Marion Catherine (Tiger) Rahmann
White River Junction, Vt. — Marion Catherine (Tiger) Rahmann, 85, died on Jan. 25, 2014, at her home in White River Junction. Marion was born on Sept. 20, 1928, to Raymond and Mary Catherine (Hoffmann) Tiger. She lived in Califon, N.J., from her birth until she and her late husband, Henry Rahmann, Jr., moved to Vermont five years ago.
After graduating from High Bridge High School, Marion completed nursing school at Orange Memorial Hospital in Orange, N.J. She married Henry after her graduation as an RN. Marion worked professionally as a private duty nurse at Hunterdon Medical Center, Morristown Memorial Hospital and then as a head nurse at Little Brook Nursing Home before taking time away from nursing to raise her three children. The lure of nursing returned, however, and she became school nurse at The Purnell School. She left Purnell for the opportunity to nurse at the Kate Macy Ladd Convalescent Home, in Far Hills, N.J., where she worked until the she retired.
As a little girl, Marion learned to play the piano. She kept a piano in her home and her love of music motivated her to sing in the choir for many years at Fairmount Presbyterian Church, where she was a long-term member of the Session. All of her children played musical instruments, and she spent many hours ferrying them to private music lessons, group rehearsals and concerts. She would often spend her Saturday afternoons cleaning or cooking while the radio broadcast of “Live from the Met” blared in the background, and she would eagerly watch PBS broadcasts of orchestras and singers, regardless of her family’s viewing desires.
During the last year, Marion was extremely appreciative of the compassionate and motivating care from the aides of The Comfort Zone and its director, Rosalind Godfrey. Marion’s family also extends their gratitude for the professionalism of these extraordinary women.
Marion was predeceased by her parents; three brothers, Waldon, Claude and Joseph Tiger; and her husband. She is survived by her daughter, Crista Rahmann Renza and her husband, Louis Renza, of Hanover, N.H., and their son, Shayne Renza; her son, Henry Rahmann III and his wife, Donna Rahmann, of Califon, N.J., and their sons, Charles and Paul Thonus and Henry Rahmann IV; and her daughter, Marga Rahmann and her husband, Lee Michaelides, of Norwich, Vt., and their daughter, Alexandra Rahmann; and many beloved nieces and nephews.
Services were held in N.J. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions can be made to WISE, 38 Bank Street, Lebanon, NH 03766.