Marion Naiss

    June 26, 1923  -  May 7, 2011

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Marion Louise Hathaway Naiss, 87, of Wallingford, died Saturday, May 7, 2011 at Masonicare Health Center. She was the beloved wife of the late John Naiss Sr.

She was born in East Hartford, June 26, 1923, a daughter of the late Newell Hathaway Sr. and Harriet Ashwell Hathaway and was a 1941 graduate of Windham High School. Her first job was at Aetna Life Insurance Co. She also worked at the Andover Post Office and drove a school bus before working at Pratt and Whitney Aircraft in East Hartford until her retirement in 1985. She remained very active by volunteering at Masonicare and running their gifts shop for fifteen years.

She is survived by her children, Harriette Leverton and her husband John of Middletown, Whitney Merritt of Florida, Lois Cole of Hebron, Lucille Sobeilo of Amston, and April Lusher and her husband Ron of Manchester; her step-sons, Richard Naiss and his wife Anita of Waterbury, and John Naiss Jr. and his wife Sue of Cheshire; 19 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her daughter, MaryAnn Moreau; her sister, Anne Whitcomb; and her brother Newell “Sonny” Hathaway Jr. She will be greatly missed by her family and all of the friends she made at Masonicare.

Funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers, gifts in her memory may be sent to the Masonic Charity Foundation, P.O. Box 70, Wallingford, CT, 06492. Arrangements are under the direction of the Yalesville Funeral Home, 386 Main St. Yalesville, CT.

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Born: June 26, 1923

Place of Birth: East Hartford, CT

Death: May 7, 2011

Place of Death: Masonicare Health Center in Wallingford, CT

Occupation: Pratt & Whitney

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Yalesville Funeral Home
Yalesville, CT