Obituary of Marjorie Yovanovich
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Marjorie D'Amato Yovanovich, of Waterloo, passed away August 7, 2021, at the age of 88. She leaves her devoted husband of 55 years, Milan (Michael) Yovanovich, and her two daughters, Lisa Massie and her husband, Richard Massie, of Port Credit, and Linda Yovanovich and her husband, Robert (Bob) Conway, of London; and three beautiful grandchildren.
Born and raised in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, and the older daughter of Palmerino and Lillian D'Amato, she is survived by her older brother, Henry D’Amato, and younger sister, Patricia Arsenault; and predeceased by her older brothers Albert and Arthur D’Amato.
A proud graduate of Becker College in Worcester, Mass., she studied commercial journalism, attaining an Associate Degree in science, with High Honors. She met Michael at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she worked as the Office Manager of Dr. Warren Rohsenow, Michael's advising professor. After their marriage in 1966, Marge and Michael spent a short time in Poitiers, France; she and Michael relocated to Waterloo, where she raised their two children and volunteered on behalf of numerous local not-for-profit organizations.
The family thanks the compassionate palliative care team at Grand River Hospital for making Marjorie's final days comfortable.
To attend the visitation and Funeral Mass for Marjorie, personal face coverings are required, and relatives and friends must register (RSVP) at www.erbgood.com or by calling the funeral home at 519-745-8445. Visitation will take place at Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King Street South, Waterloo, on Tuesday August 10, 2021, from 2:00-4:00pm and 6:00-8:00pm. Funeral Mass will take place at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 173 Lourdes Street, Waterloo, on Wednesday August 11, 2021, at 11:00am. Reception to follow at Erb & Good Family Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Humane Society, Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, or MADD which can be arranged through the funeral home at www.erbgood.com or 519-745-8445.