Douglas R. Marsden
HAWTHORNE, Fla. — Douglas R. Marsden, age 61, of Hawthorne, and formerly of Middlebury and Bennington, died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2007, at the home of Darlene and Gregory Lockwood of Shaftsbury.
Mr. Marsden had traveled to Vermont in early November to spend time at his hunting camp in Peru and with his family and close friends in this area.
Doug was born on Sept. 22, 1946, in Bennington, and was the son of Roy and Katherine Marsden. He received his education at Bennington High School and upon graduation attended Keene State College. Mr. Marsden was employed at Fairdale Farms before accepting a management position with Kraft Foods in 1977. While working with Kraft, Doug served in various capacities in Canton, N.Y., and Claire, Mich. In 1983 Doug was named plant manager at the Kraft cheese processing facility in Middlebury and returned to his home state of Vermont.
In 1991, Mr. Marsden began employment with the Vermont State Department of Agriculture as a dairy product specialist. Doug retired from this position in 2005 due to declining health. Mr. Marsden and his wife also owned and operated Marsden Country Store in Middlebury for many years. Mr. Marsden was also active in the Middlebury community and was chairman of the annual United Way Fund Drive for several years.
Doug enlisted in the Vermont National Guard in 1966 and served in the Guard for over 39 years. He was a long-standing member of the Guard rifle team and competed in state, national and international matches. Many of his fondest memories were of long days spent on the firing line at Ethan Allen Range in Jericho. Doug retired from the guard in September 2006 as a SFC-E7.
Many life-long friendships were formed during Doug’s military service and he remained close to numerous members of the unit until his death.
Mr. Marsden was an avid sportsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and being in the forest and close to nature. Doug was a member and owner in the Winhall Outing Club and never missed a deer season at camp in over 50 years.
In addition to his wife, Arlene, he is survived by his son, Robert and wife Julia of Castleton; his son Bradley and his partner Tina Hutchins of Middlebury; his mother, Katherine Marsden and his brother, James, both of Bennington; and his sister Mary Veitch and her husband Tom of Sunderland. In addition, Doug is survived by three grandchildren: Tajah, Blayke and Rielly.
Memorial services are planned for Dec. 4 at 1:30 p.m. at the Ethan Allen Firing Range Chapel in Jericho.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the charity of one’s choice through the Mahar and Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St. Bennington, VT 05201.
You may wish to consult the Internet for directions to the Ethan Allen Firing Range.
John Samuel “Sam” Hewlett
PORT SALERNO, Fla. — John Samuel “Sam” Hewlett, 71, of Stuart, Fla., died Nov. 16, 2007, at Martin Memorial Hospital South in Port Salerno, Fla. He was born in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
He resided in Stuart for two years, moving from Middlebury, Vt.
Before retirement, he was a genetic engineer in the dairy farming industry for 36 years. He attended First Baptist Church of Stuart.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Laura Hewlett of Stuart; a daughter, Kimberly Hewlett of Bonita Springs, Fla.; two sons, Kevin Hewlett of Framingham, Mas., and Mark Hewlett of Stuart; four brothers, Howard Hewlett of Pleasant Valley, N.Y., Robert Hewlett of Otega, N.Y., Donald Hewlett of Dover Plains, N.Y., and Allan Hewlett of New York; five sisters, Jean Wheeler of Rifton, N.Y., Betty Underhill of Poughkeepsie, Ella Hampson of Connecticut, Eleanor Benson of Dover Plains and Barbara Bontempo of Pueblo, Colo.; and four grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Stuart, 201 SW Ocean Blvd., Stuart, FL 34994.
An online guest registry may be signed at www.heavencalled.com.
A remembrance was held on Tuesday, Nov. 20, in the chapel of Martin Funeral Home. Burial followed in All Saints Cemetery in Jensen Beach, Fla.
Mary E. (Marunjak) Frankie
Middlebury — Mary E. (Marunjak) Frankie passed away at the age of 92 on Nov. 29, 2007, at Helen Porter Health Care & Rehabilitation Center in Middlebury.
Mary was born in Wadesville, Penn. She married Nicholas J. Frankie on July 28, 1934. He predeceased her in 1972.
Mary is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Martin and Patricia Frankie of Middlebury, and her daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Joseph Bonnet, of Ashburn, Va.; a grandson and his wife, Brian M. Frankie and Michelle Packer of Houston, Texas; and several nieces. Mary raised her family in Tenafly, N.J.
Mary was a wonderful homemaker, cook and made many guests welcome at her home. She also enjoyed antiquing, and was active in scouting and her church. Her nieces fondly remember many visits to her home.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2007, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Middlebury. The Rev. Justin Baker will officiate.
There will be no visitation hours.
The family is grateful to the staffs of Cathedral Square Assisted Living in Burlington and Helen Porter Health Care & Rehabilitation Center in Middlebury.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s School, 86 Shannon St, Middlebury, VT 05753.
Arrangements are under the direction of Sanderson Funeral Service.