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WILLIAM K. MARSH - NORTH TROY - William K. "Bill" Marsh, 89, died Jan. 9, 2013. He was born July 23, 1923, in Morrisville, to Carmi R. Marsh and Louise E. Marsh. Bill graduated from North Troy High School in 1941. He was a member of the 1938 North Troy High School State Baseball Championship team. Bill enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1942, where he served in the 268th Field Artillery Battalion. He was wounded in Germany in 1944, and discharged in 1945. Bill went on to graduate from the Boston University College of Business Administration in 1949. He held several positions; cost accounting clerk for Owens Illinois Plywood Company and Green Mountain Power Corporation; a comptroller for Owens Illinois Plywood Company, business manager for the Vermont Department of Forests and Parks; and Bill also served as Deputy Finance Commissioner and Director of Financial Operations for the State of Vermont from 1961 to 1978. He retired in 1978 due to ill health. Bill was a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Disabled American Veterans. Bill is survived by his wife, Fratia, who he married in 1955; son, Peter and wife, Eleanor (Evans) Marsh, of Huntington; grandchildren, Megan and Christopher, also of Huntington; nephews and nieces, Carolyn Marsh, Carmi Michael Marsh and wife, Pierrette, and Judy Hughs and husband, Mark; sister-in-law, Lois Guyette and children, David, James, Carol, Robert, and John; brother-in-law, James Dunn and wife; sister-in-law, Muriel Dunn and children, Dennis, Cheryl, Robert, Terri, and Judy; and several grandnieces and nephews. Bill was predeceased by two brothers, Frederick and Carmi W. Marsh. The family would like to offer special thanks to Bill's nephew, John Guyette, his wife, Lisa, and his daughter, Angie, for the care, assistance and company they provided Bill and Fratia. The family thanks his neighbors and friends who provided assistance as well. Also thanks to the Bel-Aire Quality Care Nursing Center for the excellent care and compassion they provided Bill, and to Dr. Peter Harris for his care and assistance. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at the Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home, 4670 Darling Hill Road, Newport. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, from 9 a.m. until the hour of the funeral. Spring interment in Newport Center Cemetery, with full military honors. Online condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at www.curtis-britch.com. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home, locally family owned and operated. In lieu of flowers, the family would ask that contributions in Bill's name be made to the Pope Memorial Frontier Animal Society, 502 Strawberry Acres, Newport, VT 05855, or to North Country Hospital, 189 Prouty Drive, Newport, VT 05855.

Published in The Burlington Free Press on Jan. 12, 2013
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