BENNINGTON- Marie Howatt, 103, formerly of Jacksonville, died peacefully at her home at Fillmore Pond Friday, June 8. The daughter of James and Marie (Straka) Buckley, she was born in New York City on May 25, 1915. She was a graduate of Julia Richmond High School in Manhattan.
She married Gerald Howatt in 1938. He died in 1968. They relocated from Long Island to Jacksonville in 1960. Mrs. Howatt was a realtor for many years and had been chosen Realtor of the Year in 1974 by the Vermont Association of Realtors. She moved to Bennington in 1986 where she became a member of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship and served as a volunteer at the Bennington Museum and Bennington Free Library.
Mrs. Howatt enjoyed traveling and experienced several fabulous trips. She had an eye for art, an interest she acquired from her husband, who was an artist.
Mrs. Howatt leaves her daughter Barbara Vinall, and husband Britt, of Yarmouth Port, MA; grandchildren, Gerald Howatt IV, and wife Jessamyn, of Hinesburg, and their children Kayla, Graham, and Mireille; Nathan Howatt and wife Amy, of Colchester, and their children Jackson and Addison; Jessica Vinall, of Bristol, CT; Victoria Howatt, of Greenlawn, NY; and Elizabeth Vinall, of Wallingford, CT. She was predeceased by a son Gerald Howatt III and brothers James D. Buckley and William H. Buckley.
A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held Saturday, June 16, beginning at 11 am at the Hanson Walbridge and Shea Funeral Home. Interment will take place in the Jacksonville Village Cemetery in Whitingham.
Memorial gifts may be made to the VNA and Hospice of Southwestern Vermont in care of Hanson Walbridge and Shea Funeral Home, 213 West Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201. To send condolences visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.