Labenski Funeral Home

107 Boswell Avenue, Norwich, CT


Marlene Sue Ward

22 novembre , 19563 octobre , 2019

Norwich-Marlene Sue Ward, age 62, of Norwich, passed away at Yale New Haven Hospital on October 3, 2019. She was born in Hartford City, Indiana on November 22, 1956 to the late Gordon and Peggy (Wickerhsam) Cordell.

Marlene was active in her community donating her time to several organizations, and conducting many benefits. She belonged to a pool league and enjoyed playing bingo.

She is survived by three sons Michael Hall of Columbia, Chad Allen Hall of Alabama, and Jason Hall of Baltic. She also leaves behind grandchildren Faye, Grace, Lucas, Jason Jr. Jacob, Julianna, Shaun, Gabby and Gavin, brothers Jim, Jeff and Dave Cordell and sisters Deb Logan and Samantha Bruggeman as well as seven nephews and five nieces.

Family and friend may visit Labenski Funeral Home, 107 Boswell Ave, Norwich on Thursday from 3:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. at which time there will be a celebration of life service.


  • Calling Hour / Visitation jeudi, 10 octobre , 2019
  • Celebration of Life Service jeudi, 10 octobre , 2019


Marlene Sue Ward


Dawn Marchal

7 octobre , 2019

Marlene was a wonderful person. Her memory will live on in the hearts of her friends and family. My heart goes out to those who were closest to her, especially her children, grandchildren and siblings, during this difficult time.

Samantha Bruggeman

7 octobre , 2019

Years ago I use to stay with her in the summer to babysit the boys, we had went to a garage sale where we bought a little hand held video camera... while driving home I had the camera out acting like I was video taping everyone that we saw on the way, Marlene would wave and everyone was waving back to be on the video... it was funny! The camera wouldn’t even turn on but we never told. Thankful for the times I had with her. She always had a good heart. I Love and miss her.. prayers for her kids and grandkids... may god bring them peace and comfort for all the days ahead! You all have my sympathy. Rest easy Marlene, give Mom and Mark my love...

Cassey Alig

5 octobre , 2019

My sympathy goes out to all three of Marlene’s boys and their families. I’m thankful for the visits I had with aunt Marlene and will never forget the last time she was here I rode with my mom to get her to the train station so she could get back home. We talked and laughed the entire ride there and mom and I gave Marlene lots of grief when she made us stop at a “sketchy” gas station. She of course gave it right back to us. I don’t think we stopped laughing until she stepped on the train. Marlene looks so much like my grandma that the first time I met her, she was asleep on our couch as she had gotten in in the middle of the night, but my sister, Dawn, and I went running up to the couch yelling Grandma, grandma! Only to hear grandma answer us from the kitchen and then realize it was a much younger version of grandma on the couch! She was a great person and I’m saddened that I’ll no longer have the chance to talk and laugh with her, but I know she is in a much better place than we are and God only takes the best!