Marilyn Burton, 66, of Manchester, died Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, at Jersey Shore Medical Center, Neptune. She was born in Newark and lived in Brick for 10 years before moving to Manchester 7 years ago. Mrs. Burton was the co-founder of the Smart Start Academy in Toms River, along with her daughter, Alicia Bellissimo.
She is survived by her husband, Walter Burton of 19 years; her son and daughter-in-law, Howard and Patrice Baranker of Pine Beach; her daughter and son-in-law, Alicia and Duane Bellissimo of Toms River; her sister and brother-in-law, Diane and Ted Nathan of West Orange; and her five grandchildren, Heather, Ben, Jared, Brooke and Hayden.
Service are today, 1 p.m. at Beth Olam Cemetery, Route 70, Lakewood. Donations in her memory can be made to either The American
or the Jersey Shore Medical Center, Neptune, NJ. Bloomfield-Cooper Jewish Chapels, Lakewood, is in charge of arrangements