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Mariel and her son, Joseph.

October 19, 2010, Mariel Berrios-Riebe, at age 37 and after a fearsome fight, died of complications related to cancer. Surviving her are her husband and three young children, and extended family.

Mariel was always the first to stand up in defense of Crow’s Nest, and speak for “the people.” Not only that, she was willing to do the hard work–picking up trash on the roads through Crow’s Nest as part of SCN’s volunteer effort to keep Crow’s Nest clean, writing letters to the editor, and attending Board meetings to speak up. We are all better for the sweetness, optimism and belief in democracy that she shared with us.

Mariel was also an activist in several cancer research organizations. Memorial contributions may be made to the Tiger Lily Foundation.

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