In Loving Memory of Irvin Maranville

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Irvin Walter Maranville passed away peacefully at age 89 on July 25, 2018 in Bradenton, Florida. He was born on December 17, 1928 in East Wallingford, Vermont, to the late Madeline (Hart) Maranville and Stephen J Maranville.

After growing up in East Wallingford, Irvin enlisted in the US Navy in May 1948. He served aboard the USS Hamul, and while stationed in Plymouth England he met his future bride, Joyce Mee. While they vacationing in East Wallingford, they were engaged in June 1951. In September of that year, Joyce traveled to California and they were married September 5th at St Peter's Chapel in Vallejo. After discharge from the Navy, Irvin and Joyce traveled cross-country, settling in Rutland, where Irvin was proprietor of the Orange Disc Gulf Station. During this time, their first three children (Stephen, Deborah, Pamela) were born. In 1958, Irvin joined the Vermont State Police, a career that lasted for 28 years until he retired in 1986. During that time the family lived in Essex Junction and Essex Center (where Trevor and Jessica joined the family), Colchester, and Rutland. He retired as a lieutenant, and was later promoted to a retired Captain.

Irvin and Joyce (and the children) were always active in the Episcopal Church, first at Trinity Church in Rutland, then St. James in Essex Junction, and returning to Trinity Church in Rutland. Irvin and Joyce were directors of the Rock Point Summer Conferences in 1970 and 1971, and were involved in the Vermont Cursillo program. Irvin lived a life of faithful devotion to his faith and his church, and communicated that faith and love of others through empathy and respect. He showed each of us how to be in this world in all our relationships through the love of his Lord. Irvin was always involved in activities with his church and family, that included youth group activities, vestry, Masonic Order, DeMolay, church activities, teaching AARP driving classes, volunteering for hospice, and much much more. Irvin attended Wallingford High School and received a degree from Champlain College, Burlington, Vermont.

In October 1986, Joyce and Irvin were ordained as deacons at Trinity Episcopal Church in Rutland, Vermont. Their service as deacons to their church family and friends has been an important and large part of their life, and continued after their second retirement from Church of the Annunciation on Anna Maria Island Florida in 2015. Irvin and Joyce traveled through the Holy Land, England, Bermuda, and many places in the United States.

Irvin leaves his wife of 66 years, Joyce Margaret (Mee) Maranville. He is also survived by his son, Stephen A Maranville (Nancy) of Punta Gorda Florida; daughters, Deborah J (Maranville) Wallis of Norwich Vermont, Pamela A. (Maranville) Deluca (Jeffrey) of Fairfield Connecticut, and Jessica M. (Maranville) LaPlante (Thomas) of Falmouth Maine; and sister, Elsie (Maranville) Badamo of Fairfax Vermont He was preceded in death by his son, Trevor A Maranville; brother, John Maranville; and sister, Lillian (Maranville) Allen. He is remembered and loved by seventeen grandchildren; Kelley (Maranville) Herrera of Punta Gorda FL , Lisa (Maranville) Montoya of Tampa FL, Peter Wallis of Pasadena CA, Elizabeth Wallis Margeson of Westbrook Maine, John Wallis of Dover NH, Sarah Wallis of Pittsford, VT, Jessica Deluca of San Francisco CA, Sarah Deluca of Santa Monica CA, Emily Deluca of East Lyme CT, Allie Deluca of Fairfield CT, Thomas Maranville of Waterbury Center VT, Tyler Maranville of Waterbury Center VT, Michael Maranville of Burlington VT, Robert Maranville of Essex Center VT, Joseph LaPlante (who shares his birthday with his grandfather) of Falmouth Maine, Samuel LaPlante of Boston MA, and Jacob LaPlante of Stamford CT. His grandchildren remember him with love and wonderful memories of discussions, scooter rides, fishing, playing checkers, and talking about their lives and how they are making the world a better place.

Friends and family are invited to the celebration of Irvin's life and funeral service on Saturday, August 4 at 10:30 a.m. at Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, Florida, 34217. A reception and sharing of memories will follow at the church. Recurring donations may be made to Our Little Roses at www.OurLittleRoses.org.


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