Church & Allen Funeral Service

136 Sachem Street, Norwich, CT


Maralee Slayton Thomson

January 13, 1922October 31, 2019

Maralee Slayton Thomson 1/13/1922-10/31/2019

Thomson-Maralee Slayton Thomson 97, of Norwich died peacefully at her home October 31, 2019 surrounded by her family. Maralee was born in South Woodstock, VT on Jan. 13, 1922, a daughter of Harold Boynton Slayton and Lena (Bassett) Slayton Anderson. As a young girl she moved to Connecticut when her mother married Carl J. Anderson Sr. She graduated from NFA Class of 1941, and was a longtime Norwich resident. Maralee married Arthur J. Thomson on July 16, 1949. He predeceased her Oct. 5, 2011. She was employed by US Finishing Co., before staying home to raise her children. She returned to work at John Meyer of Norwich until her retirement. Maralee is survived by her three daughters; Lynn Fontaine and her husband Gary of Franklin, Carol Socha and her husband Joseph of Oakdale, Shelly Ashcom and her husband Dana of Franklin. She also leaves her grandchildren, Eric and his wife Rebecca, Laura, Jeffrey, Krystina, Ryan, Benjamin, Jack and her great granddaughter Lily Grace. She loved spending time with her grandchildren taking them on nature walks, baking with them and teaching them to garden. Maralee also leaves a brother Carl J. Anderson Jr. and his wife Elsie of Vermont, as well as several nieces and nephews including a special niece Susan Loiler. Her aides, Amanda and Faith who provided loving care. Besides her husband, she was predeceased by her parents, stepfather, her brother Erland Slayton Sr., and her grandson Timothy Socha. Per her request, services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Please visit www.churchandallen.com to leave an online tribute or condolence.


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Susan (Grzymkowski) Starr

November 9, 2019

Lynn, Carol and families,
I send my most sincere condolences and prayers at this sad time. I'll always have such wonderful memories of us as young girls playing together at your house and how warm and loving your Mom was. Whenever I would see her as an adult, she always gave me a big hug. Going back many years, I recall how nice it was to see her at John Meyer when I was working summers there. I know there is nothing for me to say that will make your loss easier but know that I am sending you my love and support.

Susan Loiler

November 8, 2019

Dear Lynn, Carol,Shelly, and family, Thinking of all of you today and I am there with you in spirit. The sun is shining and the sky is blue, and it is beautiful just like Aunt Maralee! Love you ❤

Rich Perkowski

November 7, 2019

So sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. Your mom and family are in our thoughts and prayers.

The Perkowski's

Donna Limauro

November 6, 2019

so very for the loss of your Mom. Our prayers to you and family.

Mike Jowdy & Donna Limauro


November 6, 2019

Lynn, Carol and Shelly,thank god she is resting peacefully. I will miss her terribly.

Elaine L

November 6, 2019

Maralee was someone I grew very fond of in the neighborhood and considered her my friend. I will miss her and our visits greatly. My sympathies go out to her family. I’ve enjoyed hearing about you all- Maralee loved you and always had such wonderful memories to share.

Faith Shultz

November 5, 2019

Carol and family,
It was my honor to be an aide to your mother. Thank you for allowing me to be part of her life. She was loving, funny, and completely amazing and I will miss her dearly.

Ann Bassett

November 2, 2019

To all Maralee's family,

Albert and I are so sorry for your loss. Maralee was such a dear, always concerned about others. We will miss her.
We hope you'll be comforted by remembering the happy times and knowing that she was grateful for all you did for her.
Thinking of you.

Anne Hunt

November 2, 2019

Carol and family, so sorry for the loss of your mother. You are in my prayers.