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Marilyn Jean Petterson

November 9, 1941 — March 20, 2023

Eat Haven, VT

Marilyn Jean Petterson

Marilyn Jean Clifford Petterson, 82, of East Haven, Vermont passed away surrounded by loved ones on March 20, 2023, after a battle with Alzheimer.

Marilyn was born November 9, 1941, to the late Benjamin Spencer Clifford and Irene Stella Thibault Clifford in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. She married the late Dale Edward Petterson on April 27, 1963.

Surviving are her three children, Debra Jean Somers her husband Sean Somers and their 2 son’s Benjamin Mark James and Jonathon Major James of Lyndonville, Vermont 1 great grandson Mica Reginold Major James. Her son Douglas Edward Petterson his longtime girlfriend Jennifer Trojanowski of Bradford, Vermont, 2 son’s Scott Edward Petterson of St. Albans, Vermont, Jarrett Michael Petterson of East Haven, Vermont and Kayleigh Trojanowski of Bradford, Vermont. Her daughter Dena Marie Sargent her husband Robert Sargent and their 2 children Devin Marie Keithan her husband Nicholas Keithan of West Burke, Vermont, Dakota Sargent of East Haven, Vermont.

She is also survived by our lifelong family friends Sharon and Kirwin Flanders of East Haven their 2 daughters Lorilee Drown her husband Russell Drown of Danville, Wendy Lee Flanders of Denver, Colorado. Multiple friends and cousins. 

She was pre-deceased by her infant brother: Robert Lawrence Clifford, born Feb 4, 1949.

Marilyn had many loves among them were her dogs, enjoyed going for walks, meeting, and talking to people. She loved to travel and would often take her friend Irene Hartwell and go for rides along with her beloved dogs. She loved watching her grandchildren participating in sporting events or just being around them. Her charm and smile would enlighten those around her.

We want to give a special thank you to the Blue Spruce Home in Bradford for taking great care of our mom at the end of her time with us.

Friends may call on the family from 1-3PM Saturday, March 25, 2023, at the Guibord Funeral Home, 15 Main Street in Lyndonville, VT.

Burial will take place at 10AM on Monday June 5, 2023, the Woodmont Cemetery in East Burke, VT.

Memorial Donations may be made in Marilyn’s name to either an animal shelter of one’s choice or to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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Past Services


Saturday, March 25, 2023

1:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Guibord-Pearsons Funeral Home

15 Main St, Lyndonville, VT 05851

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Graveside Service

Monday, June 5, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

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