Marie A. Willard


Marie A. Willard 81, passed away on Thursday, December 16, 2021. She was born in Saratoga Springs, NY on January 15, 1940 to Raymond and Dorothy Barnes.

Marie worked for the Saratoga County Department of Social Services for many years. She enjoyed buying and selling antiques, and during the Saratoga County Fair she worked in the antique department. She was a member of the Eagles Club. Marie was a people person, she loved her family and her community.

She was predeceased by her brother Daniel Barnes, daughter Jo-Ann Hart, and husband Jerome Willard. Marie is survived by her children Lorri Zarro (Jim), Jerome Willard (Dorothy) and James Willard; grandchildren Christopher, Jamie, Josh, Brian, Matthew, Riley and Misty; brother Dustin Barnes; sister Shirley Laskey (Ed); 18 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held 10am Wednesday, December 22 at Powell Wiswall Cemetery, Plummer Road, Ballston Spa, pending weather conditions. A celebration of life will held on a later date. Memorial contributions in memory of Marie may be made to the Saratoga County Animal Shelter or the American Cancer Society.

Guest Book

Joan Ribley-Borck

We had many laughs in High School.
Great days.
May you rest in peace.
Joan

Cris Carter

Marie was both a friend and one-time co-worker. She had a smile for everyone and will be sorely missed. My deepest sympathy to all her family and friends.

Linda Voehringer

So sorry to hear of the passing of Marie. You couldn't have found a nicer person. She was always kind to me. Her love for the county fair and enthusiasm for antiques will be hard to match. I enjoyed working with her while on the Saratoga County Fair board. It was always nice to bump into her at the grocery store for a "catch up" visit. You just couldn't find a kinder person. My sympathy to the family. How lucky we are to have known Marie. May she rest in peace.

Toni and Dave Holbrook

Dear Family, So sad that Marie passed away. She was a wonderful friend and she will be missed by all her knew her. Love you, Marie. RIP, Toni and Dave

Debbie Martino

I am so sorry for your loss.

Karen Englehart-Garant

Lorri, Jerry & Jimmy
So sorry to to hear of your mom’s passing. It was just about three weeks ago I saw her in the store and we chatted about her love of the fair and my Mom and Dad. What a lovely Mom you had, she will be missed.

Gale Hika

Have known Marie and her entire family for many many years. Marie's smile always would light up the entire room. Heaven most definitely has a beautiful shining star to brighten up night skies. Forever in my thoughts dear friend, truly will be missed.

Valerie Guy

I'm so very sorry for your family's loss. Your mom was a wonderful woman and loved by all. Sending hugs and prayers

John & Rhonda Barnes

Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Richard Mabb

Marie was a wonderful person so kind and friendly. The first time I met her was at the Saratoga Co Fairground. I knew the whole family. So RIP Marie and prayers to the family.

Margie Emigh Clink

I am so sorry for the loss of your sister.

Gail Decker

Marie was a very nice person to work with. She always had a friendly smile and was kind to those around her. RIP Marie

Patti & Jessica Ingram

Jim, sincere condolences to you and your family for the loss of your Mother. May she rest in peace.

Roxanne Howe

Marie was such a wonderful woman my thoughts and prayers go out to her family.

Kelly Barnes

Aunt Marie was one of the sweetest ladies you could ever meet. She loved all her family and was a pleasure to be around. I will certainly miss her. My condolences.

A Friend

Marie was a very friendly woman who always had a smile on her face.
She was very kindhearted, as well. RIP Marie

John Nichols and Penny Bellevue

Marie was a fellow Saratoga County employee and a very nice person. It was always a pleasure to talk with her and to know her.

Kevin DeLorenze

So sorry for your loss, Marie was my mother's niece, and my cousin. I haven't seen the family in many years. It was great to reconnect on Facebook. Praying for comfort during this time. God bless.

Jim Roat

So sorry for your loss.

Vicci Burt

I will miss you very much Aunt Marie. You were like a 2nd mom to me. Youve always had one of the biggest hearts I've ever seen <3

Barbara Roberts

So sorry for your loss

Carol & Jerry Mabb

Jimmy, Riley, Jerry, And family

We are so sorry for the loss of your Mom/Grandmother .
We are thinking of you and Marie is in our prayers.

Carol & Jerry

Barbara Ostrander

Deepest condolences to Marie’s family. As cousins we were close and as old ladies became closer, enjoyed our good times at the Eagles, she had some great times, lot’s of laughs, met a lot of new friends, and really enjoyed herself. Marie, you will be missed but remembered with fond memories.

Kathy Heuser

Shirley and all of her Family,
My sincerest sympathies to all. Much love and hugs and prayers during this difficult time.
Love,
Kathy

John Murray

Very sad to hear this news Marie was a wonderful person to be around. She had a great sense of humor and was always helpful.