Marion L, Black (Farnum)

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Marion L, Black (Farnum) 90, of Keene and formerly of Swanzey and Winchester died unexpectedly on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at Cheshire Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Keene.

Marion was born the daughter of the late Birtress “Abby” (Tuttle) and Harry Farnum on November 16, 1927 in Westminster West, VT. She was educated in Grafton, VT. where she attended local schools.

On March 3, 1959 she exchanged vows with Robert Black Sr. They were married in Richmond in a simple service with close family and friends in attendance. Sadly, Robert passed on January 13, 1969 after nine years of marriage.

She worked at Lawrence Tannery in Winchester for many years as a machine operator. Prior, she had worked at Walliford Woolen Mill in Keene. Later in life she delivered the Keene Sentinel to her neighbors of the Cleveland Building in Keene.

Marion enjoyed life to the fullest. Even as a resident of Applewood she loved to poke fun and have fun with the other residents and staff. She was full of life. Time was spent playing bingo, watching the birds and feeding the wild life. In her younger years she was known for going fishing.

Mrs. Black is survived by her eight children; Lee LaFountain of Lawton, OK. Lucy Tiltson and her husband Bruce of Gilsum, Ginger Jewett and her husband Roger of Grayson, KY. Susan LaClair and her husband Ronald of Marlborough, Joseph LaFountain and his wife Judy of Keene, Arthur G. LaFountain Jr. and his wife Susan of Swanzey. A brother Michael F. Farnum. A daughter in-law Rachel LaFountain of Summersworth. She also leaves ten grandchildren, several great grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. She is pre-deceased by her children; Andrew LaFountain who passed in 2015 and Emma Jean Goodwin who passed in 2014 and two grandchildren, and brother and sister passed earlier.

The family would like to thank the staff at Applewood Care Center in Winchester for the wonderful care given to their mom.

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 from 10 to 12pm. in the funeral chapel. Burial will follow in the family lot with Christian burial rights at Mountain View cemetery, Rt 32 S. Old Homestead HWY. Swanzey, NH. 03446.

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