Marion Morey Meenan, 80

October 23, 2023

Marion Morey Meenan, 80, a Lincoln resident since 1968, passed away at Care Dimensions Hospice House on October 9, 2023. She was the wife of the late Robert L. Sutherland.

She was born in Washington, DC on January 25, 1943 as the daughter of the late Joseph H. Morey, Jr. and Marion (Leeson) Morey. After growing up in Buffalo, New York and graduating from Brown University in 1964, Marion held several jobs in publishing in New York City and Boston.

As she raised her two daughters, Marion became a devoted volunteer for several local organizations and activities while working on a part-time basis for Brandeis University. She later returned to school, earning an MBA at Babson College in Wellesley. Subsequently, she held several management positions at XRE Corporation in Littleton before becoming Vice President of Engineering. 

Her retirement years were joyfully spent sharing life’s adventures with those she loved most. Special bonds were formed with each arriving grandchild over the years. She was an extremely loyal and devoted fan, attending every hockey game, horse show and extracurricular event involving any grandchild. She enjoyed attending theater and ballet performances, visiting museums, traveling, biking, cross country skiing, hiking and walking. Marion became a proud resident of the vibrant and loving community at The Commons in the final years of her life. Among the many qualities that endeared Marion to many, she will be profoundly missed for her positive influence, supportive nature, love for learning and zest for life. 

She is survived by two daughters, Susan Barron and her husband Dev and Loraine Cook and her husband Steve, all of Concord, five grandchildren, Thomas Barron, Annie Barron, Charlie Cook, Peter Cook, and Ben Cook. She was the sister of Susan Morey Harries and the late Loraine Morey Rust. 

A private burial service will be held at the Lincoln Cemetery on November 24, 2023, which marks the 31st wedding anniversary of Marion and Bob.  A private reception will follow.  

Marion valued education, “expeditions” and equal rights. In lieu of flowers, please honor Marion’s spirit by enjoying an adventure or fun activity, signing up for that class you’ve always wanted to take and of course, making sure to register to vote.

Arrangements are entrusted to Dee Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Concord.  To share a memory or to offer a condolence in Marion’s online guestbook, please visit