Cary H. Marshall, 95, of Middlebury

MIDDLEBURY — Cary Hayward Marshall, Sr., 95, passed away Friday morning, July 12, 2019, at his home after a long illness surrounded by his loving family.

He was born Oct. 13, 1923, in Whitehall, N.Y. the son of Manley D. and Jennie (Thompson) Marshall.

Cary graduated from Middlebury High School class of 1941, then attended trade school in St. Johnsbury for two years.

He was drafted into the United States Army during WWII where he received the Purple Heart from injuries sustained during the war.

Cary married Joyce Goodrich on Jan. 6, 1944. They celebrated 75 years of marriage this past January.

When his father passed away, he took over ownership of Marshall's Hardware which he ran for several years at 57 Main Street in Middlebury and then relocated to the site of what is now Fire & Ice. He also owned and operated Marshall’s Lock & Alarm for many years, and was a member of the Master Locksmith Association.

Cary was a volunteer in the Middlebury Fire Department for over 35 years. He was a member of the Good Sam Camping Club and loved traveling. He and Joyce traveled extensively in the United States and to many different countries. Cary was also an avid bingo player. He had a wonderful sense of humor, and a huge heart.

Cary is survived by his wife Joyce Marshall, of Middlebury and by his children, Beverly (Gary) Huffman, Dale (Erma) Marshall, Peg Cobb, Karen Marshall, Cary (Rhonda) Marshall, Jr., and Susan Jenne (Nils Whittelsey) He is also survived by 16 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. He was also predeceased by his parents, his daughter, Judy and two granddaughters.

Graveside services with Military Honors will be held on Sun., July 21, at 10 a.m., in Weybridge Hill Cemetery. There will be a Celebration of Life at 11:30 a.m., at The American Legion in Middlebury. All are welcome. Light refreshments will be provided. Donations may be made to the Shriners or to Addison County Home Health and Hospice.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Sanderson-Ducharme Funeral Home.

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