Marianne F. Paton, 55, of Bokeelia passed away on Sept. 12, 2011. She was born on Feb. 15, 1956 in Worcester, Mass., to Francis and Joan Alice (Leroux).
She was an active member and played leadership roles in many writing and outdoors associations and has been the recipient of numerous awards and accolades for her accomplishments.
Her writing career includes nearly a decade as Editor, Reporter and Photographer for the Pine Island Eagle and had an active role in the community, including a tenure as Vice-Madam of the Matlacha Hookers. She will be remembered for her vigorous support of local organizations and businesses and her deep involvement with the concerns of Pine Island residents.
Marianne F. Paton
Ms. Paton is survived by her loving family including three sons, Jeremy W. Conrad of Brooklyn, New York, Michael William Conrad of Santa Rosa, Californa, and Steven Darryl Conrad of Brooklyn, N.Y., as well as her mother, Joan A. Paton Shearin (Bob) and two brothers, Patrick F. Paton of North Fort Myers and John F.K. Paton of Bedford, N.H.; and two sisters, JoAnn (Richard) Warner of Matlacha Isles and Dorothy (Anthony) Riccio of Concord, N.H., as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews across the nation and her good friend Barry Thrasher.
She was preceeded in death by her father Francis William Paton.
An announcement regarding her Memorial Service to be held at the American Legion will be released in the Pine Island Eagle at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to Hope Hospice, 2430 Diplomat Parkway, East, Cape Coral, FL 33909-5405