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Monday, 24 March 2014 13:12

Marietta Edna Train

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SARATOGA SPRINGS — Marietta Edna Train, 92, a lifelong resident of Saratoga Springs and recently of The Home of the Good Shepard in Wilton, died peacefully at Wesley Health Care Center on Sunday, March 23.

Born on September 13, 1921, in Saratoga Springs, she was the daughter of the late Edwin Eugene Garant and Laura Melinda Downing Garant.

Mrs. Train was a graduate of Saratoga High School Class of 1940. She met her soon to be husband (Frank Train) at the Ashgrove Inn in Saratoga where she was a waitress and he was a bus boy. The two married on September 20, 1942. He passed away in February of 2003 after 61 years of marriage.

Marietta was a member of the Bethesda Episcopal Church in Saratoga Springs. She was active in the churches volunteer thrift shop and also in the PTA when her children were in the Saratoga Springs school district. In her leisure she enjoyed cooking, gardening, knitting and playing pinochle with her lifelong friends on Saturday nights. True to her Saratoga Roots, she was an avid horse racing fan and was excited during the Saratoga track season.

She is predeceased by a grandson Eric Train who died in 1995, a son in-law James Patton and two brothers John and Donald Garant

Survivors include a son, Paul Edwin Train and his wife Shirley of Ohio, two daughters, Dixie Patton of Brockton, Massachusetts and Maxine Marie Marquis and her husband Jamie of Belgrade, Maine; four grandchildren, Jodi Gebhart, Polly Train and Brian and Charles Patton; five great-grandchildren, Madison, Jackson and Johnathan Gebhart and Brian, Anthony and Matthew Patton; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday March 26 at the Tunison Funeral Home 105 Lake Ave. Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 and also from 10-11 a.m. Thursday March 27at the funeral home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

Burial will be in the spring at Greenridge Cemetery in Saratoga Springs

Memorial donations can be made to the American Heart Association 440 New Karner Road Albany, NY 12205.Online remembrance can be made at www.tunisonfuneralhome.com.

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