April 5, 1916 ~ September 19, 2016
Marion Wilhelmina Dossin, 100, passed away peacefully on September 19th at The Bradley Home in Meriden. Born in Meriden on April 5, 1916, oldest of three children of Albert P. Dossin and Bertha Greiner Dossin, she graduated from Meriden High School and lived in Meriden all her life. Marion always had time for her family, and for many years she provided great care to her parents at the family's home on 4th Street. Marion was a beloved daughter, sister, aunt, grand aunt, and great grand aunt. She was predeceased by her brothers, Frederick P. Dossin and David A. Dossin, both formerly of Meriden. She is survived by several nephews, nieces, and grand and great grand nephews and nieces. Marion worked as an executive secretary and retired in 1982 after 15 years at the Charles Parker Company in Meriden. Marion was a life-long member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Meriden where she served on the Altar Guild. She was also involved in City Mission, Friends of the Library, and Castle Craig AARP organizations. She proudly served as a volunteer at Mid-State Medical Center, the LaPlanche Clinic at the Meriden Senior Center, and American Cancer Society. Marion was an outstanding golfer and one of the top bowlers in her duckpin league. She enjoyed weaving and won numerous ribbons at local fairs. She loved to travel and made several trips throughout the U.S. and Europe. One of her favorite trips was in 1980 when she journeyed throughout Germany and Austria, highlighted by the performance of the Passion Play in Oberammergau, Bavaria. Having lived at The Bradley Home since 2004, Marion was an integral part of Bradley, serving as Treasurer of the Bradley Home Resident Council for several years and was always involved in the Holiday Craft Fair. When the Bradley Home recently celebrated Marion's 100th birthday, she joked that she didn't believe she had passed the incredible milestone. A few days later, the celebration continued with her immediate family coming from Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, and Michigan to get together for her special day. The family would like to thank the incredible staff at The Bradley Home for their dedication and loving care of Marion throughout the years. These truly special people treated Marion like family and gave us great comfort. In lieu of flowers, donations in Marion's memory can be sent to The Bradley Home, Attn: Marion Dossin Fund, 320 Colony Street, Meriden, CT 06451. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service for Marion at the Beecher & Bennett- Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Avenue in Meriden on Monday, September 26 at 11 am. Burial will follow the service at Walnut Grove Cemetery.