Margaret A. Tanner

May 2, 1931 -

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Margaret Ann Tanner

Marshfield, VT – Margaret Ann Tanner, 89, of The Groton State Forest Road, passed away peacefully after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease, at the Barre Gardens, where she was a resident for less than a month.

She was born in Windsor, VT on May 2, 1931, the daughter of Nahum and Harriet (Murray) Wyman.  She graduated from Springfield High School and later from Castleton Teachers College where she received her Bachelor’s degree.  Margaret later received a Master’s degree from Saint Michael’s College in Colchester.

Margaret’s career was in education.  She worked for a number of years as a 5th grade science teacher in Essex Junction public schools and later she taught remedial math at the Main Street Middle School in Montpelier.  She retired in 1993.

Margaret was married to George A. Tanner, and together they had two children, David and Dianne.  George and Margaret later divorced. For many years, Margaret enjoyed the company of her companion, Wesley Hydriusko.  Sadly, Mr. Hydriusko predeceased her.

Margaret was a member of the North American Martyrs.  She participated in the chorus at St. Augustine Church and prior to that at Bethany Church in Montpelier.  She was also very active in the Jabbok Christian Center in Barre.

She lived for her family and friends and they will remember her as an amazing seamstress, making and mending clothing for family and friends.

Survivors include her daughter, Dianne Tanner and her husband Neil Riley of Marshfield, and David Tanner and his wife Sara Moulton of Montpelier; and her sister, Becky Sleeman of Massachusetts.

She was predeceased by her sister Elaine Ringey and brother, Nahum Wyman, Jr.

There will be no calling hours.  A Funeral Mass was held 11:00 on Friday, November 6, 2020 at Saint Augustine Catholic Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Saint Augustine Catholic Church.

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