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Marion Towle Deaett

1922 - 2015 BRATTLEBORO - Marion T. Deaett, 92, of Brattleboro, VT, died on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, at Pine Heights Nursing Home. Marion was born in Brattleboro on Sept. 22, 1922 to Frank and Minnie Dextraze Towle. She played basketball on the Brattleboro Union High School team, graduated in 1939 with honors from BUHS at the age of 16, and spent most of her life in the area. She worked as a ticket clerk during WWII for the Brattleboro Railroad Station from 1943 to 1945, where she enjoyed meeting many interesting people. After getting married in 1946, Marion raised five children and eventually returned to work for and retired from the Holstein Friesian Association. Catholicism was a vital part of Marion's life, and she was very active in her local church and the Catholic community. Other passions included town government, she was a Town Representative for several terms, and served on the Zoning Board and on many committees during her lifetime. In 2000 Marion was a recipient of the Windham County Public Service Award. Every five years, the Secretary of State's Vermont Public Service Award program honors individuals who have served as an elected or appointed local official, or as a fire and rescue worker, for 20 or more years. She was honored to receive the award. Marion had a wonderful sense of humor, and was a voracious reader, a whiz at crossword puzzles, and very interested in genealogy. She was a member of the Brattleboro Historical Society and Vermont Genealogical Society. Marion is predeceased by her parents, husband, Chester, and sister, Irene. She is survived by her brother, Milton Towle and his wife, Nancy of Thousand Oaks, CA; her brother-in-law, Tom Healy of Mashpee, MA; five children: Michael Deaett and his wife, Susan Perry of North Kingstown, RI, Douglas Deaett of Hanover, NH, Sr. Janet Deaett of Lowell, MA, Francis Deaett and his wife, Jill of Hinsdale, NH, and Mary Deaett and her husband, David Woods of Danville, VT; three grand-children: Louis, Robin and Andrew; nephews and close friends. FUNERAL NOTICE: Rev. Fred McLachlan SSE will celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Mercy Church in Putney, VT. A wake will precede the Mass at the church starting at 10:30 a.m. Interment will take place in the spring. Those who wish may make a donation in Marion's memory to Our Lady of Mercy Church, 52 Old Depot Road, Putney, VT 05346, or Rescue Inc., 541 Canal Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301. To sign an online register book with condolences to the family, please go to : www.atamaniuk.com



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Published in Brattleboro Reformer on Mar. 3, 2015
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