Marilyn J. Varrill

CONCORD, N.H. - Marilyn J. Varrill, 80, passed away on Feb. 4, 2013, at Concord Hospital with her loving family by her side.

She was born on April 1, 1932, in Moretown, Vt., the youngest of Don and Freda (Reed) Fielder's five children.

She graduated from Spaulding High School in 1950. In 1953, she went on to marry her husband, James.

Marilyn was a devoted secretary to her husband's office in their home for 30 years, along with raising five wonderful children.

Known to all as Nana, she was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She had a great love for cows and loons, but definitely not mice that her grandchildren would occasionally tease her with as gifts.

She enjoyed spending time at the family cottage on Partridge Lake in Littleton for the past 26 years where she developed her love for loons.

Marilyn is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, James; her four children, sons John, of Concord, Dan and his wife, Judy, of Loudon, daughters Susan and her husband, Brad Marlatt, of Buena Vista, Va., Cindy and her husband, Ron Dubuc, of Loudon; her eight grandchildren, Brian Marlatt and his wife, Brandy, Tim Marlatt and his wife, Casey, Rebecca Marlatt, all of Buena Vista, Va., Ryan Dubuc and his wife, Abby, Holly Crowley and her husband, Kevin, of Saugus, Mass., Danielle Varrill, Stephanie Beaton and her husband, Lee, Beth Desmarais and her two children, Jonah and Chloe; two great-grandchildren, Hannah Dubuc and Chloe Marlatt; numerous nieces and nephews; and eight grand-dogs, Kelsey, Tucker, Bailey, Hokie, Addie, Emma, Gunner and Stella.

She was predeceased by her son David, who died on April 6, 1978; and a nephew, Bobby Fielder, who died March 3, 1966.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the Wesley United Methodist Church, 79 Clinton St., Concord.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church, 79 Clinton St., Concord, NH 03301; or to the Concord-Merrimack County SPCA, 130 Washington St., Penacook, NH 03303.

The Bennett Funeral Home of Concord is in charge of the arrangements.

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Published in Times Argus on Feb. 8, 2013