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James N. Marrion

New London, N.H. — James “Coach” Marrion, age 79, passed away Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, at home surrounded by his family.

He was born Jan. 3, 1935, in Brattleboro, Vt., the late son of James And Jenny Marrion.

He spent 40 years at Cardigan Mountain School from 1967 to 2007 where he taught math, coached football, basketball, baseball and soccer. He served as athletic director for many years.

He will be remembered for developing each student’s self esteem – “make each child feel special and he will be all that he can be!”

Football was always his favored sport to coach and he reminded his players to “hit ‘em hard and help ‘em up!”

He is survived by his wife, Constance; his daughter, Elizabeth and son-in-law, Donald Kimtis and granddaughters, Nicole and Meghan of New London; daughter, Jennifer and son-in-law, Robert Jangro, and grandchildren, Robert, Michael and Connie of Reading, Mass.; daughter, Stephanie and son-in-law, Joseph Spaulding and grandsons, Joey and Nicholas of Newbury, N.H.; and son, James and daughter-in-law, Shelby Marrion and grandson, Nathan Marrion of Pittsburgh, Penn.

A Catholic funeral mass will be held on Thursday, Feb. 6 at 11 a.m. at Cardigan Mountain School chapel with reception immediately following.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in “Coach’s” memory to The Catholic Bank and Catholic Charities.

Final arrangements are through Rickers Funeral Home, 56 School Street, Lebanon, N.H.

If you would like to leave a message of condolences contact: www.rickerfuneralhome.com.