BERKSHIRE – Suzanne M. Marshall, age 77, passed away following a brief illness on Sunday, April 3, 2016 at the Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans.
She was born Oct. 30, 1938 in Enosburgh, the daughter of the late Landon & Blanche (Maynard) Gelbar. She was a lifelong resident of Enosburgh and Berkshire.
Suzie was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Her children and grandchildren meant the world to her. She was always ready to share pictures of her family, especially her grandchildren. She loved caring for children and playing games with them.
She faithfully attended church and was involved with the women’s groups. Suzie was a member of the Berkshire Historical Society and the American Legion. She enjoyed puzzles, crafts, crosswords, word searches and feeding wild birds. Suzie was very social and would have a conversation with anyone. She loved to talk on the phone and earned the nickname Ma Bell. Suzie was a great cook and was known for her baked beans.
She is survived by her husband, James Marshall, of Berkshire. Jim & Suzie were married on Dec. 3, 1960. She is also survived by her children, Alan Marshall and his wife, Pamela, of Montgomery, and Bob Marshall and his wife, Michelle Mortensen, of Las Vegas, Nev.; her grandchildren, Danielle Marshall and her fiancé, Silas McAllister, Colby Marshall, Grier Marshall and Reagan Marshall; her siblings, Alan Gelbar of Rutland, Linda Carpenter and her husband, Roy, of Enosburgh, and Nancy Severance and her husband, George, of Mesa, Ariz.; and many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Suzie was predeceased by her sisters, Barbara Colburn and Sally Gelbar; and her sister-in-law, Betty Gelbar.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 11 a.m. at the Richford First Baptist Church, 30 School St., Richford with Pastor Timothy Stetson officiating. Interment will follow in the Enosburgh Center Cemetery.
Visiting hours will be held Tuesday, April 19, 2016 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Ave., Enosburg Falls.
For those who wish, contributions in Suzie’s memory may be made to the Berkshire Historical Society, 2520 Richford Road, Richford, VT 05476 or the Enosburgh Ambulance Service, 83 Sampsonville Road, Enosburg Falls, VT 05450.
Messages of condolence may be sent to Suzie’s family online through www.spearsfuneralhome.com.