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Marion Letourneau

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Marion Letourneau 1925 - 2008 BENNINGTON Marion Letourneau,82, met her Lord and Savior Sep. 1, surrounded by her loving family at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center. Marion was born on Sept. 20, 1925, to John and Elizabeth Szilagyi, Meszaros in Kulpmont, Pa. She moved with her family to New York City where she spent her teenage years. She graduated from Julia Richmond High School in New York City. While in high school she met Edward Letourneau on a blind date. They married on September 8, 1945. They were just a few days shy of their 63rd wedding anniversary. Marion was a homemaker while her children were young. She later worked at the EZ Mill, Putnam Memorial Hospital and for Patrick Murphy M.D., Oakley Frost M.D. and Keith Edwards M.D. She was a devout member of Sacred Heart Saint Francis de Sales Church. She found great joy participating in the Ladies of Saint Anne, her weekly prayer group and traveling to various Catholic conferences in the New England region. She was always busy doing the Lords work. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and helping those in need. She leaves her husband Edward Letourneau of Bennington. Her six children, Edward Letourneau Jr. of Bennington, Anne, John, Carriere of Banner Elk, N.C., Donna, Tom, Harper of Naples, Fla., John, Melany, Letourneau of Bennington, James, Sheryl, Letourneau, of Bennington and Marybeth, Tom, Kellogg of South Burlington, Vt. She also leaves, her grandchildren, Jason and Seth Carriere, Jacob and Sophie Kellogg, Jessica Letourneau and Jared and Jessica Johnson. Three great grandchildren Alixendria, Orianna and Jackson and an extended family that loved her a lot. She was pre-deceased by four brothers Bill, Benny, John and Joseph Meszaros and her sister Lily. FUNERAL NOTICE: MAHAR AND SON FUNERAL HOME on Friday Sept. 5, 2008, with a prayer at 10:30 a.m. and then from Sacred Heart Saint Francis de Sales Church at 11 a.m. where the Mass of Resurrection will be offered. The burial will take place in the family lot at White Chapel Cemetery in Bennington. Friends may call at the Mahar and Son Funeral Home on Thursday Sept. 4, from 4:00 to 7:00 pm when the family will be in attendance. In lieu of flowers contributions for Marion Letourneau may be made to the Sacred Heart Saint Francis de Sales Church building fund through the office of the Mahar and Son Funeral Home 628 Main St. Bennington, VT 05201. All members of the Ladies of Saint Anne's are requested to meet at the Mahar and Son Funeral Home on Thursday Sept. 4, at 6:00 pm for the recitation of the Rosary.
Published in Bennington Banner from Sept. 2 to Sept. 3, 2008
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