Marilyn Joyce Monzeglio Sohoel
(October 17,1938 – January 10, 2016)
Brewster-Marilyn Sohoel, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, of Brewster, MA, age 77, died peacefully, surrounded by her family on January 10, 2016, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.
She was born on October 17, 1938 in Hartford, CT, the daughter of the late Charles and Arcolina (Preli) Monzeglio. Marilyn is survived by three children; Deborah Sohoel-Goldberg of West Yarmouth, MA, Robert Lamson (Alyson) of Medway, MA, and Kristin Sohoel-Smith (Geoffrey) of Tucson, AZ. She leaves five grandchildren--Grace Sohoel-Goldberg, Alex Goldberg, Matthew Lamson, Casey and Lindsey Sohoel-Smith--and family abroad. She was predeceased by her loving husband Eivind Olav Sohoel and their granddaughter Madeline Sohoel-Lamson.
Marilyn was a Who’s Who Graduate from Annhurst College, in Woodstock CT, and taught at Glastonbury High School, in Glastonbury, CT. She was also an active Alumni and parent at Mount St. Joseph Academy and Kingswood-Oxford, School, West Hartford, CT. She was Past President of the Glastonbury Women’s Club, and a founder of Concerned Citizens of East Hampton, CT, a grassroots environmental group.
Marilyn and her husband Eivind worked hand in hand to grow SPM Instrument into an international company with its inception in Sweden. Marilyn was the comptroller for the company and her husband Eivind served as President and Director of Research and Development of SPM INSTRUMENT US (USA) in Marlborough, CT.
After Marilyn and Eivind retired to Cape Cod, they launched MILC CORPORATION, a Research and Development consulting firm.
On Cape Cod Marilyn found joy in hiking, sailing and spending time with family. She was an active member of her community, belonging to Conservative Women of Cape Cod, volunteering at St. Pius X School, and attending prayer groups. She was also a member of The Vinland Lodge, a club with members of Scandinavian heritage. She supported the Cape’s diverse community by teaching English as a Second Language through First Parish Brewster.
Our family would like to express our thanks and gratitude to Mom’s surgeons, her oncologist, Dr.Wassif Saif, of Tufts Medical Center Boston, MA, and the entire 8th floor Hematology/Oncology staff, for the wonderful and dignified care and support she received.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral at St. Pius X Church, Station Avenue, South Yarmouth, MA 02664, on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 12 noon.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Maddie Lamson Scholarship Fund c/o Medway High School, 88 Summer St., Medway, MA 02053.