Marilyn J. (Costas) Vounessea


Claim this Obituary
North Andover, MA - Marilyn J. (Costas) Vounessea, 72, of North Andover, Mass., died on Sunday, May 12, 2019, at the Holy Family Hospital in Methuen. She was the devoted wife of 51 years to Steven Vounessea. She was born in Peabody, Mass., and was the daughter of the late James and Sevi Costas. She was raised in Danvers, Mass., graduating from Danvers High School in 1964. She later graduated from the Chandler School for Women in Boston in 1966.
Marilyn had been a real estate broker with the Schruender Real Estate firm in North Andover for over 10 years prior to her retirement. She was an avid reader, enjoyed gardening around her home and doing needlepoint and crossword puzzles. She had been a member of the daughters of the Eastern Star. What she cherished most was being with her family and being "YiaYia" to her grandchildren. She is survived by her husband, Steven; her son and daughter-in-law, Stefan and Lea Vounessea of Peabody; her daughter and son-in-law, Krista and Eric Lynch of North Andover; her seven grandchildren, Alana, James, Alyssa and Janna Vounessea, all of Peabody, and Michael, Olivia and Emily Lynch all of North Andover; a sister and brother-in-law, Carolee and James McCulloch of Danvers; a sister-in-law, Ruth Galaris of Sayville, N.Y.; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, May 16, from 4 to 8 p.m., at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home at the 82 Lynn St., Peabody facility. Her funeral will be held on Friday at 11:30 a.m. from the funeral home followed by Services in St. Vasilios Greek Orthodox Church, 5 Paleologos St., Peabody, at 12:30 p.m. Burial will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Peabody. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, MA Chapter, 101 A First Ave., Waltham, MA 02451 in her memory. For directions and guestbook, please visit
Published on May 15, 2019
Plant a tree in memory
of Marilyn
Plant a tree

Obituary published in


Print Guestbook

A place to share condolences and memories.

Share your condolences and special memories.
The guestbook expires on August 12, 2019.

2 posts

Richard LaChapelle
May 15, 2019
I was shocked and greatly saddened when I read of Marilyn’s passing in the Salem News this morning. I was numbed to read that Marilyn was no longer with us. I remember her well as an extraordinary woman. Marilyn had a heart of gold. I still remember her as if it was only yesterday. She had such a warm and loving attitude towards everyone.
Janice Comeau Patrizz
May 15, 2019
I'm so sorry.