RUMFORD – Marion A. Houde, 99, formerly of Franklin Street, died Sunday, March 15, 2009 at Rumford Community Home, with her loving nieces at her side.

She was born in Rumford on March 2, 1910, a daughter of Jacque and Anna (Thibodeau) Surette. She was educated in Rumford schools. She was married to O’Neil A. Houde, who predeceased her on Oct. 26, 1982.

She was employed for 30 years as a fashion consultant with James W. Hill Co. in Manchester, N.H.

She was a communicant at the Parish of the Holy Savior. She loved doing flower arranging and was a member of the Manchester and Rumford Garden clubs. She was an avid bridge player and was a member of the local bridge club.

Surviving are a brother, Raymond Surette of Oquossoc; three grandchildren, Belinda, Joseph and Tiffany; several great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a daughter-in-law, Connie.

She was predeceased by her husband, O’Neil Houde; her son, James M. Houde; a grandson, Jim Houde; two sisters, Rita and Osalie; and four brothers, Ernest, Leander, Reginald and Lionel.

The family wishes to express their thanks to the Rumford Community Home and Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice.

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