Bennington, Vermont – Marion C Cutler, 103, a resident of Webb Street, passed away Wednesday March 1, 2023, at home surrounded by her family.
Marion was born in Philadelphia, PA on October 11, 1919, the daughter of the late Emil and Florence (Weidemoyer) Schaub and attended local schools.
While visiting a friend in Bennington, she met and eventually married Harold J. Cutler on March 25, 1939, in Philadelphia, PA and with Harold moved to Bennington.
Marion worked for more than 40 years for various manufacturing facilities in Bennington and transitioned to the position of Sales Manager at Montgomery Ward before the store closed in the 1970’s.
Marion was a volunteer Grey Lady at Putnam Memorial Hospital (SVMC) for many years. She was a very dedicated member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Bennington for 50 plus years. She was the Directress of the Altar Guild for decades; the parish sacristy has been renamed ‘Marion Cutler Sacristy’ in her honor. Marion assisted in many fund-raising endeavors for the church; she was a member of the knitting ministry, making prayer shawls that would be blessed and given to the sick, knitting blankets, mittens, hats and scarves for children in need. She also loved to embroider and was an extremely talented seamstress, making a blouse in a moment’s notice.
Marion definitely had a green thumb; her gardens and hanging baskets flourished in her yard and on her porch; she had a habit of tossing any type of seed into the dirt and weeks later tomato plants would appear. She also loved to bake, she baked for family, church teas and charity bake sales, she canned jams, jellies and relishes. She would try new recipes and her family would be on the receiving end of her fruits and labor, we loved everything she created.
She is survived by her children Robert H. Cutler (Charlotte) of Bennington, Kathleen M. Marcoux (Richard) of Bennington, Richard A. Cutler (Deborah) of Bennington, Thomas A. Cutler (Annette) of Woodford, and a daughter-in-law, Kathleen M. Cutler of Woodford, 11 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Harold Cutler who passed April 15, 1985, and sons Kenneth J. Cutler November 30, 2004, and H. John Cutler May 19, 1961, and great granddaughter Kaylyn E. Marcoux December 5, 2010.
Marion was loved by so many in the community, especially her entire family. They are better because of her.
The family has entrusted arrangements to the care of Hanson-Walbridge & Shea Funeral Home 213 West Main Street Bennington, VT. Funeral services for Marion will be held at St Peter’s Episcopal Church in Bennington and will be announced at a later date. Interment will be in Woodford Cemetery. There are no visiting hours.
If friends desire, memorial gifts in Marion’s memory may be made to BAYADA Hospice or St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, c/o Hanson-Walbridge & Shea Funeral Home P.O. Box 957 Bennington, VT 05201. To send the family personal condolences please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.