Marion V. Lapierre

Marion “Toot” Lapierre, 82 of Eastford, died Wednesday November 9, 2022. Beloved wife of the late Oliver Lapierre, he died in 2013. Daughter of the late Raymond and Emelda (Desrosiers) Ives, she was born in Willimantic on March 16, 1940.

Marion worked at UCONN in the School of Special Education for 30 years as Administrative Assistant to Dr. A. J. Pappanikou. She enjoyed scrap booking, crocheting, sewing, loved music, played the accordion and was an excellent cook. Over the years Marion opened her home to many teenagers that needed a home.  

She is survived by her children John “Jack” Vinal of Eastford, Paul Vinal and his partner Donna Caracino of Eastford, Kim Stanton of Kingsville, MD, Wendy Roy of Eastford, step-children David Vinal and his wife Sharon of Pensacola, FL, Darrin Vinal and his fiancée Kimberly Gentile of Maricopa, AZ, grandchildren Crystal Stanton, Benjamin Stanton, Nicholas Vinal, Judy Krupula, Kevin Vinal, Danny Vinal, Gary Vinal, Adam Roy, James Roy, Matthew Roy, Justin Vinal, great grandchildren River Stanton, Paige Krupula, Logan Vinal, Landon Vinal, Piper Vinal, Reagan Roy, Ryan Roy, Hannah Roy and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brothers Raymond T. Ives and Harold “Dub” Doane.

Memorial service will be Sunday, November 20, 2022 at 5:00 PM at Smith and Walker Funeral Home, 148 Grove Street, Putnam, CT, calling hour will be from 4:00 to 5:00 PM. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516 or Disabled American Veterans at donate.dav.org/donate. Share a memory at Smithandwalkerfh.com