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Marianne Felmet


Stonington — Marianne (Ryon) Felmet, 91, lifelong resident of Stonington, died Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017.

Born in New London, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Wilhemina (Gordon) Ryon. She attended local schools and was a graduate of Stonington High School, Class of 1942. After high school, she attended Bates College in Maine earning her bachelor’s degree in English literature and theater arts.

Marianne began her career as an English and drama teacher for several years. Following her teaching position, she worked at the Institute of Living in Hartford. She eventually went to North Carolina and finished her career with AT&T as a corporate documents editor for 25 years, retiring in 1989.

Her family holds many fond memories of Marianne. She loved entertaini­ng and was a fabulous hostess and cook, driving her convertibl­es over the years, going to the beach, folk music, dancing, the sound of bagpipes and the opera, especially Pavarotti. She also enjoyed literature, particular­ly Shakespear­e, science fiction and history. Marianne will also be remembered for her strong independen­ce and her warm and compassion­ate demeanor.

She is survived by her sister, Ann Ryon of Stonington; and nieces and nephews, Laurie Saper, Teri Sharp and Jeff and John Ryon. She also leaves her several caregivers who provided tremendous care and comfort to Marianne during her declining health.

She was predecease­d by two brothers, Charles and John “Jack” Ryon.

Marianne will be deeply missed as she makes her journey home to be with the Lord.

A calling hour will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 20, followed by a service at 11 a.m., at the United Church of Stonington, 67 Main St., Stonington, where Marianne has been a longtime member, deacon and faithful supporter. Burial will follow at the Stonington Cemetery on North Main Street.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributi­ons may be made to Stonington Cemetery, P.O. Box 345, Stonington, CT 06378.

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