Marilyn C. Pastore


Marilyn C. Pastore 89 passed away on Wednesday, September 9, 2020. She was born in Schenectady, NY on October 27, 1930, to Ralph and Doris (Pearson) Cox.

In 1953 Marilyn married Paul Pastore and moved to Ballston Spa. Marilyn and Paul owned and operated Pastore Pharmacy in Ballston Spa. Through the years, Marilyn was very active in the community and could be seen at Jr. Women’s League gatherings, volunteering as a Brownie Troop Leader, organizing St. Mary’s School fundraisers and as an aide for their nursery school program.

With her husband Paul, Marilyn was an active member of the National Bottle Museum, Brookside Museum and the Ballston Spa Bicentennial Committee. In 2007, Marilyn and Paul
co-authored the book “Streetscapes Through Time.”

In her free time, Marilyn loved visiting Wolfeboro, NH, painting, art projects, playing the piano, sewing, baking, exercising, traveling, and visiting with family and friends. Above all, Marilyn’s most treasured times always were when she was wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

She was predeceased by her parents Ralph and Doris Cox, brother Robert Cox, and her husband Paul Pastore. Marilyn is survived by her daughters Susan Scott (Robert) of Clay, Nancy Piscitelli (John) of Saratoga Springs, Debbie Froehlich (Mike) of Baldwinsville, and Robbie Berg (Mitch) of South Glens Falls; grandchildren Bob Scott (Jessica) and Kristy Smorol (Dave); great granddaughter Ellie Scott; great grandsons Liam Scott and Mike Smorol; and several nieces and nephews.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic funeral services will be private.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the staff at the Home of the Good Shepherd in Saratoga Springs for their care, compassion, companionship and love that went above and beyond especially during these difficult times of COVID-19.

Memorial contributions in memory of Marilyn may be made to the Home of the Good Shepherd, Community Hospice of Saratoga, American Heart Association or the charity of your choice.

Guest Book

John Guiseppe

We said good-bye to Marilyn yesterday but the reality is that as long as we continue to love each other and stay together she will always be with us.

Gary Thompson

Hi Robbie, I am so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. You all are in my prayers. God bless you all, Gary T.

Meg Guiseppe Lau

Marilyn was a very sweet woman who was loved by so many! I especially loved her smile, her soft demeanor, and her positive energy. She will be missed very much but her love will live on through her amazing family! My deepest sympathies to all.

Marlene Denison

My condolences to Marilyn’s family. I always admired your Mom and Dad. They were so compassionate to everyone and contributed to our village. They are now together and enjoying each other as they always did. May she Rest In Peace.

Lou and Joyce Cook

Condolences to the family. God Bless and care for her.

Heidi Gerstenberger

I am so very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to your whole family. Cherish all the wonderful memories you had with your Mother Robbie❤️

Karen Pettigrew

I met Marilyn and Paul at the gym in Saratoga. They were both such gracious people and a pleasure to know. May your memories of their love comfort you.

Judy and Denny Fillmore

Mrs. Pastore was such a lovely woman who will be missed by many. I have fond memories of playing at the Pastore home. I remember how kind she and Mr. Pastore were to me as a young girl. Please accept our condolences.

Holly Gleason

Marilyn was an amazing woman who had the biggest heart And always had a smile on her face. I had some great memories with Marilyn that will stay with me forever. She made my day every morning that I would see her. ❤️

Cindy K

My sweet Marilyn,

It was an honor to have had the opportunity to know you, take care of you and to love you. Your smile brightened my days, your sense of humor kept me in stitches, your expressions won my heart and your love touched my soul.
To have known you and your beautiful daughters has brought so much joy to my life. Thank you for simply being the sweet woman you were!
You are gone from my sight but not from my heart! Rest In Peace Marilyn!

All my love, forever and always,

Cindy K.

Tara Yasenchak

So very sorry for your loss.
Prayers and thoughts for peace and strength going out to the whole family.

Wendy Lougee O’Brien

Marilyn will be missed. Paul and Marilyn were dear neighbors to the Lougee’s for sixty plus years, we were all so fortunate.

Rick Mangona

Although I may not see you every day your presence will always stay. Just want to say thank you for giving me the opportunity to learn and see just what a special person you are and thank you for trusting in me...As you journey continues may you Rest in Peace and enjoy the ride...R

Anne Pearson Umphrey

So very sorry to hear of Marilyn's passing. I always looked up to my cousin. When I was a little girl I would stay at her parent's home. I remember her going out on dates in her Bobby Soxer outfit, playing early Frank Sinatra, and being just the most interesting girl. She is now with her beloved husband. Sending love to Sue, Nancy, Debbie, and Robbie and all your families.

Jean Guiseppe

I am heartbroken that my best friend, my closest cousin, my hero has passed away. Marilyn will be missed. I am so sorry I will not be with her family to say good bye.