Marilyn Christine (Carlen) Sheridan of Dunstable, MA

1929 - 2023


April 18, 2023
10:00-11:00 A.M.
Dolan Funeral Home, 106 Middlesex St., N. Chelmsford

No Funeral Date Scheduled

Mrs. Marilyn Christine (Carlen) Sheridan a long-time resident of Dunstable, MA died March 3, 2023 at Lowell General Hospital.

Marilyn was predeceased by her husband Mr. William B. Sheridan and her daughter, Christine M. Sheridan of Nashua, NH. Born in Worcester, MA on November 3, 1929, she was the daughter of the late James E. and Mildred (Mangsen) Carlen.

She was a graduate of Dracut High School with the class of 1947 and received a Bachelor of Education from Lowell State College in 1951. She earned her Master of Education from Rivier College. Marilyn was employed with the town of Tewksbury as an elementary school teacher from 1957-1961, and with the town of Westford as an elementary school teacher at Nabnasset Elementary, Frost Elementary and Norman E. Day School before retiring in 1993. She was a member of the Westford Teacher’s Association.

Marilyn was an avid tennis enthusiast and player and was a member United States Tennis Association and Nashua Swim and Tennis Club. She was active in the community, volunteering with Meals on Wheels and the Dunstable Senior Center where she conducted Bone Builder classes.

During her retirement Marilyn traveled to Europe and Africa and enjoyed spending winters in Florida.  She also enjoyed her summers by her swimming pool spending time with her family and friends.

Besides her husband she, is survived by a son and his wife, William and Lynn (Luddy) Sheridan of Lisbon, NH; two daughters, Jane Sheridan of Dunstable and Anne Callan of Virginia Beach, VA; two brothers and their wives, James and Joan Carlen of Hudson, NH; and John and Patricia Carlen of Tombstone, AZ; a sister Mildred Mulno of Tewksbury; nine grandchildren, six great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.


Visitation Tuesday, April 18, 2023 from 10AM-11AM at Dolan Funeral Home, Chelmsford, MA. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.

3 Condolences for Marilyn Christine (Carlen) Sheridan of Dunstable, MA

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    Sandie Murphy


    Rest In Peace my dear Friend, ? were AMAZINGLY strong, you will be missed. Thank you for your friendship…♡

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    Barbara Field-Elwell


    To the Family of Mrs. Sheridan,
    I had Mrs. Sheridan as my 3rd grade teacher at the Shawsheen School in Tewksbury. She was truly one of my favorite teachers – I just had my 50th High School Reunion and we all talked about the teachers we had first – third grade and her name was brought up and I told them she was the reason I loved spelling. Great memories.
    My deepest sympathy to all of you,
    Barbara Field- Elwell

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    David F. Simmons


    My condolence to the Sheridan family. A nice lady, who always smiled and waved, while driving by my house, when I was outside doing yard work. Rest in peace

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