Marilyn Ruth Mestel (nee Mazer) of Westport died March 17 of lung cancer. She was 82.
Marilyn Mestel: community volunteer. Contributed photo
She was born in Brooklyn, New York to Lillian and Nathan Mazer. She raised her five children in Bayside, New York with her husband Harvey Mestel, who died in December 1992.
She lived in Westport for the past 21 years with her youngest daughter, Laura Mestel Rubin, her son-in-law Fred, and two of her grandchildren, Melanie and Jordan.
She volunteered at the Norwalk Cancer Center for over 15 years, ushered at the Westport Playhouse, took art classes at the Senior Center, and shared her delicious baking and beautiful crafts with friends in the community.
She is survived by five children, 11 grandchildren and their spouses and significant others. “Nana” Marilyn instilled beauty in all that she touched, for which her family is eternally grateful.
Funeral services were held Monday, March 19 at The Conservative Synagogue at 30 Hillspoint Road.
Contributions in Marilyn Mestel’s memory can be made to either the Smilow Cancer Hospital (memo: The Thoracic Oncology Translational Research Fund, Dr. Scott Gettinger) and mailed to YNHH Development, PO Box 1849, New Haven, CT 06508 or Norwalk Hospital Foundation (memo: Restricted to Whittingham Cancer Center) and mailed to Norwalk Hospital Foundation, 34 Maple St., Norwalk, CT 06856.