Marion was born in Cortland, NY to Salem and Nazera Ferris. She grew up in a loving family as the youngest of seven children. She graduated from Cortland High School and worked as an Operator with NY Telephone Company. She married Wayne Lear in 1951 and in 1957 they moved to Skaneateles. Marion devoted her life to her family, community, and church. She enjoyed helping people. She had active roles in many organizations including the ambulance corps, St Mary’s Parish, and Republican Party. She faithfully served the local, County, Northern Central and CNY Fireman’s Auxiliaries. She worked forty-three years as the Town Tax Collector and Assessor’s Clerk. Her beautiful smile warmed everybody's heart. She loved to cook, to visit, and to play card games with friends and family. She gave her love unconditionally to daughters, June Lamon, April (Jim) Dale, Lori (Jim) Milne and Mary Jane (Otto) Meier, and their families.
She is predeceased by Wayne, her husband of 64 years. She is survived by four daughters, three grandchildren- Adam Milne, Kristen (Dave) Marks, Claire Milne, two sisters- Tena (Tom) Maguire and Rena (Jim) LeFever, and extended family.
Calling hours will be Wednesday, December 11th at Robert D. Gray Funeral Home, Skaneateles from 4 to 7 pm.
Private burial planned in Springtime.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Skaneateles Emergency Service- SAVES.
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