December 25, 1924 - October 15, 2013

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Obituaries » MARY M. OWEN

OWEN, MARY MARCHETTA “MARKY,” 88, formerly of Barre Town, died October 15, at the Woodridge Nursing Home in Berlin. Born Dec. 25, 1924, in Cortland, Ohio, she was the daughter of Carmen and Estella (Loveland) Outland. She graduated from Cortland High School in 1942, and went on to receive an associate degree from the Warren (Ohio) Business School in 1944. On June 1, 1949, Marky married Conrad “Connie” Owen in the First Presbyterian Church in Barre, with the Rev. T. Murdock Hale officiating. Following their marriage, they lived in Williamstown and East Barre, before moving to Sterling Hill in 1981. Marky became a resident of the Woodridge Nursing Home in 2005. She moved to Vermont in 1948, and worked as a stenographer for the Casellini-Venable Corporation in Barre. Marky also was the postmistress at the East Barre Post Office for a time, and the clerk for the Barre Town Fire District. In 1964, she returned to work at the National Life Insurance Company in Montpelier, and was the executive secretary to the company’s treasurer at the time of her retirement. Marky was a member of the East Barre Congregational Church, where she served as a deaconess, was a member of the church’s Ladies Auxiliary, and taught Bible school and Sunday school. She also had attended the Hedding United Methodist Church in Barre. She was an active volunteer at the Barre Town School when her girls were young, and served as the first president of the school’s PTA. Marky was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She was an avid Boston Red Sox and Boston Celtics fan. She enjoyed vacationing in Maine. She loved pets, especially her Yorkies, “Kibbles” and “Molly.” Survivors include her husband, Conrad “Connie” Owen of Berlin; her daughters, Vicki Moreau and husband, Gilles of East Barre, and Melanie Armstrong and husband, John of Montpelier; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, four sisters, Glenna, Inez, Phyllis, and Wanda, and a brother, Edward, predeceased her.

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