In memory of
Stanley D. Folsom
MARSHFIELD - Stanley Denton Folsom, 90, died Sept. 3, 2018. He was born in Lyman, New Hampshire, to Harley and Helen (Clough) Folsom. They lived in Littleton, New Hampshire, St. Johnsbury and then Marshfield, Vermont, where he attended and graduated from high school. He attended and later graduated from Lyndon Teachers College in 1952. It was here that he played basketball and baseball, and where he led the school choir. Playing the piano was a treat for him and all those who heard him. He taught in Rochester, Vermont, for two years, Randolph for three years, then in Milton, Vermont, for 27 years, mostly junior high school English. He coached boys baseball and basketball in Rochester, girls basketball in Randolph and in Milton, he coached boys baseball for one year and boys basketball for four years, and girls basketball for 22 years. He also worked for the Vermont State Highway Department during the summer for 10 years. Stanley was an accomplished piano and organ player. His love of jazz and standard tunes were enjoyed by all who heard him. He played with the H. Guy Dunbar Band, Rollie Beaupre Trio, quartets and the 12-piece Forest Lake Band, the Bob Evarts Trio, and with many other groups and top musicians. Stanley was a self-taught artist drawing pictures of trains and railroad stations, and scenes of local and national trains. He recently had an art showing at the Marshfield Library, where he also did a talk on railroading. He married a nurse, Sally Perron from St. Albans, who survives him. They had two children, Steven R. Folsom and Carissa M. Lovely. Calling hours will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, at the Guare & Sons Funeral Home, 30 School St., Montpelier, VT. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, also at Guare & Sons. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, VT 05641.
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