Marion Boczan Denny, 90, Citrus Hills, Hernando, Florida, died peacefully on Sept 19, 2021 at Crescent Point in Niantic, CT. Marion was born on September 13, 1931 in New York, New York to the late Frank and Grace Bozcan. She spent her early years in Hungary. She was married to her late husband, William “Bill” Denny in 1954, raised her family of five in Old Saybrook, Connecticut before moving to Vermont and Florida. As the matriarch of the family, Marion enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Marion loved having her family around, her eyes lit up when her family was near her. With her family and friends, she enjoyed playing games, camping, skiing or just visiting, She was very proud of her Hungarian heritage and taught us all to make her version of chicken paprikash, Hungary’s signature dish. She welcomed all visitors and always had room at her oversized table for them.
When Marion wasn’t entertaining her family, she was an avid game player and loved sharing her passion with others. She could be found playing Mahjongg, bridge or dominos with family and friends. Along with her passion for games, she was a voracious reader who passed the love of books onto her children. They always left her home with a new pile of books to read and share.
She was also a traveler, from the Outer Banks to South America to Hungary and Canada. She would spend summers at the shore with her husband in their RV to be able to visit with family.
Left to cherish her memory are her sons, William Denny Jr (Nancy), Denton, NC, Matthew F. Denny (Sheree), Southport, NC; daughters, Amanda Tuthill (Michael) Middlefield, CT, Sharon LaCroix (Paul) Wheaton, IL, Abigail Ciaglo (Matthew) Colchester, CT; sister, Ethel Miano Trumbull, CT; 13 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at St. Scholastica Catholic Church in Lecanto, FL on October 22, 2021 at 10 am. Inurnment will follow at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL at 1 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in her memory to a charity of your choice.