Marion L.  Hounsell

Obituary of Marion L. Hounsell

Marion L. Hounsell, 91, of Pembroke, passed away on June 19, 2020, at the Colony Center in Abington.  
She was born on April 19, 1929 in New Hampshire to parents Forrest and Florence Lowe, the youngest
of two daughters.  She graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1946.
On November 25, 1954, she married the love of her life, Roy E. Hounsell, and together they established 
their residence in Pembroke and raised their family.


Marion was employed at Slattery's Insurance Agency for 40 years.
She was a member of the Bryantville United Methodist Church.
Marion was an accomplished seamstress, sewing with precision much of the clothing that her daughters 
would wear.  She was also skilled at knitting and crocheting, making fisherman knit and icelandic knit 
sweaters, crocheting afghans, and knitting personalized Christmas stockings for her family which are 
still hung at the fireplace with care to this day.


Marion most enjoyed spending time with her family.  She enjoyed camping and playing cards.  Her 
competitive spirit was apparent when playing a "friendly game of hearts".
Marion was predeceased by her husband, her parents, and her sister, Verna Paige.
She is survived by her three daughters, Terri and her husband Floyd Katon of Arlington, VA, Donna and 
her husband Edward McGlynn of Amherst, MA, and Cindy and her husband Bruce Steffen of 
Bridgewater, MA.  She is also survived by her beloved grandchildren, Marjory and Matthew Katon, and
Tara and Joshua Steffen, and her most precious great-grandaughter, Madison.
And she leaves behind several nieces and nephews.


Services will be held on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at the Shepherd Funeral Home in Kingston.  Calling 
hours will be from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., with service at 11:30 a.m. and burial to follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Bryantville United Methodist Church,
P.O. Box 447, 546 Mattakeesett Street, Bryantville, MA  02327.

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