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Marilyn J. Oberg
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Obituary for Marilyn J. Oberg

Hiram – Marilyn J. Oberg, 81, passed away on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at Maine Medical Center.

Born in Portland, Marilyn was the daughter of the late Lawrence Tarr and Nellie Chick. She attained her bachelor’s degree from the University of Maine where she was a member of the Alpha Omicron Pi sorority.

Following college, Marilyn taught for a couple of years in Massachusetts before moving back to Portland to raise her family. Throughout her life, Marilyn’s top priority was caring for her daughters.

She married Ronald Oberg in 1975 and moved to South Hiram. Ron and Marilyn were inseparable, sharing 40 years of marriage.

Marilyn enjoyed many things in life, especially Bruins Hockey, genealogy, and being with her grandchildren. However, she was best known for her love of handiwork. Marilyn enjoyed rug hooking, needle point and knitting. Her skills were passed on to countless customers who took lessons from her when she owned Needler’s Delight Yarn Shop in South Hiram. In addition to her owning a business, she worked at the Yield House in North Conway for several years.
She was a strong willed person who always took care of others. She will be deeply missed.

Marilyn is survived by her devoted husband, Ronald Oberg; daughters, Kimberly Oricchio and husband Thomas of Plattsburgh, NY, Karen Stripp and husband Mark of Glenwood Springs, CO, and Kellie Smith and her fiancé Bryon Crowder of Falmouth, ME. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Brianne, Tomas, Michelle, Erika, Steven, and Kristina; sister, Lucille Twaddel of Gorham.

Visiting Hours celebrating Marilyn’s life will be held from 12-3 PM on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at the Conroy-Tully Walker Funeral Home, 172 State Street, Portland. Burial will be held in the spring in Bridgton.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson's Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131


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30

Dec

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Conroy-Tully Walker Funeral Home - Portland Chapel

172 State Street
Portland, ME 04101

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