February 2, 1940 - August 22, 2017
Marilynn graduated from Northwestern University with a bachelors of arts in music in 1962. She was an elementary music teacher in Evanston and Winnetka, Illinois. She moved to Stamford in 1967. In 1972, she joined the staff of First United Methodist Church (FUMC), Stamford as Director of Children’s Choirs. By 1983, she had assumed the role of Director of Music, and continued in that capacity until her retirement in 1996. Following retirement, she was a faithful member of the Chancel and Handbell Choirs for many years. Marilynn was a member of the United Methodist Women and volunteered for years at the semi-annual Rummage Sale, led craft-making efforts for the annual Holiday Bazaar, and designed sacred banners that grace the FUMC sanctuary during all seasons. In addition to music, Marilynn enjoyed snow skiing, gardening, cooking, travel, and spending time with family and friends, especially her thirteen grandchildren. Marilynn was pre-deceased by her devoted husband of 37 years, Joseph J. DiSalvo, and her brother, Vaughn Edward Wicks, Jr. Survivors include her three daughters and their families: Jennifer (Todd) Cornell, Drew, Brad, and Grace of Richmond, VA, Cynthia (Derrick) Hart, D.J. and Shannon of Stamford, and Alice (Chris) Jent, Jimmy, Corrin and Robin of Johns Creek, GA. She is also survived by her three stepchildren and their families: Gerianne Gabrielle, of Carmel, NY, Donna (Michael) DiScala, Natalie (Ricky) Grillo and Vincenzo, Jaclyn and Michael Jr. DiScala of Norwalk, and Joseph (JoAnn) DiSalvo, Maria and Joseph Jr. of Hopewell Junction, NY. The DiSalvo family welcomes all friends and relatives to call on Friday, September 1st from 4pm-6pm at Bosak Funeral Home, 453 Shippan Avenue, Stamford, CT. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 2nd at 1:30pm at First United Methodist Church, 42 Cross Road, Stamford, CT. Interment will immediately follow at Queen of Peace R.C. Cemetery, Rockrimmon Road, in Stamford. In lieu of flowers, the family asks you to consider making a donation, in the name of Marilynn W. DiSalvo, to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 20090-6011, www.alz.org, or Project Music, P.O. Box 112016, Stamford, CT 06902, www.projectmusic.org. If you would like to leave a message of condolence for the family you may visit the funeral home’s online guestbook at www.bosakfuneralhome.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bosakfuneralhome.
Marilynn graduated from Northwestern University with a bachelors of arts in music in 1962. She was an elementary music teacher in Evanston and Winnetka, Illinois. She moved to Stamford in 1967. In 1972, she joined the staff of First United... View Obituary & Service Information
Obituary & Service
Marilynn graduated from Northwestern University with a bachelors...View More
Customized sympathy cards. Mailed for you.Send a Card
Photos & Videos
Share and view memories of Marilynn...View Photos & Videos