Marilyn D. Ramsay

SOUTH PARIS – Marilyn D. Ramsay gained her wings on March 13, 2023, in the company and home of her loving family.

She was born June 8, 1932, in Norway, daughter of Leslie V. Spinney and Eleanor L. (Morey) Spinney. She attended Paris schools and married her high school sweetheart, Richard H. Ramsay on March 24, 1952. They celebrated 70 years of marriage. Marilyn was a Navy wife and worked as a switchboard operator while Richard was enlisted. She and Richard had three children that she cherished dearly.

Marilyn worked multiple jobs at once through the years often as a supervisor in local factories and businesses.

She liked roller skating as a child at her dad’s rink in Oxford and was a talented skate dancer.

Marilyn was adventurous; she and Richard traveled the U.S. on their motorcycle, crossing the country two times.

Marilyn dedicated her life to raising awareness of our veterans. She and Richard along with Onni Raasumaa were instrumental in the creation of the Veterans Memorial in Moore Park.

Marilyn organized fund raisers to benefit the Veteran Organizations in Paris for 40-plus years. She gained fame for her chicken pie suppers. She joked that she was a “Chicken Plucker of America”.

She was loved and will be missed by all.

Marilyn was predeceased by her parents and her brother Lyndon Spinney.

She is survived by husband Richard H. Ramsay, daughter Rebecca Banta and husband Neil, son Michael J. Ramsay and life partner Angie Mason, daughter Bonney Ramsay Fogg and husband James, numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren, “the treasures of her life”.

Arrangements are under the care of Chandler Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 45 Main Street, South Paris. Online condolences may be shared with her family at

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