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Marlene M. Kirch

April 11, 2022

Marlene M. KirchMarlene Mary Busto Kirch, 70, Black River passed away Monday morning, April 11, 2022, at Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse.

Marlene was born in Watertown July 10, 1951, daughter of the late Manuel J. "Chub" and Ellen (Macaulay) Busto. She received her Licensed Practical Nursing degree through BOCES and retired as a self-employed LPN, working in home and Hospice care. She was devoted to her work as a nurse and especially loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Marlene is survived by her son, Morris Parish, Jr. and wife Mary Bennett Parish; four daughters, Mary Parish Irvin and husband Tracey Irvin II, Misty Parish Wekar and husband Jeffery Wekar, Joanne Kirch Rowsam and husband Robert Rowsam, and Tammy Kirch Olivas and husband Thomas Olivas; twelve grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; brother, Daniel Busto, FL; two sisters, Bonnie Busto Hall and husband Mark, E. Amherst and Susan Busto Dorame, FL; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Her sister, Patricia Busto Thompson, died September 23, 2000 and she was also predeceased by great-grandson Landin Weston.

Burial in North Watertown Cemetery and a private celebration of her life will take place at a time and date to be announced. Arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown and online condolences to Marlene's family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com. In lieu of flowers, donations in her name may be made to Pillar Point Volunteer Fire Department, 11430 Middle Rd., Dexter, NY 13634.


#17 Maureen Connors 2022-04-15 12:53
Aunt Marlene, you will be greatly missed. I will forever be grateful for the love and exceptional care you provided to my mother/your sister-in-law prior to her passing. Thank you for always checking in on me as well. Praying for peace and comfort for your family. Niece Maureen
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#16 Sara Daniels 2022-04-15 07:22
I met Marlene as a Caregiver For my mom a few years ago, and she was a sweet, loving woman. She will be in my prayers and I offer sincere condolences to Friends and Family.
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#15 Deborah Kozielec 2022-04-14 22:28
Dearest children and grandchildren and Danny and Susie and all the beautiful family members of our sweet and precious Marlene, my deepest and most sincere sympathies. We are the”Smith Street Gang” growing up together and learning about life. We have always cared and loved each other. It was a wonderful blessing to have Marlene part of that journey. So saddened by her passing BUT, because of our faiths, we will all be together again. Our days are a little darker with her passing BUT a special star in the heavens shines so brightly and we know Marlene is at rest and happy. TIP SWEET LADY. Debbie Frezzo Kozielec
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#14 Anita Szelc Tucker 2022-04-14 15:33
To Sisters Bonnie and Susan, Brother Daniel and Children of Marlene. Sorry to read about her passing. My thoughts are with you during this time of sorrow. May memories be a source of comfort at this time.
Blessed Be.
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#13 Tina Foti 2022-04-14 13:18
To All Of Marlene's Family: I'm so very sorry to read of Marlene's passing. Growing up on Smith St., we were all very close and played together throughout the neighborhood My brother Joe and Danny were like brothers, my dad and Mr. Busto both worked at The State and dear Marlene babysat Joey and I after school. She was fun, attentive and one of my favorite babysitters. Rest In Peace Marlene.
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#12 Joan BrownMistersaro 2022-04-14 10:19
I am soo sorry for your loss you sister Marlene. My thought and prayers are with you at this time. May God comfort you all with your loss.
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#11 Jill Mason 2022-04-14 09:59
I went to the Bryant & Stratton Business Institute with Marlene years ago. We had such a good time there. Remembering her leaves me with a big smile on my face, she was the best. Rest in peace, my friend!
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#10 Pete Smithers 2022-04-14 08:35
Sorry & Shocked To hear of Marlene's passing. Forever grateful for her care for our mother. I'm sure Chub, Ellen, Patty, Jessie & Marlene are all having coffee together and celebrating God's new member.! So sorry for the Busto / Kirch family loss.
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#9 Ellen Childs 2022-04-13 23:04
I will always be grateful for Marlene's wonderful care of and for my dad, Jim Glenn, during his last illness. Marlene and I together cared for him during his last hours. She truly went beyond the call of duty.
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#8 Denise Duffany 2022-04-13 19:54
Rest In Peace, sorry for your family’s loss
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