Marion A. Singleton

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Marion Anita Singleton, 83, born in Brooklyn, NY on May 3, 1938, passed away peacefully on October 3, 2021. She was the daughter of German immigrants, George and Erna Theis.

Marion, beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and “Grandma” to countless children over the past 40 years, started her lifetime of dedication to others as a RN at Linden General Hospital.

She married the love of her life, George Byron Singleton in 1968 and devoted herself to raising her family. Marion was a longtime parishioner of St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church. She served faithfully for over 50 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George; her stillborn son, and her beloved step-daughter Linda Kenney.

Cherished mother of Anita (Herman) Reiss, Janis (Matthew) Lumley and Gary (Kimberly) Singleton and step-mother of Donna Monsanto and Doreen Baldwin. Sister to George (Arlene) Theis, Herb (Evelyn) Theis and Donald (Alla) Theis. Loving grandmother of Nicholas Reiss; Mark, Alexandra and Eric Lumley; Ashleigh, Kaitlyn, James and Logan Singleton; Christine (Daniel) Lynch; Brittany, James (Stacey), and Richard Kenney; Jennie, Denise and Bryan Baldwin; and Tracy (Jeffrey) Davis. Devoted great-grandmother of 12.

Our family would like to express our sincere and overwhelming gratitude for the love, care and support provided by the ICU and CCU staff at St. Catherine’s of Sienna Hospital, Smithtown, NY. They provided comfort while we were unable to be by her side.

In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial donations to organizations that support her love of children and research toward the elimination of breast cancer that has touch so many lives: Saratoga Therapeutic Equestrian Program (STEP), Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation or a similar charity of your choice.


Visitation: October 8, 2021 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Branch Funeral Home Smithtown
190 E. Main St.

Visitation: October 8, 2021 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Branch Funeral Home Smithtown
190 E. Main St.

Service: October 9, 2021 10:00 am

St. Andrews Lutheran Church
30 Brooksite Drive


Pinelawn Memorial Park
2030 Wellwood Avenue

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Marion A. Singleton 's name.

Saratoga Therapeutic Equestrian Program

PO Box 2918
Glenville, NY

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation


Memories Timeline


  1. candleFor my loving Aunt, thank you for all of your love and caring. I will always remember the example you were to me when I lived with you while I was in my early high school years.

  2. candleIn loving memory of a very special woman who touched many and will never be forgotten. A donation has been made to Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Sending all my love during this difficult time.

  3. candleAnita,
    My condolences to you and your family. May God comfort you all as you go through this difficult time.
    Please know that you are in my prayers and that I am here for you.

  4. Marion touched so many lives with her love, caring and faithfulness. I remember well the huge number of children who were nurtured by her “mothering” during Bible study. Her devotion to her Savior and her commitment to serve others was and will always be a gracious memory I get to hold onto. God be with all who grieve and may Light perpetual shine upon her.
    Pastor Wayne P. Gollenberg

  5. I worked with George for many years and had the pleasure of meeting you. You were a warm and gentle heart and made every day I spoke with you a little better. Rest now and join George in the amazing presence and love of our Lord and Savior

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