Woodstock – Marshall H. Tourtellotte, Jr., 71, of Woodstock, passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2015 in his home. He was the beloved husband of Karin (Rosen) Tourtellotte. Born in Putnam, he was the son of the late Marshall H. Tourtellote, Sr., and Florence (Baranski) Tourtellotte.
Marshall graduated from Killingly High School in 1962, where he served as Class President and co-captain of the football team. He received his undergraduate degree from Central Connecticut State University and earned his 6th year degree from the University of Connecticut. He worked as a guidance counselor for Woodstock Academy for 34 years. While working at Woodstock Academy, Marshall served as the Chair of the Scholarship Committee. Marshall was honored with several awards for his work as a guidance counselor, including the New England Association for College Admission Counseling (NEACAC) Counselor Award. After retiring, Mr. Tourtellotte opened his own private practice and was also a consultant for Killingly High School as a Connecticut Licensed Professional Counselor.
Marshall was also an active member outside of school. He was actively involved with Hospice since its creation in 1983. For this dedication, he received the Friend of Hospice Award. Mr. Tourtellotte also served with his wife Karin as the General Chairpersons for the 2004-2005 Hospice Friends Campaign. He served on the Woodstock Board of Education. He also reached out to others through his community service, for which he was awarded the Distinguished Service Award from Quinebaug Valley Community College in 1989, along with the George J. Racine Sr. Humanitarian Award from the Northeastern Connecticut Chamber of Commerce in 2005.
He enjoyed his family, giving back to the community, traveling, loved his home and was very passionate about his work. He will be remembered as a kind and charismatic gentleman.
In addition to his wife Karin, he is survived by his children, Jim Tourtellotte (Kelly) of Putnam, Pam Tiffany of Brooklyn, Sara Gustavesen (Brad) of Putnam; his sisters, Elizabeth Gingras (Gerald) of Virginia, and Barbara Lamb (Tom) of Thompson; and six grandchildren, (Lydia & Alison Tourtellotte, Haley & Matthew Tiffany and Maya & William Gustavesen), several nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Marshall’s family from 5:00 to 7:00pm on Friday June 26, 2015 in the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday June 27, 2015 in the East Woodstock Congregational Church, 220 Woodstock Rd, East Woodstock, Ct.
Memorial donations may be made to East Woodstock Congregational Church or to New England Organ Bank. In Marshall’s memory, consider registering as an organ donor or go to www.BeTheMatch.org For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.