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Marion Wagner McKinstry

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McKINSTRY, Marion Wagner Marion Wagner McKinstry, 88, of Simsbury, formerly of Deltona, FL and Avon passed away Tuesday, (November 4, 2008) at Brightview of Avon. Born in New Britain, she graduated from St. Mary's School in New Britain. She worked for many years at the Avon Old Farms Inn and finished her career as an aide in the Volusia County School District working with children, which she loved. She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Raymond C. McKinstry of Simsbury; two sons, Raymond P. McKinstry and his wife Kathleen (Edgar) of Grafton, MA and Guy O. McKinstry and his wife Dyann (Coombes) of Avon; four grandchildren, Courtney (McKinstry) Pigaga and her husband John of Peoria, AZ, Rob McKinstry of Newport Beach, CA, Kyle McKinstry and his friend Megin Dewlin of Burlington and Shannon (McKinstry) Flynn and her husband Mike of Bethel; and three great-grandchildren, Cameron, Malcolm, and Chloe Pigaga of Peoria, AZ. She was predeceased by four brothers, Russell, Donald, Richard and Paul and a sister, Pauline. Marion loved Daytona Beach, music, a good laugh and her family. For seven years, she was lovingly cared for by the staff of Brightview of Avon for which her family is forever grateful. Her family will receive friends Saturday, November 8, 10-11 a.m. at Carmon Funeral Home & Family Center, 301 Country Club Rd., Avon. A celebration of Marion's life will follow immediately at 11 a.m. in the funeral home. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Climax Road, Avon. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA), 322 8th Ave., 7th Fl, New York, NY 10001. For online condolences, please visit www. carmonfunerlahome.com.

Published in The Hartford Courant on Nov. 6, 2008
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