In memory of
Marianne Rosche Shaffer
Marianne Rosche Shaffer died suddenly on February 8, 2017. A long-time Trailblazer, skier and Stratton figure, Marianne was married to Wilson Shaffer for 52 years. She lived the majority of her years in Fairfield, CT and, more recently, Winhall, VT. She worked for many years at Brooks Brothers in Westport, CT as a retail sales associate. Born on September 5, 1939 in Berlin, Germany, Marianne worked in the fashion industry until she moved to the United States in 1964. She enjoyed skiing and socializing with her friends from Stratton Mountain Trailblazers Ski Club. She enjoyed cooking, baking, listening to classical music and reading. Most of all, Marianne loved her children John (Jillian) Shaffer of Winhall, VT and Fairfield, CT, Kirsten (Bruno) deBiasi of Easton, CT and Lydia Shaffer of Manchester, VT, and took great pride in her grandchildren Sydney and LuLu Shaffer. Her sister, B rbel (Akram) Hatem, lives in Hamburg, Germany. Marianne was preceded in death by her brothers Paul and Joachim. SERVICES : Funeral services for Marianne will be held Saturday February 25, 2017 at 11am at the Chapel of the Snows at Stratton Mountain with a time of fellowship and refreshments to follow. There are no visiting hours. If friends desire, memorial gifts in Marianne's memory may be made to The Wilson House, a living memorial to Bill Wilson, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, in East Dorset, VT, c/o Brewster-Shea Funeral Home P.O. Box 885 Manchester Center, VT 05255. To send the family personal email condolences, please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com . The family has entrusted arrangements to the care of Brewster-Shea Funeral Home 34 Park Place Manchester Center, VT. [ML($sHEAffh1.JPG)]
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