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Marsha Rae Charron

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Waterford - Marsha Rae (Barton) Charron, 60, of Waterford, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital in New London. On this day, Marsha became a true angel surrounded by love, joining her son Frankie in heaven. She was a loving mother, sister, grandmother, and wife.

She was born in New London, July 15, 1953, daughter of Russell and Gunhild "Bobbie" (Bice) Barton. She was the wife of Donald Charron, who survives her.

A graduate of Stonington High School, Marsha earned a nursing degree, graduated valedictorian from Three Rivers College in Norwich, and obtained a bachelor's degree in psychology from Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts. After working at various nursing homes for many years, Marsha moved onto INC Research where she became a medical writer.

Marsha was predeceased by her son, Francis J. Bruno.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughter, Marin Bruno of Amsterdam, Netherlands and her partner, Marcel de Groot; her twin sister, Jeanne Violette and her husband, Roland, of Waterford; sister, Bonnie Walker and her husband, James, of Danville, Ill.; brothers, Bruce Barton and wife, Linda, of Norwich, Barry Barton and wife, Rae, of Waterford; step mother, Theresa Barton of Plainfield; stepson, Justin Charron of Waterford; granddaughter, Anastasia Charron; numerous nieces, nephews, and many friends.

Marsha enjoyed bicycling, kayaking, sailing, and riding with her husband on his Harley-Davidson motorcycle, and, of course, spending quality time with her twin sister Jeanne and traveling abroad with her daughter, Marin and Marcel, especially on the island of Martinique, where her ashes will forever remain.

Marsha, with a heart of pure gold you will be dearly missed but never forgotten.

A memorial service will be conducted at 3 p.m. on Saturday at the Thomas L. Neilan & Sons East Lyme Funeral Home, 48 Grand St., Niantic. Calling hours are from 1:30 until 3 p.m. Saturday.

Flowers are accepted, or a contribution may be made to either the Women's Refugee Commission or the One Drop Foundation.

Condolence messages may be left on Marsha's memorial page at neilanfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Day on Jan. 31, 2014
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