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Marion Eusilla Preston Chapman
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Birth: Jul. 1, 1920
Death: Aug. 2, 2011

CASTLETON - Marion Eusilla Chapman, 91, died Tuesday evening, August 2, 2011, at her home, following a long illness.

She was born in Fair Haven on July 1, 1920, the daughter of Cyrille and Lois (Roberts) Preston.

Mrs. Chapman graduated from Fair Haven High School, later the Castleton Normal School with a teaching certificate and she received a Master's degree in Education from Castleton State College.

She married Joseph Bradley Chapman on August 8, 1960.

Mrs. Chapman retired from Fair Haven High School in June of 1979 following 35 years of teaching.

She was a member of the First Congregational Church in Fair Haven, a volunteer with RSVP and the Rutland Regional Medical Center until 2010, and a member of the Good Time Singers.

She enjoyed reading, crocheting, singing, playing the piano and knitting.

She is survived by her cousins, Norm, Jean and Elizabeth Preston, all of Rensselaer, N.Y.; nieces and nephews, Richard Chapman of Clarendon, Nancy and Frank Morgan of West Rutland, Robert and Ruth Chapman of Newton, Mass., Gary and Linda Chapman of West Rutland, Larry and Daisy Chapman and Marilyn and Roy Jacobson, all of Clarendon, Donald and Kathy Parker of Florence, Leon and Helen Parker of Fair Haven, Robert and Bette Parker of Rutland, Edward Parker of Canandaigua, N.Y., and Dorcas and William Ward of Mendon; many great-cousins, great- and great-great-nieces and nephews; as well as many wonderful friends.

She was predeceased by her husband on September 22, 1989.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, August 5, 2011, at the First Congregational Church in Fair Haven. Burial will follow in the Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. today, Thursday, August 4, 2011, at the Durfee Funeral Home in Fair Haven.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Rutland Health Foundation Nursing Excellence Fund, 433 West St., Rutland, VT 05701.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Durfee Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

Published in Rutland Herald on August 4, 2011 
 
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  Joseph Bradley Chapman (1919 - 1989)
 
Burial:
Cedar Grove Cemetery
Fair Haven
Rutland County
Vermont, USA
 
Created by: Carol Bestick
Record added: Aug 04, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 74420859
Marion Eusilla <i>Preston</i> Chapman
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