Date of Passing:
Gendron, Marilyn (Collins), 63, of Barrington, died peacefully on January 3, 2024, at the Rhode Island Hospital, Providence.
Born in Providence, a daughter of Henry V. Collins Jr. and Eloise “Skooky” (Gideon) Collins of Barrington, she spent both her childhood and much of her adult life as a resident of Barrington.
For many years Marilyn worked as a bartender at the Hot Club and Nick-A-Nees in Providence before joining her son and daughter-in-law in Lubbock, TX where, together, they ran the Llano Cubano food truck. Recently, she returned to Barrington to care for her parents.
She enjoyed photography, crafting, reading, gardening, and spending time as “Tu Tu” with her loving granddaughter.
She is survived by a son, John H. Gendron and his wife Lyndsi of Lakeland, FL; a granddaughter Pepper Lucia Gendron; a sister, Carolyn Collins and her partner Duffy Doiron of Barrington along with a niece, Peri Cianchette and a nephew, Asa Cianchette; a brother, Patrick Collins and his wife Yue Ling Chung of Barrington along with a nephew Derrick Chung and nieces Amelia and Avery Collins; and her four-legged companions Boo and Brody.
A private service will be held at United Methodist Church in Barrington and a private graveside burial will be held in Forest Chapel Cemetery in Barrington. Calling hours and flowers are respectfully omitted.
Should friends desire, memorial donations in Marilyn’s name may be made to Providence Animal Rescue League or Providence Inner City Arts (PICA).
A Celebration of Marilyn’s Life will be held on a date and time to be announced.