Marion Barbara Collett Upham, 89, formerly of Meriden, wife of the late Kirkland H. Upham, passed away at the Georgeson House in Naples, FL on Sept. 19, 2014. Born in Meriden on Feb. 2, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Arthur G. and Jessie Hobson Collett. She was the beloved mother to daughter Donnalee (Robert) Percope, of Naples, FL, and son William H. Upham, of Meriden. Also survived by a brother, William A. (Charlotte) Collett, of Meriden, three granddaughters; Laura (James) Roblee, of Wallingford, Gina (Craig) Allard, of Naples, FL, and Jillian Upham, of Norfolk, VA, and several nieces and nephews. She had graduated from Meriden High School, and worked as a Teller and Bookkeeper at Meriden Permanent Savings & Loan. She enjoyed gardening and music, and rather than having those who knew her grieve over her loss, she hopes to be remembered fondly with a song or by whistling while you work. All funeral arrangements are private and in care of BEECHER & BENNETT-FLATOW FUNERAL HOME, Meriden. Contributions in her memory can be sent to the Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature Center, 1495 Smith Preserve Way, Naples, FL, 34102.

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  1. Bill and family, Sorry to hear about Marion. Some people you meet leave you with a good impression. Marion was one of them. Hope you are in good shape. That good impression must be a family trait. Sincerely, Allen and Neda

  2. I was very sorry to read this morning about Marion. I have many fond memories from All Saints’. Heaven’s choir now has a new wonderful voice to sign God’s praises. She may have passed on but will always be alive in your memories. Beth Ann Dupuis Crawf

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