ARTHUR B. POOLE
AWARD

1981 Honoree

MARION B. THIERRY

Marion B. Thierry of Litchfield Road has been selected as this year’s recipient.

Mrs. Thierry, a lifelong resident, has been assistant town clerk since 1966 and recently became an associate certified municipal clerk. She is also known for her activities in the Harwinton Agricultural Society, of which she has been a member since 1947. She served as secretary for the organization from 1972 to 1978 and, as of this date, is the director of it.

She was also secretary of the Association of Connecticut Fairs from 1974 to 1977 and recently held the office of major fair director.

Mrs. Thierry compiled and computed the Tax Rate Book in Harwinton from 1954 to 1967 and served as secretary of the Region 10 Board of Education from 1958 to 1967.

She was registrar of voters from 1960 to 1965 and was a member of the Litchfield Hills Regional Planning Agency from 1966 to 1967. She was also on the committee which began the Memorial Day parade in Harwinton in 1960.

In addition, Mrs. Thierry worked in scouting as a den mother and in the 4-H Club as a leader. She is director and vice president of the Harwinton Historical Society, a member of Harwinton Homemakers, a director of the West Cemetery Association and an organist for the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, where she is a communicant.

Mrs. Thierry is also a driver for the Harwinton Volunteer Ambulance Association and has been active for the past 30 years in both the American Cancer Society and the Red Cross. She is currently a volunteer for the Services to the Armed Forces and Veteran’s program.

She was appointed in 1976 to the Governor’s Vacation Travel Council in the Tourism Division of the state Department of Commerce.

Mrs. Thierry, the widow of Edward C. Thierry, is the mother of three children, Charles, Peter and Candance.

Soures:
Harwinton Historical Society Scrapbook
The Republican American Newspaper

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