Marjorie G. Hakulin, 1922-2019

Marjorie G. Hakulin
Marjorie G. Hakulin, 1922-2019. Photo provided

CHESTER, Vt. – Marjorie G. Hakulin, 96, passed away Sunday afternoon, May 5, 2019 at the Springfield Health & Rehab Center in Springfield, Vt. She was born May 29, 1922 in Amsden, Vt., the daughter of Wilbur and Hattie (Heald) Gould. She attended local schools.

On July 28, 1939, she married Leonard L. Hakulin at the United Methodist Church in Springfield, Vt. He predeceased her July 28, 1999. Marjorie resided in Quincy, Mass., Abington, Mass., Englewood, Fla., Ludlow, Vt., and for the past 20 years in Chester, Vt. She was a mother and homemaker and well-known seamstress. She enjoyed swimming, dancing, sewing, crocheting, knitting, cooking, and loved to entertain, hosting all of the family holiday gatherings for many years.

She is survived by one daughter Koren Erskine of Chester; one sister Barbara Fossi of Chester; seven grandchildren Michael (Catherine) Erskine, Katherine (David) Manley, Carrie Erskine, Stephen (Angela) Selmer, Timothy (Christine) Selmer, Eric (Sherry) Selmer, and Scott (Stephanie) Hakulin; 13 great-grandchildren Andrew Erskine, Jessica Ucci, Gerene Ellis, Joseph Selmer, Alyssa Douglas, Seth Hakulin, Sophia Hakulin, Laura Stufflebean, Amy Selmer, Laura Selmer, David Selmer, Erin Manley, and Kaitlin Manley; six great-great-grandchildren Jack Ellis, Lila Ellis, Madison Douglas, Isac Douglas, Ian Douglas, and Asher Ucci; daughter-in-law Anna Annelli; and also by several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, one son Leonard L. Hakulin Jr., and one daughter Colleen Selmer.

A graveside service will be held Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 1 p.m. at the Pleasant View Cemetery in Ludlow, Vt. Rev. Gerry Piper will officiate. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to St. Jude Children’s Hospital at 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or at Or to Shriners Hospitals for Children, Attn: Office of Development, 2900 N. Rocky Point Dr. Tampa, FL 33607. Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield, Vt.

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