Marilyn J. Oberg, 81

Marilyn J. Oberg

HIRAM — Marilyn J. Oberg, 81, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, at Maine Medical Center.

Born in Portland, Marilyn was the daughter of the late Lawrence Tarr and Nellie Chick. She attained her bachelor’s degree from the University of Maine, where she was a member of the Alpha Omicron Pi sorority.

Following college, Marilyn taught for a couple of years in Massachusetts before moving back to Portland to raise her family. Throughout her life, Marilyn’s top priority was caring for her daughters. She married Ronald Oberg in 1975 and moved to South Hiram. Ron and Marilyn were inseparable, sharing 40 years of marriage.

Marilyn enjoyed many things in life, especially Bruins hockey, genealogy and being with her grandchildren. However, she was best known for her love of handiwork. Marilyn enjoyed rug hooking, needlepoint and knitting. Her skills were passed on to countless customers, who took lessons from her when she owned Needler’s Delight Yarn Shop in South Hiram. In addition to her owning a business, she worked at the Yield House in North Conway for several years.

She was a strong-willed person who always took care of others. She will be deeply missed.

Marilyn is survived by her devoted husband, Ronald Oberg; daughters, Kimberly Oricchio of Plattsburgh, N.Y., Karen Stripp of Glenwood Springs, Colo. and Kellie Smith of Falmouth; her six grandchildren; and sister, Lucille Twaddel of Gorham.

Visiting hours celebrating Marilyn’s life was held on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, at the Conroy-Tully Walker Funeral Home, 172 State Street, Portland. Burial will be held in the spring in Bridgton.

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In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131.

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