Margaret Mary Arolfo Marshall

Our belovMargaret Arolfo Marshalled mother, Margaret Mary Arolfo Marshall went to be with our Heavenly Father on Sunday, February 1, 2015 at the age of 94 after a brief battle with breast cancer. She passed away peacefully at home with her children by her side.

Left to cherish the memories are her children and their spouses, Byron W. Marshall Jr and Carol Leigh Pauls, Velvet Catherine and George R. Dixon, Dr. Crystal Marshall Brady and William Brady, Lawrence W. Marshall and Dixie Hallimore She was so proud of her grandchildren and will always be remembered by Tamara Marshall Krake of Haywood,CA who gave her 3 great grandchildren; Douglas R. Dixon of Seattle, WA;Michelle M. Marshall of San Antonio; Marshall G. Dixon of Austin; Peggy Jo Dixon with two great grandchildren from Austin; Natasha Brady, Nikita Brady, Julia Brady and Dimitri Brady from Friendswood, and Jonathan D. Marshall of Dickinson. She is also survived by a beloved sister, Stella Arolfo Regini and two brothers, Jimmie Peter Paul Arolfo and Angelo L. Arolfo, along with numerous nieces, nephews, and many dear friends all of whom she loved and cherished.

She was born on March 21, 1920 in Hitchcock, TX to Lawrence and Catherine Daro Arolfo. At a young age, her parents moved to League City where she then became one of its longest, living resident’s. She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years Byron “Bob” Marshall who passed away in 1994, along with her parents, Lawrence and Catherine Daro Arolfo her two brothers, Joseph “JoJo” Arolfo and Johnnie L. Arolfo, Sr. Margaret and Bob were also part time residents of Tiki Island for more than 20 years.

In her younger days, not only was she a dedicated wife, mother, and farmer, she was active with numerous clubs and community organizations. For more than 90 years she was an active parishoner of St. Mary’s Catholic Church including St. Mary’s Altar Society, League City Lions Club, League City Jaycees, League City Garden Club, League City Historical Society, Houston Italian Federation, Clear Lake Italian Club, St. Johns Water Aerobics Swim Group, the Tuesday Morning Coffee Club that dates back to 1960, two Bunko groups for the past 40 years and lunches with the Fabulous Four.

Our mother had a love for life, her family and God. She had a gift to turn lemons into lemonade and all enjoyed being around her. She never met a stranger and will be deeply missed by her family and friends. She will be remembered for her beautiful smile, warm spirit, sparkling laughter, great parties, and the wonderful tasty home cooked meals such as her delicious stuffed crabs, lasagna, angel food and pound cakes, flan and pecan pies.

Pall bearers are Johnny Arolfo Jr, Lawrence Arolfo Jr, Angelo Arolfo Jr, Raymond Bartels, Joseph D. DiIorio and Lawrence P. DiIorio.

Crowder Funeral Home in League City has arranged for the family to receive friends from 5:30-7pm on Wednesday February 4, 2015 at St Mary’s Catholic Church located at 1612 E. Walker, League City, TX 77575 with vigil and rosary to follow. On Thursday, February 5, 2015 a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 at St Mary’s Catholic Church with interment at Mt Olivet Catholic Cemetery in Dickinson, TX.


  1. I want to express my deepest condolences to all of the family. I will miss my Godmother. As cousins, my mother and Margaret were always close as they grew up together. I’ve seen photographs of my mother and Margaret having fun and enjoying each other’s company long before either of them married. Particularly in the 1950’s and early 1960’s my family and the Marshall family would visit at each other’s home to enjoy an evening of conversation about the events of the day and to discuss what had happened recently in their lives. It was an opportunity for the children to play. In those days it seemed like whenever the Marshall’s would visit our home, all of the children would always end up playing with Tinker Toys. The children pressed their parents for these visits for the enjoyable play time. But, at the same time, I know the adults enjoyed these visits, especially since Margaret was always so upbeat and fun to be around. Until the very end whenever I visited Margaret, she nearly always brought up the times when our families visited regularly and the kids played with Tinker Toys. Also to this day when I meet any of Margaret’s children, the subject of Tinker Toys and the fun of those days 60 years ago usually are mentioned. I will always cherish these great memories.

    Raymond Bartels
  2. A bright light has gone out on earth, but a new bright light shines in Heaven. Sending lots of love to ALL the family. I loved your mom and all she stood for – God, family, friends & fun.

    Madeline Cassina Kotila
  3. I remember Mrs. Marshall well from my days at True Cross School and the little white church in League City. She was such a gracious lady. I am so sorry for your loss and prayers are with your family.

    Nancy Creppon Cansler
  4. I am so very sorry this has happened…I loved Margaret, and have fond memories of knowing her for so many years. Stella, I pray you will be strong at this time…and the rest of the family, I pray the peace of the Holy Spirit will be felt in each of you. God’s blessings,
    Vola Regini

    Vola Regini
  5. A truly gracious Lady – in the twenty years of playing Bunko with Margaret, I never heard her speak ill of anyone. She had the most wonderful sense of humor, and kept us laughing often. She was loved by all of us and she will be missed.

    Carolyn Burrell
  6. Her bright smile and cheerful spirit will surely be welcomed in heaven as much as it will be missed here on earth. My prayers are with the family that you will experience peace and joy as you celebrate her life.

    Connie Wilmeth
  7. Byron, Crystal, Velvet and Lawrence, I just heard of your mother’s passing. I am so very sorry. I am sad that I was not at the funeral. I was thinking of her and had just asked my sister Susan if anyone had heard how she was doing. She was such an amazing lady! I have so many fond memories of our families getting together through the years.
    The card table in heaven is now full with our parents together again. May all their hands be winners. My prayers are with you all.

    Sharon Verkkin Seago
  8. Mom.
    Just now read all the wonderful comments and sorrows and how truly I am blessed to have a mother like you. May God continue to bless us all and may you continue to be a blessing to all.
    Love Lawrence

    Lawrence Marshall

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