FLORENCE – Marian Elizabeth (Galbraith) Conant, of Florence, passed away peacefully on Nov. 23, 2012, at Linda Manor in Leeds.
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She was born March 19, 1924, in Longmeadow, to Lloyd A. and Cecilia (Pasbach) Galbraith.
In 1943 Marian graduated from High School in Norwalk, Conn. She and Paul Winfield Conant Jr. were married in December 1943. For nearly 60 years she made her home on North Main Street, Florence.
Marian is survived by her children, Paul Winfield Conant III and his wife Kathy (Goulet) Conant of Leominster, James Curtis Conant and his wife Susan (Pearson) Conant of Mansfield, Michael Burns Conant and his companion Patti Laird of Flagstaff, Ariz. and Carolyn Helen Conant Almeida of Florence; as well as three grandsons, David Paul Conant, Steven Roger Conant and Patrick John Conant.
Marian was predeceased by her parents, her husband Paul and grandson, Tandres Kem Conant Almeida.
The family expresses heartfelt gratitude to the staffs of Rockridge, Linda Manor and VNA/Hospice of Northampton for their gentleness and compassionate care of their mother during the last years and days of her life.
At Marian's request there will be no calling hours or funeral service. Her ashes will be interred at Spring Grove Cemetery, Florence, at a later date. Pease and Gay Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Florence Congregational Church, 130 Pine St., Florence, MA 01062 or to Linda Manor Activity Fund, 349 Haydenville Rd., Leeds, MA 01053.
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Published in Daily Hampshire Gazette on Nov. 30, 2012