April 12, 1932 - October 26, 2013

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STRATTON, MARYELLEN MARITA, 81, of Hardwick, died unexpectedly October 26, at Fletcher Allen Health Care. She was born April 12, 1932, in Underhill, the daughter of Richard and Marita (Root) Bolio. She attended Hardwick Academy. She married Carlton George Stratton Sr. in Hardwick, Aug. 7, 1948. She owned Knits of Vermont for 17 years. She wallpapered, worked at the Hardwick A & W, Hardwick Elementary School lunch, and Hardwick Auto Supply as a bookkeeper for several years. She later worked for the Agency on Aging, visiting the elderly. She was a member of St. Norbert’s Catholic Church, and American Legion Post #7 Auxiliary, both in Hardwick. She was secretary and a charter member of V.A.S.T. for the state of Vermont, and a past member of the Snowflake Ridge Runner Snowmobile Club. She enjoyed dancing, playing cards, and snowmobiling. Survivors include three sons: David Stratton, Carlton Stratton Jr., and Dean Stratton, all of Hardwick; three daughters: Patricia Spring of Homosassa, Fla., Lynn Coppi of St. Cloud, Fla., and Marita Spring of Chelmsford, Mass.; her companion, Paul Chmielewski of Danville; 15 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; a brother, Richard Bolio of East Hardwick and a sister, Katherine Viera of New Bedford, Mass; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband in 1993; four siblings, Peter Bolio Sr., David Bolio, Rollin Bolio and Beverly Caples.

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