MARION F. (WADE) FLETCHER

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JEFFERSONVILLE — Marion Fulton (Wade) Fletcher, 87, of Jeffersonville, passed into the arms of her heavenly father May 18, 2016. Marion was born Dec. 23, 1928 in Braintree, Mass., daughter of the late John and Marion (Redfield) Wade.

Marion and her late husband, Gordon Arthur Fletcher, were married May 25, 1947 in Randolph, Mass. Marion and Gordon ran a thriving dairy farm in Hinesburg; after 20 years in Hinesburg they moved to Sheldon, where they farmed for another 20 years before moving to Jeffersonville for their retirement in 1999. A social butterfly, Marion loved meeting new people and especially enjoyed visiting friends to share in their stories and wisdom. Marion’s greatest love was for her family. She was the focal point of family gatherings, where she found joy in being surrounded by her children, grandchildren, and great-grandson.

Marion is survived by her children: Dale Cota Fields of Jeffersonville, Ronald Fletcher of Fairfield, Melissa Fletcher of Phoenix, Ariz., Mark Fletcher and wife Sarah Phillips of Fairfax, John Fletcher of Missoula, Mont., and Eric Fletcher of Brandon, Fla. Marion is also survived by her brothers: John Wade Jr. and wife, Ondina, of Chula Vista, Calif., and Reverend James Wade, Sr. of Oakland, Calif, as well as nine grandchildren, one great-grandson and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Marion was predeceased by her husband of 65 years, Gordon; sister Elizabeth “Betty” Fox; sister Helen Wade; daughter Margot Fletcher; daughter-in-law Nancy (Dow) Fletcher; grandson Alexander Fletcher; sister-in-law Christina (McMillan) Wade and brother-in-law Walter Fox.

Visiting hours will be held at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Swanton on Thursday, May 26, 2016 from 4 p.m. until the service at 6 p.m. A reception celebrating Marion’s life will immediately follow the service. Graveside commitment will be private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Marion’s memory may be made to Franklin County Animal Rescue, 30 Sunset Meadows, St. Albans, VT 05478. The family also invites you to view the full notice, and share your memories and condolences by visiting www.awrfh.com.