HARTLAND — At her request a graveside service was held June 16 in the Hartland Village Cemetery in Hartland for Marion J. Rugg, 85, a longtime resident of Hartland, who passed away June 9 at the Brookside Nursing Home in Wilder. The Rev. William Sheldon officiated.
She was born June 22, 1928 in Hartland, daughter of Millard and Marion (Lobdell) White.
She received her schooling in Hartland and Windsor. She graduated from Windsor High School in 1947.
She married Robert S. Rugg on April 29, 1950 in Milton. They moved to Hartland in 1953.
Mrs. Rugg was employed at McGee Oil in Woodstock for several years. She most recently worked as a secretary at the former Cone Blanchard Machine Tool Company in Windsor until her retirement.
She and her husband were fond of traveling and farming, and enjoyed riding motorcycles. Mr. Rugg passed away on November 3, 2004.
Survivors include two sons, Robert Rugg and Ronald Rugg, both of Hartland; one daughter, Joan Jarvis of Camp Springs, Maryland; four brothers, Thomas White, Richard White, Robert White and Paul White, all of Hartland; three sisters, Mary Davis of West Hartford, Virginia Ide of Quechee and Nancy Dow of Hartland; four grandchildren, several great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
She was also predeceased by her parents; and one son, Rickey M. Rugg in 1978.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lucy Mackenzie Humane Society at PO Box 702, Brownsville, VT 05037.
The Knight Funeral Home in Windsor is entrusted with the arrangements.
Condolences may be expressed to her family in an online guestbook at www.knightfuneralhomes.com
This obituary first appeared in the June 19, 2014 print edition of the Vermont Standard.
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