VERNON, Conn. – Erma Jeanne Folland, 84, beloved wife of William “Bill” Folland, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at Rockville General Hospital, Rockville, Conn. She was born July 10, 1928, in Brooklin, daughter of the late Harold and Viva (Wardwell) Barton.
She grew up on Vinalhaven Island and then in Camden, and graduated from Camden High School. She spent several wonderful years living in Belgium and traveled throughout Europe. Erma was a member of American Women’s Club of Brussels and a member of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church of Manchester.
In addition to her husband of 60 years, Erma is survived by her children, Barry and wife, Kelly Folland, and Jennifer Folland and life partner, Sandra Imbody, all of Ludlow, Mass.; two grandchildren, Shannon, and Christopher and wife, Beth Joy; two great-grandchildren, Emma and Christopher Jr.; sister, Jessie and husband, Paul Leonard, of Newport; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother, Raymond Barton; and sister, Patricia Barton.
Funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Burke-Fortin Funeral Home, 76 Prospect St., Rockville, Conn., where relatives and friends may call 5-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Connecticut Humane Society, 701 Russell Road, Newington, CT 06111. For online condolences, please visit www.pietrasfuneralhome.com.