Marilyn M. Roper, a resident of Darien, Connecticut since 1964, passed peacefully from death to life on February 15, 2017. She is now united in heaven with her husband of 35 years, Leslie Harvey Roper of Stamford and Darien, CT. Marilyn was born in Stamford CT on June 22, 1924, the only daughter of the late Romer John Myers of Pound Ridge, NY and Mary Carpenter Myers of White Plains, NY. Marilyn served her country in the US Marine Corps during WW II.
Marilyn met her future husband while she and her girlfriend were driving on West Ave in Darien. They noticed him in uniform hitchhiking to the Noroton Heights Train Station and gave him a ride. Within a year, Marilyn and Leslie were married at Stamford’s historic St. John’s Episcopal Church on May 10, 1947. Leslie and Marilyn raised three beautiful daughters during their lives in Wilton, Hamden and mostly Darien: Dyanne Leslie Roper of Seal Beach, CA; Nancy Lynn Roper of Tulsa, OK, and Susan Elizabeth Roper-Connaughton of Greenwich, CT. Marilyn also has two grandchildren, Elizabeth Wiegelt of Waddell, AZ, and Jonathan Hosmer, of Manhattan, NY.