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“Kathleen and Bob,I am so sorry to hear of Marylynn's passing. I'm sorry that we lost touch over the years. She was so kind and loving and she always...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Kim Beane - Poinciana, FL

“May the Holy Spirit be a comforter and bring peace to you and your family. God bless you ”
2 of 15 | Posted by: Tuwanna Samuels - Forney, TX

“Kathleen, Words cannot describe how sorry I am for both you and your Dad. Your entire family is in my thoughts and prayers. ”
3 of 15 | Posted by: Jessica Steckel - New Orleans, LA

“Bob and Kathleen, we are so sorry for your loss. We only had the pleasure of being with Marylynn several times, but she showed us nothing but what a...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Dan and Candy Longnecker - OH


5 of 15 | Posted by: Mattie Payton - Plano, TX

“Heartfelt prayers for strength and comfort, and may all those beautiful memories you have shared bring you peace and joy! ”
6 of 15 | Posted by: Mattie Payton - Plano, TX

“Kat,May the Lord Almighty be your comforter and give you the courage to endure your loss. Please take heart. ”
7 of 15 | Posted by: Joyce Enwerekowe - Dallas, TX

“Working with Marylynn at the library was an absolute joy. She was truly one of the kindest people I had ever worked with. With my deepest sympathy. ”
8 of 15 | Posted by: Ginny Listro - Cromwell, CT

“Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you. ”
9 of 15 | Posted by: Kat - Plano, TX

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
10 of 15 | Posted by: Barbara Kio - McKinney, TX

“Marylynn was a wonderful kind loving person who leaves a huge hole in the world, never did I hear a cross word from her, instead Marylynn always saw...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: A friend

“Sending love to my friend Kathleen and to her great family. Thinking of you all, sincerely, Kim Hunter (Kathleen's college roommate who loves her...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Kim Hunter - Litchfield, CT

“May Gods word found at 1 Thessalonians 4:14 bring you comfort and peace. God Keeps those who pass on in his perfect memory because they are precious...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: A friend

“When I think of Marylynn I think of someone who loved and cared very much. She was full of life and lived witnessing the Gospel of Jesus Christ and...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Liam White - Dublin, OH

“Our sincere sympathies for your loss. ”
15 of 15 | Posted by: Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home - CT


Marylynn Catherine (Gereg) Hobbs, 65, of Hamden, beloved wife of Robert V. Hobbs, passed away on Saturday, May 12, 2018 in Hamden after a long illness. She fought hard for over eight years and that fight is a testament to her strength, faith, and character. She was likely the kindest person you would ever meet. Marylynn was born in Rochester, NY, the daughter of the late Andrew and Mary “Mae” (Carey) Gereg on July 15, 1952. She went to high school at New Milford High School and graduated in 1970. She went on to earn a degree in Executive Science from Post University. She spent her final years prior to her illness working at Wethersfield Public Library, where she adored her colleagues and her patrons. She was also a Eucharistic Minister at St. Isaac Jogues in East Hartford with her husband, and she was a devoted Catholic until her final day with us. She enjoyed reading mysteries, going out to lunch, saying the rosary, watching QVC, and spending time with her family. She made frequent visits to Ireland with her husband and daughter to see the family she loved so much. Family was everything to her, including her chosen family. She lived most of her life in East Hartford. In addition to her devoted husband, Marylynn is survived by her loving daughter, Kathleen (Eric) Cropper of Branford; her brother Richard (Sallie) Gereg of Sachse, TX; three brothers-in-law, Declan (Trish), John (Diane), and Eamonn (Danielle); many nieces and nephews; including her goddaughter, Courtney; her great nieces and nephews; two “sisters of the heart,” Ann Montgomery and Maria Carpenter of CT; a special cousin, Mary (Kevin) Nicoll of NY; her family in Ireland, and her loyal friends from Wethersfield Public Library, especially Monica. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Hamden Health Care Center (especially Vickie, and Kim who were with her in her final moments) and CT Hospice (especially Laurie and Gene) for their support in her final days. Her family will receive friends for calling hours on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 from 5 - 8 p.m. at the Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home, 419 Buckland Road, South Windsor. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday at a time to be announced at St. Isaac Jogues Church, 1 Community Street, East Hartford. Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in East Hartford. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations for a scholarship in her name may be made to East Catholic High School, 115 New State Road, Manchester, CT 06042. Condolences may be left in Marylynn’s online guestbook at www.yourtribute.com