Merna Esther (LaMarche) Mack, 1925 – 2017

WESTMINSTER, Vt. – Merna Esther (LaMarche) Mack, 91, of Westminster, Vt. passed away in her sleep on June 8, 2017 at her son and daughter-in-law’s home in Athens, Vt. She was born July 20, 1925 in Wardsboro, Vt. The daughter of Joseph and Mary (Smith) LaMarche. She was a 1944 graduate of Leland and Gray Seminary in Townshend, Vt.

Merna Esther (LaMarche) Mack, 1925 – 2017. Photo provided

On June 8, 1950 she married Floyd Kenneth Mack Jr. in Jamaica, Vt. He predeceased her on November 25, 2013.

In her early years she worked as a bookkeeper for Bills Lumber Co. She also worked at McElroys Nursing Home in the 1960s.

She was a wonderful mother and enjoyed all the neighborhood kids who stopped by frequently. Popcorn balls were her specialty on Halloween. She enjoyed vegetable gardening and had beautiful flower gardens around her home; she also enjoyed square dancing with her husband and was an exceptional ballroom dancer. In her later years she attended many auctions with her husband and took great pleasure watching her grandchildren play baseball and football. She loved all animals and had many cats and dogs over the years. She was happy that she had four great grandsons and enjoyed them very much.

She is survived by her son Kevin Mack and wife Debora of Athens, Vt. Her daughters Michele (Coombs) Powlison and husband Jim of Millerton, Pa. and Merrilee Ficken and husband Doug of Ludlow, Vt.

Grandchildren Jason Coombs and wife Carol of Montague, Mass.; Jennifer Coombs of Millerton, Pa.; Christopher Mack and wife Kathleen of Brandon, Vt.; and Kyle Mack and wife Miranda of Springfield, Vt.

Great grandchildren Ethan and Eli Coombs, Cason Mack and Connor Mack; sister-in-law Jane Coles and her husband Winfield, brother-in-law Harold (Mitch) Mitchell. Many nieces and nephews and her beloved cat Ty.

Predeceased are her husband Floyd, his parents, her parents, her sister Luna Gosselin and her husband John, brothers Jess LaMarche , Donald LaMarche and Lindy LaMarche and their wives Roaine, Rena and Dottie. A son-in-law Alfred Coombs, sister-in-law Sally Mitchell, brother-in-law Edmund Mack and his wife Flora.

A graveside service will be held August 12, at 11:00 a.m. at the West Wardsboro cemetery. A reception and luncheon will be held after the service at the Town Hall in Wardsboro, Vt.

In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Adult Day, 266 River St., Springfield, VT or a humane society of your choice

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