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Marion Hannah Obituary

Marion L. Hannah
Marion L. Hannah

October 19, 2019
Born in Manhattan
Resided in Castleton, NY
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It is with great sadness we announce the tragic passing of Marion L. Merwin Hannah, 65, after being struck by a vehicle the night of October 19, 2019, on Route 9 in Castleton.

She was born in NYC, a daughter of the late Adeline & George Merwin. Her sister Diane Merwin Franzman and her life partner of 16 years Robert Colby both died previously.

Marion is survived by her beloved dog Bowie, daughter April Hannah, her brother Willard Merwin (wife Joan), her niece Kara Wager (husband Robert) nephews Andrew (wife Meredith), Daniel & Noah Merwin, Christopher & Joseph Braccia, Cayden & Chayce Wager, brother in law Stephen Franzman and many other extended family members.

She was a graduate from Hunter-Tannersville and earned a Bachelor’s in Psychology from SUNY Albany. She lived on the mountain top for a majority of her life & used her psychology degree to help many people in the human services field. Later in life she volunteered at Animal Kind (an animal rescue shelter in Hudson.)

Marion was a lover of nature and hiked many trails in the Catskill Mountains. She loved to travel and spoke often about her cross country trip with her sister when she was in her 20’s. She believed strongly in synchronicity & Angels, loved to read her horoscope and always payed attention to the moon cycles.

For those who knew Marion best, she was a free spirit, hippie loving, type of woman. Unfortunately, this brought her many battles with addiction but her true spirit shined bright during her periods of sobriety. She wore a ring up to the time of her death that said, “Shine on! The world needs your beautiful light." While her death was sudden & tragic, the family finds solace to know she is no longer suffering from the throws of addiction.

Celebration of life services will be held on Oct. 26th at 33 Park Lane from 10am-2pm. Her daughter will lead an end of life ritual from 12pm-1:30 leaving time for friends and family to share stories. Cemetery services will follow at Maplewood Cemetery, East Jewett at 3:30pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to Columbia Greene Humane Society, Animal Kind or to an addiction recovery center of your choice.




Celebration of Life
33 Park Lane
Tannersville, NY US 12485
Saturday, October 26, 2019
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
End of Life Ritual
33 Park Avenue
Tannersville, NY US 12485
Saturday, October 26, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Route 23A
East Jewett, NY US 12424
Saturday, October 26, 2019
3:30 PM