Marilyn Ebbitt, 74, long-standing, former faculty member and Brunswick parent and friend, died peacefully at home on Saturday, August 3, after a long battle with cancer.
From 1981 to 1999, during her 18-year career at Brunswick, Marilyn taught Upper and Middle School English, served as department chair, and mentored countless boys as a trusted and kindhearted advisor.
Her son, Kenneth Cooper Ebbitt III, graduated from Brunswick in 1994.
“Marilyn devoted nearly two decades of her life to Brunswick School and our boys,” Headmaster Thomas W. Philip said. “She was so passionate about her subject and for the so many boys who were under her watch and care.”
A graduate of Marquette University, she received a master’s degree from Georgetown University. After her distinguished tenure at Brunswick, Marilyn served as headmistress at Marianapolis Preparatory School in Thompson, Conn., from 2001-2011.
Relatives and friends are invited to a visitation from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, August 9, at the Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam, Conn.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 10, at the Most Holy Trinity Church in Pomfret, Conn.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Marilyn’s memory to The Ebbitt Family Foundation, which supports college scholarships for the children of faculty and staff members. Gifts can be made online at www.marianapolis.org/ebbitt or by mailing a check to Marianapolis Preparatory Development Office, P.O. Box 304, 26 Chase Road, Thompson, Conn., 06277.