Marion Hellquist, 79

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Marion Hellquist
Marion Hellquist

Marion Gladys (Temple) Hellquist, age 79, passed away after a long illness on Aug. 10 in Plano, Texas.

She was born June 25, 1942, in Framingham to Malcom Chaplin Temple and Gladys Parker Temple. Marion was raised in Upton and graduated from Northbridge High School in 1960. She graduated from Clark University in 1964 with a B.A. in psychology and received a master’s in library science from Simmons College. She was a school librarian for most of her career in Hopkinton and Adams. For 18 years until retirement, she was the librarian at Hoosac Valley High School in the Western Massachusetts town of Cheshire.

She is predeceased by her parents, Malcom and Gladys Temple. She is survived by her husband, Barre (Allen, Texas), sons Eric (Oswego, New York) and Paul (McKinney, Texas), granddaughters Noel (McKinney, Texas) and Anna Hellquist (Oswego, New York), brothers Parker (Rehoboth) and Marshall (Barstow, California), and sister Ramona Beckius (West Hartford, Connecticut).

Calling hours will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 17, in the Pickering & Son Upton Funeral Home, 45 Main St.. Upton. Her funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 18, in the United Parish of Upton Church, 1 Church St., Upton. Burial will follow in Lakeview Cemetery, Upton.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Marion T. Hellquist Scholarship Fund to support graduating seniors from Hoosac Valley High School (gofund.me/250234c3) or Reading is Fundamental (secure.rif.org/page/19541/donate/1).