Sunrise December 14, 1945 – Sunset December 23, 2019
Marlene Glendora Holligan was the fourth of seven siblings born in St. Michael, Barbados to Mr. Edward and Mrs. Enid Holligan. She was educated in Barbados after which she emigrated to England to pursue her studies in Nursing. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing and became a Registered Nurse and State Certified Midwife. In 1980 she immigrated to the United States. She first lived in Texas before settling in Silver Spring, Maryland. Marlene worked at various hospitals in Washington, D.C. and Maryland. Her career specialties were intraoperative care with proficiencies in procedures such as endoscopy, vascular, orthopedics, laparoscopic, urology, and ENT. Marlene worked in every capacity as a circulating nurse in the operating room at Washington Adventist Hospital.
Marlene was jovial, outgoing, friendly and adventurous. She had many friends and reached out to everyone with a giving attitude. Her kind-hearted, humane spirit drew many people to her. Marlene was a member of Holy Comforter Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C. for many years before joining St. John’s Episcopal Church until her passing.
Marlene has left her sisters, Rosita Holligan, Doriel Estwick, Harriet Young-Barzey, Sheila McIntosh, Marcia Tate, her brother Karl Holligan and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends who will miss her dearly. May she rest in peace.
In lieu of flowers, family and friends are asked to consider contributions to
St. John’s internal outreach ministry:
Haiti Micah Project
3606 Seminary Road
Alexandria, VA 22304
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