Marlyn Novak, 80, of Naples, Florida, unexpectedly passed away Wednesday, December 21, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. Marlyn was the daughter of Catherine (Vertucci) St. Amour and Albert St. Amour of Fort Johnson. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Frank Novak.
Marlyn was the proprietor for Rosette Ceramics in Amsterdam for many years. Her artistry and creativity soared in everything she did. Floral arrangements was one of her passions.
Upon relocating to Naples, she became active in the community. As a realtor for Platinum Properties, she made lifelong friends that became her family.
Marlyn was an avid golfer and a member of Quail Creek Village Country Club. Recently she said “I shot the best game of my life.” She will be remembered for the lively parties and luncheons she organized for her golf and women’s clubs.
Marlyn was a very caring and compassionate person, helping those in need. Marlyn loved animals. Never was her home without a rescued dog.
Marlyn loved to cook and was always baking a new recipe to share with her family and friends. Her holiday delectables are epic.
Marlyn was a cancer survivor. She survived with sheer will and optimism. During her illness she expressed her heartfelt gratitude to her loving family and friends for the support, love and prayers in giving her the strength to fight. She was devoted to and loved her family, her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and will be sadly missed by all who knew her.
Marlyn is survived by her son, Bryan and Christina (Simone-Blanton) Novak of Amsterdam, NY; and daughter, Cheryl (Novak) MacPhee of Naples, FL; grandson, Ryan (Jamie) MacPhee of Bonita Springs, FL; granddaughters, Kelsey and Kayla Blanton of Amsterdam, NY; and great-grandchildren, Declan and Kaia MacPhee of Bonita Springs, FL.
There will be a chapel service at St. Mary’s Cemetery on August 5, at 1 p.m. Following the chapel service, there will be a Celebration of Life held at the Novak Family residence. Please RSVP to (518) 842-0577.
In lieu of flowers, make donations to your local animal rescue or charity of your choice in memory of Marlyn Novak.