Lorraine H. MarrsDecember 12,2012Lorraine H. Marrs
BENNINGTON — Lorraine H. Marrs, 85, died Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, at the Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, Mass., surrounded by her family.
She was born April 30, 1927, in Salem, Mass., the daughter of Daniel and Helen (LeFleur) Gallagher.
She received her education in Salem, Mass., where she was a graduate of Salem High School. She later graduated from Northeastern University in Boston, Mass.
On Nov. 17, 1951, she married Leo Marrs. This year they celebrated 61 years of marriage.
In earlier years she was employed as a secretary at Hytron in Massachusetts. For several years she was employed at the Lincoln Memorial Library in Lincoln, Maine, and after moving to Bennington, worked at the Bennington Free Library. She had also been employed at Fishman’s in Bennington and the Office on Aging. Most recently she volunteered at the Bennington Senior Center.
An avid reader, she enjoyed visiting different elementary schools in the area and reading to the children. She also enjoyed playing bridge, cooking and summers at the family camp in Maine.
While living in Maine, she was a member of the Daughters of Isabella at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church in Lincoln.
Survivors include her husband, Leo Marrs of Bennington; her children, Paula Downs of Lee, Maine, Carol Cummings of Howland, Maine, Patty Moors of Lincoln, Maine, Laurie Marrs of Williamstown, Mass., and Danny Marrs of Rochester, N.H.; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Daniel Gallagher of Marblehead, Mass., and Lawrence Gallagher of Salem, Mass.; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, at 7 p.m. from the Mahar and Son Funeral Home.
Friends may call Wednesday from 6 p.m. until the time of the service at the Mahar and Son Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Bennington Senior Center through the office of the Mahar and Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201.
Guest book condolences may be made at www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net.
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