Leon H. Marasco Jr.

October 11, 1935 - April 20, 2024

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Leon H. Marasco Jr.

PLAINFIELD, VT – Leon H. Marasco, Jr. passed away suddenly at his home in Plainfield on April 20, 2024.  Leon was born in Danbury, CT to Mildred Chudy and Leon Marasco, Sr., on October 11, 1935.  He attended Wooster School, a private boarding school in Danbury.  Graduating in 1954, Leon always viewed his time at Wooster as his most formative.

Leon went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Rochester Polytechnic Institute, which led to a successful 12-year career at Sikorsky Aircraft.

After earning a Master’s in counseling at the University of Bridgeport, he then moved to Vermont in 1970, where he worked first as personnel officer at the Brandon Training School and then in various roles for the State of Vermont.  While at Brandon, he was also a pioneer in emergency services, where he was a charter member of the Brandon Area Rescue Squad, an accomplishment he was always very proud of.

He married the love of his life, Kate Harper, in 1994. Early in their relationship, Leon and Kate began to explore the role of their past loves in their life together, which led to their two books, If Only I Could Tell You: Where Past Loves and Current Intimacy Meet, and Heartscapes: True Stories of Remembered Love.

Leon loved life and the natural world, whether by enjoying glider flying, hiking and camping with Kate in many places, or simply being by the ocean at their place in Corea, Maine.

He is survived by Kate, as well as by his daughter Nancy Fuller (Dave) from a previous marriage and his three grandsons, Roger (34), Andrew (18), and Adam, (14).

Leon will be sorely missed.

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