Marjorie Louise (Fairweather) Salmon, 90, of Vernon, passed away peacefully at home Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. She joins her adoring and beloved husband of 65 years, Merritt, who predeceased her in July 2010.
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Born in Hartford on July 21, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Louise Fairweather.
Along with her parents she is predeceased by her brothers Howard and Kenneth Fairweather; and her sister Marilyn Matassa; and their spouses. She is survived by her four children whom she deeply loved, Lesley Merena of Stratford, Laura Volz and husband, David, of Woodstock, Merritt (Doug) Salmon and wife, Gylene, of New Hampton, New Hampshire, and Nancy Bullock and husband, Clifford, of Ellington. She leaves five grandchildren, Claudette LePage and husband, Darren, of New Jersey, Kurtis Merena and wife, Dorothy, of Arizona, Ryan Salmon of New Hampshire, Renee and husband, Shanen Main, of New Hampshire, and Joshua Salmon-Walker of New Hampshire; five step-grandchildren, Scott Volz and wife, Susan, of Florida, Laura Poulin of Connecticut, Brandonn Pfister of New Hampshire, David Bullock and fiancée, Carrie Lapworth, of Connecticut, and Amie Broughal and husband, Zachary, of Connecticut. In addition she leaves three great-grandchildren, Colby and Emily Merena of Arizona, Autumn Main of New Hampshire, and eight step great-grandchildren William Volz of Florida, Katherine, Matthew, and Sarah Poulin of Connecticut, Khloee Pfister of New Hampshire, Katrina and Jasmin LePage of New Jersey, and Kaeden Bullock of Connecticut; as well as many cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and great-great-nieces and nephews.
Marjorie was a graduate of Manchester High School, Class of 1942, and was on the class reunion committee for many years. She was employed as a secretary at the Hartford Connecticut Trust Company until 1947. After her children were in school she worked for 20 years as a bookkeeper at the former Vernon Howard Johnson's restaurant until she retired to travel with her husband. They enjoyed trips to Spain, Majorca, Portugal, Jamaica, Bermuda, Canary Islands, Curacao, and throughout the U.S. Marjorie was an amazing and special lady who maintained close wonderful friendships not only with family but with people whose lives she touched all the way back to elementary school. She and several of these friends gathered weekly for card games, tea socials, and luncheons. She was never at a loss for visitors or phone calls that filled her days with laughter and love. She was a member and former deaconess of The First Congregational Church of Vernon and a member of the Manchester Memorial Hospital Auxiliary working as a cashier, inventory clerk and volunteer in the hospital's gift shop.
The family wishes to thank The Connecticut Hospice Inc. and Companions and Homemakers for the excellent and compassionate care their staffs provided which allowed them to keep promises made to their parents and to grant her wish to remain with her family in the familiar surroundings of her home.
The family will hold a memorial service Friday, Aug. 29, at 11 a.m. at Holmes Funeral Home, 400 Main St., Manchester. Burial will be in East Cemetery, Manchester. Relatives and friends are invited to call from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the First Congregational Church of Vernon, 695 Hartford Tpke., Vernon, CT 06066, or to Manchester Memorial Hospital, 71 Haynes St., Manchester, CT 06040, or to the
, 825 Brook St., I-91 Tech Ctr., Rocky Hill, CT 06067-3045.
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Published in Journal Inquirer from Aug. 27 to Aug. 31, 2014