Marilyn Patricia (Young) Raudat, age 79, passed away peacefully at her home in Fort
Lauderdale, Florida after a brief illness on June 30, 2020, with her family by her side. She was
born October 23, 1940 in New York, New York to the late John Martin Young and Mildred
(Salivar) Young. Her father died while serving in the U.S. Navy in World War II, and her
mother later married Charles F. Gilbert.
Marilyn grew up in Huntington, New York, and attended Adelphi University where she
graduated Magnum Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She later earned her
master’s degree from Nova Southeastern University.
On June 11, 1961, she married the love of her life, Joseph E. Raudat, in Huntington, New York.
He preceded her in death in 2003.
For most of their married lives, they resided in Seminole, Florida, until 1982, when they
relocated to Shoreline Connecticut, Joe’s childhood home, residing both in Madison and
Branford, Connecticut, until returning to Florida in 1999.
Marilyn capitalized on her nursing career and became a successful businesswoman and visionary
in the healthcare industry, owning and managing several home healthcare agencies in
Connecticut, Tennessee, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Marilyn and Joe loved to travel and visited many places as they explored new cultures. They
especially loved the Greek Isles, where their ashes will be scattered.
Throughout her life, Marilyn had a deep love of her family and friends and took tremendous
pride in her children and grandchildren, and their many accomplishments. She felt they were her
greatest accomplishment and legacy.
Marilyn is survived by a son, Dr. Charles W. Raudat of Johnson City, Tennessee; two daughters,
Rosemarie Márquez of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and Mary Anne Gardner of Moneta, Virginia.
She also leaves nine grandchildren, Matthew, Ashley, Madeline, Charles Jr., Quinnivan, Sean,
Regina, Joe, Lee, as well as four great grandchildren, Genesis, Benjamin, Bella and Selena. She
is survived by two siblings, Roy Gilbert of Sevierville, Tennessee and Gail Straight of Bradenton
A memorial will be planned in the future. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her
memory to Catholic Charities USA. https://www.catholiccharitiesusa.org/ways-to-give/