Marion T. GuazzoniOctober 02,2012
Marion T. Guazzoni
SOUTH BARRE — Marion Townsend Guazzoni, age 95, of South Barre, Vt., died peacefully Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, after a brief illness. She was surrounded by loving family and friends. She had three siblings, Vena Pike, Lila Colby and Maurice Townsend, who predeceased her.
Marion graduated from Plainfield High School in 1936. She worked as a nurse at the Barre City Hospital, the Gary Home in Montpelier and at various local nursing homes.
On Sept. 23, 1939, she married Geno L. Guazzoni. They raised four children as they resided in Barre then moved to South Barre and later Plainfield. Marion and Geno enjoyed cooking together, spending time with their children and grandchildren and gardening. Marion loved singing and was a talented organ and piano player. She was also a lifetime member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Ruth Chapter in Barre, and was active in the Barre Universalist Church. Geno died in 1986.
Marion became reacquainted with her high school friend Stanley Christiansen in the 1990s. Over long lunches planning class reunions, Marion and Stanley discovered that they had much in common, such as their love and devotion to their children and enjoyment of friends. They got married on Oct. 9, 2004, and enjoyed spending winters together in Florida until he passed away in 2008.
Marion loved to cook — especially for family get-togethers — as well as play music, read, solve word puzzles and visit with friends and loved ones. She had fond memories of playing the piano in the annual women’s club show in Lake Worth, Fla.
Marion is survived by her sisters-in-law, Eleanor Guazzoni Bailey and Mabel Christiansen Wright; her four children, Beverly and her husband, Harry Brown, of East Randolph, Alan Guazzoni and his wife, Stephanie Taylor, of Stowe, Eric Guazzoni, of South Barre, and Julie and her husband Karl Moody, of Essex Junction. She also leaves her two dear former daughters-in-law, Suzanne and Ronda; stepchildren Andrew and Jennifer Christiansen, Peter and Lilla Christiansen, Kris Christiansen; eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; several generations of nieces and nephews; her loyal companions, Duncan (dog), Charlie (cat); and landlords who became family, Tom and Holly Anderson. She had many dear friends, including Margaret and Maurice Vercoe, Yvette Roy, Evelyn Webler, Phyllis Bullard, and Chris and Patricia Beltrami.
Marion is very thankful to her children and extended family for their loving care and devotion over the years.
Her life will be honored and celebrated Thursday, Oct. 4, at 11 a.m. in the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre. Interment will follow in the Plainmont Cemetery in East Montpelier. There are no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, VT 05641; Central Vermont Medical Center, P.O. Box 547, Barre, VT 05641; or the Central Vermont Humane Society, P.O. Box 687, Montpelier, VT 05601.
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