Marilyn A. Duerr, 86, died peacefully on October 11, 2022. Marilyn was predeceased by her husband of 61 years, Paul W. Duerr Sr. She is survived by her two sons Paul W. Duerr, Jr and wife Carol of Conesus, NY and Troy C. Duerr and wife Melissa of Naples, NY; by five grandchildren, Justin, Casey, Stephanie, Allison, Jonah; three great grandchildren; sister-in law Beverly Adams; and three nephews, Ray, Roy and Shawn. She was predeceased by her older brother George Adams, twin sister Maryanne Bates, and brother-in-law Charles “Chuck” Bates.
Paul and Marilyn’s wishes were to remain in their home and they did a great job setting it up so their sons could honor their wishes. Once Paul passed, we knew we would need additional support to allow Marilyn to remain in her home. These companions thought they were just signing up for another job. Once they got to know Marilyn, the bond several of them built with her enabled Mom to spend her time feeling loved and very well cared for. We will be forever grateful for everyone that made this possible.
Marilyn supported her husband during his Army career, was a switchboard operator, a baker at Wegmans, and worked at her son’s metal fabrication shop
Marilyn’s greatest accomplishments however were being a wife and mother. The marriage that our parents built and shared should be the role model for us all. No one ever doubted their love and dedication to each other and their sons even through tough times.
Paul and Marilyn loved to camp. Their most epic trip was to California and then onto Alaska. Many nights on their trip were spent in a tent, between wanting to have a great adventure and their frugality they challenged each other to minimize using motels.
She also loved to be mischievous with her twin sister, Maryann. They left their mark at many stores and restaurants.
A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday October 29nd. Please contact the family for details.
Please consider donations to the Canandaigua Salvation Army (110 Saltonstall Street Canandaigua, New York 14424) in Memory of Marilyn A. Duerr.