Wrisley Funeral Home
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Ann Marie Coulson

Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service led by Rev. Oscar Wallace at First Parish Church in Berlin, on March 19, 2014 at 11:00 AM
Ann Marie Coulson, 89, formerly of Berlin and South Hadley, Massachusetts, died Friday, March 14, 2014, at The Pines Rehabilitation and Health Center in Lyndonville, Vermont.

          Born in Marlborough, Massachusetts on April 24, 1924, the younger daughter of Ernest B. & Ruth M. (Cook) Coulson, she had lived in the family home on Linden Street for the first 80 years of her life with the exception of a period during WWII when she served as a mail clerk in the WAVES in Maryland.    Ann Marie was a bookkeeper at Braga Shoe Company for 17 years until the company closed. She then worked as a bookkeeper at the Hudson National Bank for 22 years. After retirement, she occasionally traveled with her sister Thora and Arthur. When home, she enjoyed the company of her many friends in Berlin and Hudson.

          In 2003, Ann Marie moved with her sister, Thora, and her husband Arthur Fieldsend, to Loomis Village in South Hadley, Mass. After Thora’s death in 2004, Arthur’s health deteriorated, and in 2009, Ann Marie moved to The Pines assisted living to be a faithful companion to Arthur who moved into the nursing care part of the facility, where he passed away in June of 2013.

          Ann Marie was a life member of First Parish Church in Berlin, Mass. She was a member of the American Legion H. Wallace Woodward Post #162 for 66 years and a member of the Legion Auxiliary for 78 years, having joined as a junior member when she was 11 years old.

          Ann Marie was a beloved daughter, sister and aunt. When her father could no longer drive a car, she learned to drive and got a license when she was in her fifties. A week before her death, she was learning to use an electric typewriter because she no longer had the strength to operate her manual machine, due to her tremor disorder which had made it difficult for her to write.

          Ann Marie was predeceased by her parents, her sister, brother-in-law and her niece, Persis F. Ross. She leaves a niece, Thora Ann, and her husband Joel Edward Dumont of Wheelock, Vermont.

          Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service led by Rev. Oscar Wallace at First Parish Church in Berlin, on March 19, 2014 at 11:00 AM.

          Donations in her memory may be made to First Parish Church, 24 Central Street, Berlin, Massachusetts 01503 or the The Pines Residents Activity Fund, 601 Red Village Road, Lyndonville,Vermont 05851

           Arrangements are under the direction of the Wrisley Funeral Home,

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