Remembering Marilyn Veltri

Marilyn and John Veltri bought their first home on Higgins Beach in 1980 and quickly became part of the beach community.  Both remained very active in the Higgins Beach Association.  Ultimately, they choose Maine and Higgins for their home.  They converted their Higgins Beach cottage to a year round residence to retire to the place they loved and be a part of the community.  In 1991, they moved to their retirement dream home at the top of Morning Street.

We have enjoyed many wonderful meals and good times with Marilyn and John  and she will be sadly missed by the Higgins Beach community.  We will miss her smiles, her stories and her love for Higgins.

Her obituary from the Portland Press Herald reads as follows:

SCARBOROUGH - Marilyn A. Veltri, of Scarborough, passed away peacefully at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, on April 12, 2018.

She was born in Stratford, Conn., and graduated from Danbury High School. She attended Becker Junior College in Worcester, Mass.  Marilyn worked for Kimberly-Clark Corp., as an administrative assistant for 25 years.  Upon retirement, she and John moved to the coast of Maine, where they enjoyed many happy years, surrounded by a wonderful group of friends.

Marilyn is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 64 years, John; her sister, Joan (John); her daughters, Michelle (Ron), and Dennie (Dennis); and four adoring grandchildren.

No services will be held at this time.  Arrangements entrusted to Hobbs Funeral Home, Scarborough.  Online condolences may be expressed at

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made in her name to one of the following:

Hospice of Southern Maine
180 U.S. Route 1 #1
Scarborough, ME 04074, or

The Cancer Community Center
778 Main Street
South Portland, ME 04106, or

International Myeloma Foundation
12650 Riverside Drive Suite 206
North Hollywood, CA 91607