Beery, Marion Louise, 82, longtime resident of Bethpage passed away March 15, 2023. Beloved wife of the late Wallace. Loving mother of Stephen (Janice), Karen Conroy (Pat) and Deedee Sakmann (William). Cherished Nan of Stephanie (Justin), Gregory, Ashlin, Christina (Dean), Shelby (Brandon), Ceara, Sarah and Alana. Dear sister of Janice Benson-Mason (the late Warren) and Bert Benson (Toni). Treasured “Animal Mom” of Pepper, Nell, Elvis and Prince and reunited in Heaven with her many animals throughout the years. Marion was a proud Navy Veteran and a proud American, who loved her country. If anyone were to disrespect her country or her flag in her presence, you may get walloped and many did. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, and doing crafts. Marion was Martha Stewart before Martha, making delicious recipes and sharing them with the lucky few. If you couldn’t find her, you always knew where to look, in the kitchen. Her family always looked forward to her whoopie pies and savory chicken cutlets. She was a mother figure to countless people and she was the person everyone turned to in good times and bad. Marion was loved by so many that they became her extended family. Most called her “Mrs. B”, but the inner circle called her “Nan”. Nan would feed you, be your therapist, pick you up when you were in trouble, scold you for being in trouble and stitch you up if you were wounded. Her door was always open, she never turned anyone away, never judged and always listened. Marion would be your biggest fan but don’t get it confused, because if you were in her house, you will respect her and her rules. She was a true force to be reckoned with, because even though she was all of 5’2, she would toss you out like a bouncer at Mr. Beery’s. Marion was the original “Me Too” movement, she didn’t need to be liked by anyone and unwanted advances were met with a wallop, which she made sure to teach her daughters and granddaughters. She was Mother Theresa, Judge Judy and Calamity Jane all in one. Mrs. B never pulled a punch, spoke her mind and that made her one of a kind, a Beery. She was so much more and meant so much to so many, she will be forever missed. A celebration of Marion's life will be held Sunday, May 7th, 2pm at her home. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Marion's memory to the American Kidney Fund; kidneyfund.org.
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