Marilyn M. Neun Hoff

marilyn hoff

April 21, 1932 ~ August 5, 2023

Born in: Meriden, CT
Resided in: Cape Coral, FL

Marilyn Marie (Neun) Hoff, 91, of Cape Coral, FL, formerly of Meriden and Middletown, CT, loving wife of Howard Walter Hoff, passed away on August 5, 2023, at home surrounded by her family. She was born in Meriden on April 21, 1932, a daughter of the late Herman and Frieda (Hass) Neun. Besides her husband Howard, Marilyn leaves her daughters, Joyce Amann (Stephen) and Janice Hoff (Mark), her sons, Howard Jr. (Linda), Mark (Gina), Eric (Gail), and Christopher (Erin), her grandchildren, Nick (Brianna), Matt (Megan), Boomer (Cara), Lisa (Josh), Cassidy (Gavin), and Sam (Natalie), Rhea, Avery and Caleb Hoff, and her great-grandchildren, Levi and Cole Doughty. Marilyn was a life-long parishioner of St. John Lutheran Church in Meriden.

The family will forever be grateful to the 3rd floor team at Midstate Medical Center. They welcomed The Hoff Family (and all that that entails). During Mom’s 4-day stay, Dad was somehow elected union steward…Good luck to management.

Mom’s greatest joy was her family. Her favorite child was Liezal, her loyal German Shepherd dog. Mom was a prolific knitter, even winning awards. She especially enjoyed knitting while watching her beloved Red Sox beat that pinstriped team. Many claim to have seen sparks fly from the knitting needles during close games. Hammonasset was her favorite place, having camped there since she was a child. She passed that love on to three generations. Mom was an expert at stretching meals for a family of eight. A family favorite was her clam chowder. We never knew who would be lucky enough to get the clam. Mom asked that we not let Dad’s 95 birthday pass by on August 15th, and that we take good care of him. We got this, Mom!

A funeral service celebrating Marilyn’s life will be held on Saturday, August 12, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. in St. John Lutheran Church, 520 Paddock Ave., Meriden, CT 06450. Friends may visit with her family from 10:00-11:00 a.m. before the service. Interment will be held in Gethsemane Cemetery, Meriden. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name may be made to St. John Lutheran Church, 520 Paddock Ave., Meriden, CT 06450.


Visitation: August 12, 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am

St. John Lutheran Church
520 Paddock Avenue
Meriden, CT 06450


Funeral Service: August 12, 2023 11:00 am

St. John Lutheran Church
520 Paddock Avenue
Meriden, CT 06450


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  1. Joyce and family. My condolences to you and all your family on the passing of your Mother. As time passes you will always have her memories close to your heart.

  2. Joyce and family,
    I consider myself lucky to have had the pleasure of knowing her, if only briefly. A very special lady. May her spirit live on in joyful memories.

  3. Marilyn was an amazing woman who loved life and her family. It was a true pleasure to be able to know her for so many years. May she be welcomed into our Father’s open arms. All my love to the entire Hoff family. You are in my prayers.

  4. Sincere condolences to all of you. Marilyn was an amazing woman, who never met a stranger! Thank you for sharing her with us. Hugs and prayers to all of you.

  5. Aunti Marilyn will be greatly missed by anyone who knew her… My heart goes out to the whole family. There really are no words to describe the loss of someone who was so greatly loved, there is only an empty place in our hearts that lasts forever. May your family find comfort in knowing she is with our creator who loves her beyond our imagination.

  6. Our dear Marilyn lovingly welcomed us to Meriden in 1969 and kept us well-fed and cared for immediately. Since then, our friendship has grown in every way possible as we became part of her gracious family. I pray that you all will be comforted and blessed with fond memories.

  7. To the entire Hoff Family,
    We are truly sadden to learn of the passing of your Mom and Wife. Marilyn was quite the woman, always with a generous smile and a kind word. Her obituary was written with love and laughter, that I am sure. Celebrate her life and cherish her memory. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  8. The Hoff Family – so sorry to hear of your loss. My deepest sympathies to you all. I have fond memories of playing bells with her for many years in bell choir. Praying that you all will be comforted with His Perfect Peace. God bless.

  9. God bless all of you. I loved Auntie Marilyn. She was always so kind to me. We shared a LOT of our knitting projects! Rest in peace. 💞💞

  10. Oh Chris….Tom just told us about your Mom. We are so sorry for your loss. Hope it’s ok to say I enjoyed her obit as it was so personalized & since we did not know her….it really describes a full life that had love & joy. Prayers to you all!
    Chris & Larry

  11. Dear Joyce, Janice and family, we are very sorry to hear of your loss. She certainly was a beautiful person. With love….Rob and JoAnn

  12. Our sympathies to the whole Hoff family. You were lucky to have here, she was a wonderful person who airways a something good to say. She was a pillar of St. John’s Church and always enjoyed seeing her. You have a lot of wonderful memories. Love, Judy & Armand D’Amico

  13. I am deeply saddened to learn of the loss of such an amazingly beautiful soul as Marilyn . From the first time I met her she treated me as if she knew and loved me since birth, a mother to all!
    Your whole family is of course this way also , loving , openly willing to accept anyone , you all treated Douglas and I as if we were family. She will be remembered dearly by all who ever met her. So very sorry……..

  14. Joyce and family I am so so sorry for your extreme loss. I met your mom several times and what a happy, lovely, personable lady. She made me smile. Prayers for strength. Virtual hugs my friend!

  15. To the Hoff family…. So sorry to read of your mom’s passing…my thoughts and prayers to all of you … well written obituary!!!

  16. Chris,
    I’m truly sorry to know the sad news. I remember her always being soo kind and considerate.
    My sincerest condolences to you and your family.

  17. So sorry to hear of the passing of an important part of the family. The memories and joy she shared will help her live on in your hearts.

  18. So sorry to hear of the passing of an important part of the family. The memories and joy she shared will help her live on in your hearts.

  19. We are so sorry for your loss! Sending hugs and prayers to all ❤️

  20. My deepest sympathy to Howard and his family in the loss of Marilyn, their beloved wife and mother. She was a lovely person in every way.
    God Bless.

  21. Thinking of you all, Howie snd family, in the loss and passing of this wonderful person. Our prayers are with you as all move forward in this new and different time without Marilyn’s physical presence. God bless you. 🙏🏻

  22. Uncle Howie and family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. I have so many fond memories of Auntie Marilyn from my childhood. Her the kindness, love, and laughter remain a theme. May fond memories wrap you in comfort and love and remind you of the beautiful person we had the pleasure of loving.

  23. Our sincerest condolences to the Hoff family for the loss of Marilyn, mother, wife, and grandmother to the family. We’ll think of her when visiting Hammonasset, her favorite place and ours.

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