God bless you

Posted by Tuwanna Samuels - Forney, TX   May 18, 2018


Words cannot describe how sorry I am for both you and your Dad. Your entire family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Jessica Steckel - New Orleans, LA - friend   May 16, 2018

Bob and Kathleen, we are so sorry for your loss. We only had the pleasure of being with Marylynn several times, but she showed us nothing but what a wonderful person she was. We will always have fond memories of your family and Lake George.

Posted by Dan and Candy Longnecker - Castalia, OH   May 15, 2018


Posted by Mattie Payton - Plano, TX   May 15, 2018

Heartfelt prayers for strength and comfort, and may all those beautiful memories you have shared bring you peace and joy!

Posted by Mattie Payton - Plano, TX   May 15, 2018

May the Lord Almighty be your comforter and give you the courage to endure your loss. Please take heart.

Posted by Joyce Enwerekowe - Dallas, TX   May 14, 2018

Working with Marylynn at the library was an absolute joy. She was truly one of the kindest people I had ever worked with. With my deepest sympathy.

Posted by Ginny Listro - Cromwell, CT   May 14, 2018

Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.

Posted by Kat - Plano, TX   May 14, 2018

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by Barbara Kio - McKinney, TX   May 14, 2018

Marylynn was a wonderful kind loving person who leaves a huge hole in the world, never did I hear a cross word from her, instead Marylynn always saw the best in people. Rest In Peace wonderful lady, now a beautiful angel xxx

Posted by A friend   May 14, 2018

Sending love to my friend Kathleen and to her great family. Thinking of you all, sincerely, Kim Hunter (Kathleen's college roommate who loves her dearly and is so sorry for her great loss)

Posted by Kim Hunter - Litchfield, CT   May 14, 2018

May Gods word found at 1 Thessalonians 4:14 bring you comfort and peace. God Keeps those who pass on in his perfect memory because they are precious in his eyes. (ps 116:15)

Posted by A friend   May 14, 2018

When I think of Marylynn I think of someone who loved and cared very much. She was full of life and lived witnessing the Gospel of Jesus Christ and providing an example to us all of how we should live our lives. Always smiling, always immediately seeing the good in everyone, never judging anyone for their faults. I remember a very kind, generous, humble servant. She had that humility that often many people take for granted but she also had an inner confidence that shone through and courage to speak for what she believed to be right. We were very priviliged and honoured to have her and Bob as guests in our home when they came to Ireland on one of their many visits and I regret now that I didn't take more time to appreciate the wonderful grace that was in our midst at that time. Marylynn was a wonderful guest and I learned an awful lot from her example. Her gentle, charitable nature was something to behold and I even remember her trying to tip the check out operative at the supermarket. She went about giving smiles and little kindnesses, encouraging words and wisdom and was so enthusiastic and full of vigour. She loved her daughter Kathleen and her husband Robert so much and didn't need to tell us because she showed us all by her example, the way she looked at them both and how her eyes would light up whenever she spoke about either of them. The three are such a beautiful family and Kathleen has grown to be the woman she is today in no small way because of the loving example shown to her by her mother and father. One of the gentlest and kindest people I ever met, when Tracie and I visited she insisted on 'picking us up' at the airport. Little did I know it was several hours drive but she made such light of it and was so generous to give up her time right while she was already so busy running around getting a surprise party ready for Bob's 60th birthday. We have not seen her now in so many years but we remained close and we so appreciated the many little suprise gifts that Marylynn would send in the post over the years, just more examples of the huge heart filled with kindness and charity that was our dear friend. May the Lord come to meet her. May she Rest in Peace. From Liam and Tracie and family Lucan, Dublin, Ireland

Posted by Liam White - Dublin, OH   May 14, 2018

Our sincere sympathies for your loss.

Posted by Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home - South Windsor, CT   May 14, 2018