Marion C. Landry, 93, died at 12:49 a.m. Friday July 12, 2019 at Salem Regional Medical Center. In 1952, Marion married her first husband, Jeremiah Schey, who passed away in 1972. In 1974, was married to Chester Landry until his death in 2000.
She was born October 14, 1925 in Providence Rhode Island, the daughter of the late Charles and Ida (Ciampa) Porcaro. Marion resided in Warwick for most of her life until 2004 when she moved to Salem Ohio to live with her daughter Betty and husband Jack Brothers. Marion started her teaching career as a volunteer at the local Head Start program in Warwick Rhode Island. That is when she fell in love with teaching preschoolers. Never graduating high school, Marion went back to school to gain her GED. After that, while working full time as a preschool teacher at Head Start, she went on to receive her Bachelor's degree in education from Roger Williams College in Rhode Island at the age of 40. She was a preschool teacher with the Head Start program for 10 years and finishing her career at St. Kevin's Catholic School in Warwick, Rhode Island, retiring in 2000.
Marion leaves a daughter Betty Brothers and husband Jack, and a son Gerald Schey. She was the step-mother of Jo-Ann Hartman and her husband Jim, Maureen Evans and her husband Bob, Michael Landry and wife Sandra, and the late Helen Landry, Carol Landry, and Dennis Landry. She was also a beloved grandmother and great-grandmother. Marion was one of six children. Preceding her death were four of her siblings, Felix, Marcelline, Irene, and Sister Dorothy Porcaro, leaving Helen Curtis as the sole surviving sibling.
Her funeral will be held Friday, July 19, 2019 at 9 a.m. from the Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Home, 2435 Warwick Avenue, Warwick with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Benedict Church, Beach Avenue. Burial will be in the Rhode Island Veterans’ Cemetery, Exeter. Visiting hours Thursday, 4-7 p.m. Information and condolences, visit TheQuinnFuneralHome.com