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Marion Esther (Fountain) Ogorzalek

July 13, 1922 ~ December 25, 2018 (age 96)

Marion Esther (Fountain) Ogorzalek, 96, of Portland, beloved wife for thirty-three years of the late John E. Ogorzalek, passed away on December 25, 2018 at Apple Rehab, Cromwell.  Born in Middletown, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Mary (Wallet) Fountain.

Marion lived in Portland most of her life and was a member of Saint Mary Church in Portland.  She graduated Middletown High School Class of 1940 and worked at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft manufacturing during WWII and later went into Real Estate for fifteen years.  She enjoyed shopping, dining out and cooking for family and friends.  Family was the center of Marion’s heart.

Marion is survived by two sons, John A. Ogorzalek of Dummerston, VT and Richard R. Ogorzalek and his wife, Susan of Portland; two daughters, Rosemary Kivlin and her husband Michael of East Hampton and Christine Wilson and her husband Thomas of Portland; nine grandchildren, Philip, Nicholas (Jeanette), Christopher, and Cole Ogorzalek, Rebecca, Stephen, and Shannon Kivlin, and Kaitlin and Kevin Wilson and two great grandchildren, Gabriella House and Brayden Ogorzalek.

Marion was predeceased by her dog, Mariah whom she loved so much.

Funeral services were private.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Marion’s memory may be made to Saint Mary’s Church, 51 Freestone Avenue, Portland, CT 06480 or to the Portland Food Bank, 7 Waverly Ave, Portland, CT 06480. To share memories or send condolences to the family, please visit

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