ROCKPORT — Marilyn Frances Winchenbach, 87, passed peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022, at the Sussman House in Rockport.

Born Jan. 27, 1935, to Oramon and Marion Armstrong Jones, Marilyn was a lifelong Rockport resident and graduated from Rockport High School. While in school, she enjoyed participating in local festivities and was crowned Kippy Carnival Queen and Sea Princess.

On March 10, 1956, Marilyn married the love of her life, Kenneth Winchenbach, and together they built a wonderful life with their four children. Marilyn spent most of her time raising and caring for her children, and in later years, her mother and grandchildren. Family was of most importance to her.

Marilyn and Ken enjoyed walking their daily route ‘over-town’ as they would say, and you could often find them taking in the beauty of Rockport Harbor and the gardens along the way.

Marilyn was the most happy when she was tending to her beautiful gardens and always keeping an eye out for new colors to add. With her love of music, she would often be singing along to her favorites. She will be greatly missed by all.

Marilyn’s family would like to thank the nurses at Windward Gardens that cared for her, Julie Pease for her love and support, and the wonderful and passionate nurses at the Sussman House.

Marilyn was predeceased by her loving husband Kenneth Winchenbach; her brothers, Lowell Jones and Alan Jones, and her sister-in-law Joanne Jones.

Marilyn is survived by her brother Roger Jones; her sister Carol Knapp and her husband Malcom; her children, David Winchenbach and his wife Valerie, Craig Winchenbach and his wife Tanya, Marilyn MacDonald and her husband Kirk, Glenn Winchenbach and his wife Shelley; her grandchildren, Josiah Winchenbach and his wife Molly, Carrie O’Hara and her husband Casey, Max Winchenbach, Sarah Marquis and her husband William, Leah Adolphsen and her husband Alex, Hannah Winchenbach, Alexandra MacDonald, Jeret Winchenbach; her great-grandchildren, Halie and David Winchenbach II, Kenneth and Aiden O’Hara; and many nieces, nephews, and extended family.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, Aug. 19, 2022, at Rockville Cemetery, Route 17, Rockport.

To share a memory or condolence with the Winchenbach family, please visit their Book of Memories at www.bchfh.com. Arrangements are in the care of Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock Street, Rockland.