Marion Johnson DuBosque

November 7, 1921January 7, 2019

Marion Matheson Johnson ("Johnny") DuBosque died peacefully at home in Essex, CT on January 7, 2019. Born in New York City on November 7, 1921, Marion grew up in Garden City, Huntington Bay, and Laurel Hollow, NY. A graduate of the Cathedral School of Saint Mary in Garden City, Long Island, NY, Marion attended Bennington College in Bennington, VT. She was married to Hutchinson DuBosque, Sr. for 66 years until his death in 2008. Hutch and Marion lived in Laurel Hollow, NY for many years, where they were members of the Cold Spring Harbor Beach Club and the Winter Club in Huntington, prior to moving to CT, where they lived in Fenwick and in Essex.

While Hutch was stationed in Naval Training school in Newport RI in 1943, Marion worked in the Naval Torpedo Station on Goat Island, and later served as a WWII Red Cross Volunteer on Long Island, NY. In 1968, she started Books for Vietnam with friends in her home basement, receiving, assembling, packaging and sending thousands of books to servicemen in Vietnam, with the help of Army chaplains and the U.S. Postal Service. In 1977, Marion received a Certificate of Medical Assisting from The Westchester School, and a diploma from the Institute of Children's Literature in 1993, having completed the courses on writing for children and teenagers.

Marion is survived by four children, Tina Matheson DuBosque and son-in-law, Joel I. Ackerman, of Quaker Hill, CT, Hutchinson DuBosque and daughter-in-law, Carol DuBosque, of Huntington, NY, Anne Matheson DuBosque of Warrenton, VA and Nancy Phelps DuBosque of Keene, NH. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Hutch, Jamey, Christina, Allegra and Gene, and four great-grandchildren, James, Camden, Elon and Cairo. A gathering of the clans to honor and celebrate Marion’s life will take place at a family graveside service in April on Long Island. Donations in loving memory may be made to Hospice, Middlesex Health, 28 Crescent Street, Middletown, CT 06457, Visiting Nurses of The Lower Valley, 61 Main Street, Centerbrook, CT, and Lower Valley Care Advocates, 61 Main Street, Centerbrook, CT


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Marion Johnson DuBosque

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Margaret Morgan

January 22, 2019

Marion has been a wonderful neighbor. I will always remember how much she loved to watch our dogs romp around the yard
even though they were supposed to be on leashes). A brilliant gardener and beautiful woman. I love the photo of her. Margaret