Marian G. Day, a retired factory supervisor and Hampden resident, died Friday of heart failure at Keswick Multi-Care Center. She was 77.
She was born Marian Griner in Cape May Court House, N.J., the daughter of vaudevillians.
"Our parents were in vaudeville and traveled the East Coast. In the winter, we lived in Carney," said her sister, Dorothy J. Smith of Haines City, Fla.
Mrs. Day attended Baltimore County public schools.
"In those days, after you left Parkville Junior High School, you went to Towson High School. We never got there because our parents would take us out of school when they went back on the road," Mrs. Smith said. "My father didn't place much value on education. He said all we were going to do was find some guy and get married."
Mrs. Day went to work for Swindell Brothers, a South Baltimore glass manufacturing company, and then was employed by Carr Lowery Glass Co. as a factory worker. She was later promoted to inspector and was a supervisor at her 1986 retirement.
A longtime resident of Poole Street who later moved to St. Mary's Roland View Towers on Roland Avenue in Hampden, Mrs. Day enjoyed reading and was an avid fan of classic Hollywood movies.
Plans for services for Mrs. Day, who had willed her body to the Anatomy Board of Maryland, were incomplete yesterday.
Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. An earlier marriage ended in divorce.