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Polly Marcotte CHESTER — Melvina Pauline Woodard Marcotte passed away peacefully on April 25, 2020, at the age of 84 years. She was born in Ludlow, Vermont, on March 28, 1936, to Delmer Carl Woodard and Clara Genevieve Pelkey Woodard. She was married for 55 years to Victor Burton Marcotte Jr., who passed away in 2009. She was preceded in death by her sister, Janice Marie Woodard Austin, of Goffstown, New Hampshire; and sister-in-law, Barbara Ann Marcotte Harris de Sousa of Brentwood, New Hampshire. She graduated from Springfield High School in Vermont, class of 1953. She spent many years in New York state, first Ballston Spa, then St. Remy, and then Kingston. She moved back to Vermont in 2015 to be closer to family. Known to everyone as Polly, she loved cooking, gardening, painting, crocheting and knitting, photography, hosting family get-togethers, supplying food for community activities, as well as sharing her computer skills for whatever was needed for newsletters, flyers and posters. She is survived by her son, Larry Marcotte and wife Susan Long of Claremont, New Hampshire; brother, Kenny Rock and wife Drucilla of North Springfield, Vermont; sister, Caroline Woodard Clairmont of Gilmanton, New Hampshire; brother-in-law, Dan Marcotte and wife Sharon of Wolfeboro, New Hampshire; sister-in-law, Marylou Purpura and husband Carl of Pooler, Georgia; as well as many nieces and nephews. A memorial and celebration of life will be held at Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield, Vermont, on July 18 at 2 p.m., and at the St. Remy Reformed Church in St. Remy, New York, at a future time. Interment will be in St. Remy next to husband Burt.

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