Marie C. (Collett) Baranowski January 13, 2021

Marie C. (Collett) Baranowski, of Attleboro, formerly of Milton, died Wednesday January 13, 2021.

Born in Quincy and raised in Milton, Marie was a graduate of Milton High School. She was a retired clerk at Financial Publishing Company. Marie greatly enjoyed family gatherings, especially at the Cottage at Big Sandy Pond, bingo with friends, loved to socialize with family and friends and loved seeing all her nieces and nephews and being able to see their children.

Beloved wife of the late Brian J. Baranowski. Loving daughter of Alicia M. (McHugh) Collett and the late Robert C. Collett. Sister of Robert C. Collett Jr, John Collett, Elizabeth C. MacElhaney, Diana Littleton and the late Donna Ross.

A private family funeral service will be followed by interment in Milton Cemetery.

A private family funeral service will be followed by interment in Milton Cemetery.


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    Tom Lally says

    Collette Family ~ I am so sorry for your loss. Marie was a sweetheart and so much fun to be around. I always remember her laugh. Such special memories we have of summers on the pond with your family over the years that I’ll treasure always. Marie will always have a special place in our hearts and will be missed by all.

    Love to all of you,

    Tom Lally (aka Fisk)

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      Diana Littleton says

      Thank you So sorry about your recent loss of your mother. I can see her sitting on the deck looking at the water. She will be missed.

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    Susan Craig says

    My dearest sweet Marie
    It’s with a heavy heart to write these words
    You are my closest, dearest best friend for 49 plus years. We grew up across the street from each other and since 1st grade we were soul sisters from day one. I will never have another friend like you Marie (Oprah and Gayle got nothing on us!). I am and will always be your #1 fan.
    We shared everything growing up from clothes, our families, secrets, our love of music and more. We spent hours upon hours singing to 8 tracks and dancing in your living room (Bay City Rollers, Boz Scaggs, Three Dog Night and the Beach Boys to name a few). We watched every Frankie Avalon / Annette Funicello movie, every Elvis movie and that silly creature double feature on weekends. I’ll never forget when The Sound of Music came to our little East Milton Square theater and we must have seen it a hundred times and never grew tired of it. We tanned ourselves on the dock at the cape, water skied and chased boys a little (sorry Momma “C”). With my paper route money, I was her candy connection at Carrigan’s corner. And as teenagers, Marie’s love of the soaps (i.e., GH and One life to live) got me hooked as well. I wasn’t allowed to watch TV but that didn’t stop me from doing it at Maries across the street.
    Marie married a man who adored her and she was blessed in her marriage. I love my memories of the two of them visiting me in Florida or me hanging in the infamous basement on Adams street. Brian shared the same love of music and musicals and we would stay up till the wee hours of the morning playing music and singing to our favorites.
    Marie has made me a stronger person and has made a permanent impact on my life that I will cherish. I am a better person for having known her. What a legacy she has left with her positivity with all she has endured. I’m honored to have been her friend.
    Marie-have a great journey up there in heaven honey. I’m sure we’ll meet again. I love you, friends forever. To the Collett family my deepest heartfelt sympathy.

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